The Details Hotels & Resorts Group has once again been distinguished with the Green Key Award, earned by four of its five properties. The Aqua Pedra dos Bicos, Vale d’El Rei and Velamar have been awarded the same prizes that they won in 2018, while for 2019, the Topázio Mar joins the other hotels in the Details portfolio in terms of sustainable tourism. On 3 June, the Details team attended the National Prize-giving Ceremony 2019, held at the Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel in Portimão.
The international “Green Key” programme, a project created by the European Blue Flag Association, currently operates in some 2,900 establishments across 57 countries, promoting sustainable tourism and good environmental practices in these spaces. We at Details Hotels & Resorts take a proactive stance in this respect; our policies include reducing the consumption of water and electricity, promoting the separation of rubbish, choosing eco-friendly cleaning products, raising staff awareness and using biodegradable drinking straws instead of plastic ones.
Protecting the environment is becoming increasingly important nowadays and we understand that everyone’s contribution is important in ensuring a better future and a greener planet. Based on a management model involving continuous improvement, the Details Group is increasingly investing in a management and environmental education policy aimed at reducing our environmental footprint and ensuring the sustainable – and increasingly eco-friendly – growth of the tourism sector in Portugal and, in the Algarve especially.