At The Rock Hotel we know the importance of the environment, so we have made many efforts to improve our practices and are proud to call ourselves one of the finest eco hotels in Gibraltar. All our staff are committed to the ever-growing goal of sustainability, and we are dedicated to learning and improving our policies and practices, so as a guest of The Rock Hotel, you can enjoy your sustainable hotel stay in Gibraltar.
We have high standards of energy efficiency. We have implemented many strategies to reduce our energy consumption, so you can have a guilt free conscience when you stay with us. Our energy conserving attitude is among one of the reasons we consider ourselves an eco-hotel, as are our extensive measures to incorporate energy efficient and LED lighting and stove gas ranges in the kitchen as a part of our energy conservation programme. We have also incorporated a Tesla charging station at the hotel car park to reduce gas-emissions as part of saving our energy for a greener and more sustainable lifestyle.
Water and Waste Reduction
Water and waste reduction are a large priority for us. We understand that excessive water and waste are a huge energy drain, and as we endeavour to continuously reduce our carbon footprint, we have taken many actions to remove the waste of water and goods. Some of these actions include towel and linen reuse programmes to cut down on water and our hotel recycling programme which also recycles ink cartridges and batteries. In addition, we have started offering our guests the possibility to e-mail invoices; This means that we will be saving up to fifty thousand sheets of paper a year and significantly cutting down on our use of ink. Our hotel is also looking at reducing the use of single use plastics by implementing shampoo and shower gel dispensers and replacing the plastic hotel room key cards with reusable and environmentally friendly wooden smart key cards. We hope these actions are leading to a better future with more sustainable hotels.
We know that your confidence in us is also confidence in our suppliers, so we have ensured that our responsible purchasing policy includes organic, locally sourced food and beverages, vegetarian options and a newly created vegan menu, and eco-friendly materials. We are also committed to buying and using local services and products to promote employment and to provide business opportunities that benefit local communities.
We have been making every effort to improve our sustainability, and we hope these efforts will improve your experience with us. We are always open to new ideas and we welcome any suggestions that will help reduce our carbon footprint and ensure that The Rock Hotel maintains the highest sustainability standards as Gibraltar’s most luxurious eco hotel.