PortAventura World to open its first carbon-neutral hotel

Colorado Creek will be PortAventura World’s first zero-emission hotel, consolidating the resort’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint. Offering superior 4-star accommodation and direct access to PortAventura Park, this new hotel (the resort’s sixth) is scheduled to open its doors on 1 June 2019. It will have 150 rooms, bringing the resort total to more than 2,200 rooms.

Inspired by the Far West gold rush and mirroring the style of this particular era, the hotel will offer guests a wide range of benefits such as unlimited access to PortAventura Park, 1-day access to Ferrari Land, Express Premium wristband for PortAventura Park, exclusive breakfast buffet and free gifts for children.

PortAventura World has always been at the forefront of environmental awareness and care actions. It was one of the first companies to sign the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism for sustainable tourism and Colorado Creek is now the latest addition to its CSR portfolio.

Together with Clean CO2, a carbon management brand, PortAventura World will continue to reduce its emissions by purchasing Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), a carbon credit for projects that improve the environment. Through this initiative, PortAventura World will also be supporting the Malawi Borehole project, which focuses on the restoration of wells for local communities in Malawi. The project will help to provide 450,000 people with clean drinking water, a resource that almost half of the Malawian rural population doesn’t have access to.

 

Last year, PortAventura World pledged to be plastic free by 2020, showcasing its commitment to protecting the environment. Following the success of the announcement, the progressive reduction of PortAventura World’s carbon footprint forms part of its ambitious and strategic sustainability plan.

 

The resort also ensures that 100% of electricity at the resort is sourced from renewable energy sources that produce zero CO2 emissions, certified by a Guarantee of Origin (GO).

 

Fernando Aldecoa, General Director of PortAventura World commented: “Colorado Creek will be PortAventura World’s first carbon-neutral hotel and in time, the park aims to extend this commitment to other areas of the resort. PortAventura World is continuing to consolidate its commitment to the environment with a responsible and sustainable management model, a cornerstone of the company’s ESG policy”.

 

PortAventura World forms part of the Spanish #PorElClima platform that aims to mobilise the hospitality industry against climate change.