Le Méridien Barcelona
One of the best hotels in the city with sustainable policies, BREEAM sustainability certification and slow-food options on its menu, located in Las Ramblas, the heart of Barcelona.
Luxury is usually associated with extravagance and excess. However, Le Méridien Barcelona Hotel is proof that the comfort and services offered by a top quality hotel can go hand in hand with sustainability and responsible consumption. At Le Méridien Barcelona they are highly aware of their guests’ health and are keen environmentalists. Situated in Las Ramblas, at the heart of the city, it is a pioneer in terms of sustainability and even has an Environment Committee, in charge of applying and promoting environmental measures.
Not only that, but Le Méridien Barcelona is the only hotel in Spain up to date holding the BREEAM certification for sustainable construction, which certifies its sustainability policies, its energy efficiency and their care for the environment. We know for a fact the hotel has gone beyond expectations in the restructuring and rehabilitation of the beautiful, emblematic building, built at a time when sustainability was not an issue, to be worthy of the certificate. This is highly appreciated, since sustainability is generally not considered a top priority in the luxury hotel world. Amongst other measures, Le Méridien separates organic from non-organic waste, uses LED bulbs, has substituted plastic bins for cardboard ones, has recycling containers and several other measures aimed at reducing water and energy. In fact, Le Méridien has resolved to reduce its electricity consumption by 30% and its water by 20% by 2020. The hotel has also been the first to install a couple of free chargers for electric cars in its car park, and it promotes healthy activities for its guests with its programme “Make a Green Choice”, as well as sustainable meetings, walks around the city or using the bicycle as means of transportation. Furthermore, chef Eugeni Cortés offers a varied menu and Km 0 slow food at the CentOnze restaurant.
Obviously, the hotel offers all the expected services of a five-star hotel, with 231 comfortable and welcoming rooms and suites, designed to generate creativity, with impeccable staff and a privileged location.
In short, Le Méridien Barcelona is the perfect hotel for those who want to enjoy the privileges of a grand luxury hotel, without giving up their sustainability and environmental principles.