Many hotels are making an effort to go eco-friendly these days, but one seems to be a cut above the rest in that department. The Vigilus Mountain Resort in South Tyrol, Italy has been named the Most Sustainable Hotel by the travel professionals at the Boutique Hotel Awards.
The hotel is located in the mountains and there are no roads to get there. Guests must arrive via cable car, allowing for a more eco-friendly choice that also gives guests the feeling of being completely immersed in nature.
The mountain springs in the area put out a sparkling mineral water that is used for everything from drinking to swimming.
The resort’s website shares their mission statement.
“You have come here with the desire to follow the rhythm of nature, your own nature, to feel your very own strength and be totally in tune with yourself, to spiritually arrive. Others compare the Vigilius Mountain Resort to a tree house: a child’s secret hiding place and welcome refuge where they can float above the rest of the world and throw all of their everyday worries over board with a laugh, where they don’t have to be anyone but can simply be.”
The hotel’s motto is “eco not ego.”