Work Green: Doing what you can
Sustainability in everyday hotel life is a choice. And we have decided: for green energy, for example. Since 2008, we have been heating the entire hotel using geothermal energy. When it comes to construction and conversion, we also prefer to focus on ecological and social benefits rather than economic ones. Even for great-grandpa Rudi, it was a matter of course to hire professionals and trades from the nearby area. And our chambermaids also clean not only with great attention to detail, but also with many sustainable products and as few chemicals as possible. We also owe this to partners like “Hagleitner”, who continuously provide us with innovative products.
Travel green: Vacation for car
Are you traveling by e-car? It’s a good match! An electric charging station is waiting directly in front of our hotel entrance. All other vehicles can be conveniently parked in the parking lot and you will not need them again until you leave – promised! Thanks to the central location, the free hiking bus in summer and free ski shuttle in winter you can get everywhere even without a car. If you are arriving by train, you can apply for a travel ticket that will allow you to cover the last few meters of the bus free of charge. From 2023 we offer you a particularly sustainable mobility treat: our SCOTT rental e-bikes. You will see: With us at Barbarahof you are mobile even without a car.
Breathe green: the air is clean
In the fall of 2021, we began to take a close look at the topic of indoor air purification. In “ACTIVE COATING by Mursallgroup” we have found the perfect partner. The company has equipped all interiors in the hotel with “ACTIVE COATING”. Windows and walls have been coated to decompose fine dust, bacteria, odors and allergens and create a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. In this way, we ensure sustainably better and pollutant-free breathing air in a completely natural way and without power consumption. You can find more information about this in our blog post.
“Certainly, the word ‘sustainability’ has been used in an inflationary manner for some years now. But we also find that the word itself says a lot and reflects fundamental values of a person and a company. So we see it as our duty to continue to work at the Hotel Barbarahof in such a way that we – with all tourist developments – leave as small a footprint as possible. In doing so, we are always working to create a beautifully developing place of well-being for people who want to enjoy our nature and surroundings in this wonderful valley.”– Roland Steger, junior manager and enthusiastic bike guide