Living at peace with nature… Rafayel on the Left Bank was conceptualized with a conscientious and eco-loving approach towards the preservation of our planet’s environment and its precious resources.
Some of our eco-friendly features and practices include:
- Unique and pioneering Philips-designed LED lighting schemes with low energy light bulbs that are up to 80% more efficient than halogen bulbs.
- A remarkable air-conditioning system with extremely low energy consumption that allow excess heat generated in one part of the building to be transferred to other parts
of the building where heat is needed.
- State-of-the-art air ventilation which operates with up to 70% heat recovery efficiencies.
Creation of Landscaping
- Creation of addtional landscape.
- Bamboo planting: a grove of bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees
- Rainwater harvesting technology captures rainwater from the hotel’s various terraces.
- Captured rainwater is used for plant irrigation.
- All-organic and natural products in the Spa, guestrooms and public areas.
- Organic and fair-trade products in the mini-bars.
- Lobby Lounge signature martinis, cocktails, wines, coffees and flavored iced teas made using sustainable farm-to-bar and regionally – grown ingredients.
- A purified water system which will eradicate the need for plastic bottles and water delivery and will result in dramatic energy and cost savings.
Furnishing & Services
- Synthetic wood doors composed of 90% sustainable veneered mahogany.
- Recycled leather furnishings.
- Eco-friendly drycleaners
- “Hypnos” beds in every room which are recycled with a zero landfill and a zero carbon
- Electronic newspapers.
- All glass and paper is recycled.
- Hotel-wide “No plastic” policy.
Nearly paperless Hotel Rafayel has almost eliminated the unnecessary
printing of documents: Why?
- Because the liquid in printer cartridges – which carries a price tag of about $10,000 per gallon – costs far more than the most expensive bottle of champagne any of us will buy over the next few weeks. And despite the popularity of recycling, each year millions of empty toner and inkjet cartridges used in laser printers, fax machines, and copiers are thrown in the trash, destined for landfills and incinerators. Consumption of large amounts of paper within organizations leads to redundancy, increased costs, increased time and decreased quality.
- By making a New Year’s resolution to apply at least some of these simple strategies, we can take steps to improve business processes and cost savings, while embracing “green IT,” making ourselves a more socially responsible and attractive employer and vendor.