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BIO HOTELS – we are associates!

Since November 2016 we are proud associates of BIO HOTELS. Already ten years ago, hotels with a focus on sustainability have joined forces. Today the BIO HOTELS’ network consists of almost 100 hotels in seven European countries which makes it the largest association of ecological hotels. BIO HOTELS undergoes the certification of eco hotels certified to guarantee consistent standards. Guidelines and minimum standards All members of BIO HOTELS commit to lead their hotels under ecological and sustainable aspects. Concerned are foods and beverages, cosmetics and the use of energy. The foods and beverages served stem from certified ecological farms and are prepared naturally. To meet the standards all members undergo regular checks commissioned by the government voluntarily (Austria Bio Garantie in Austria). The inspectors make sure that all food products are treated carefully and processed under ecological standards. Sustainability is a big factor in the non-food segment as well. Members commit to slowly replace conventional cosmetics and detergents with ecological products. Our skin is the biggest organ of our bodies and should be treated just as good as our insides. Chemically produced detergents can flow into our ground water and are a major environmental risk. Another common objective of all members [...]

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Five tips to go GREEN!

As an utterly green hotel it is our mission to act resource-friendly. With passive house design in our building extension, solar panels & co. our Boutiquehotel Stadthalle achieves a zero-energy-balance. However it is also quite simple to implement an eco-friendly lifestyle @home – often with small means. Thus, we present five useful tips to save energy in one’s own four walls. 1.    It’s the ventilation that matters Even if in winter it is uncomfortably cold it is important to ventilate intensively two times a day. Through it one can maintain a pleasant indoor climate without cooling down the apartment or house – that’s also the reason why you shouldn’t leave the windows tilted the whole day. And don’t forget: Turn down the heating while ventilation! 2.    The thing with the standby mode – you know… Yes, the standby mode on notebooks or TVs is quite handy – one touch of a button and everything is fine. But energy savers know that the tiny red-illuminating lamp is pretty much of an energy guzzler. So it would be better to pull the plugs from time to time or to even use plug connectors which can be switched off. 3.    Kettles for president […]

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Upcycling Tip: Creative furniture made of pallets

Sustainability is of prime importance in our green hotel in the center of Vienna. Upcycling has always been an interesting concept for us. Therefore, we want to talk about simple Upcycling Tips in our blog on a monthly basis. Upcycling refers to the repurposing of renewable objects. Objects from everyday life are turned into new objects with a new function. This is how production and subsequently the energy consumption can be dramatically reduced. Today we want to give an Upcycling Tip on how to create creative furniture out of pallets – for both the exterior and the interior.

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Rent the Tesla S in Vienna

The electric automobile has been lifted to a new level this year thanks to the Tesla S from Blitzzcar. Never before has driving been this economical or sustainable, and with an impressive range of approximately 400 km. The company was founded in March 2014 and is currently running a trial test until June 2015. It features a consumption level of 23 kWh per 100 km, which equals that of a 2.5 litre car with a combustion engine. The charging capacity is at 85 kWh, it has a maximum speed of 200 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in only 5.6 seconds. Unbelievable how impressive this electric car is! The best advantages of Blitzzcar rental: the cars will be delivered to your door! Also, they can be returned without a full charge and have unlimited mileage included in the rental price. A Blitzzday including comprehensive coverage, delivery and unlimited mileage costs € 249.00. If you want to rent the Tesla S for a Blitzzweekend, you can do this for € 398.00 and in case you are interested in the Crowd Investor Program, you can rent the Tesla S for a wonderful tariff called Blitzcrowdday at € 144.00 per day. All cars are equipped with Smatrics charging cards which are super […]

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“It won’t get any greener!”

The Boutiquehotel Stadthalle has long been known for its green attitude towards life and work, but still manages to surprise us over and over with great new ideas. Here is a short summary of green, leafy things that you can find at the hotel: our garden is a green oasis, our facade is green with vertical gardens, our rooftop lavender garden is a green paradise for butterflies and bees alike, and our entrance area’s vertical herb garden greets guests with fresh aromas as they arrive. The greenest way to travel is by bike or train. Both will be rewarded by a 10 % discount called our “green bonus” which is subtracted from the room price. Recycling, Upcycling, LED lamps as well as saying no to mini bars saves a lot of CO2, which makes not only our hotel but the whole wide world greener and greener! On our homepage you will find our Green City Map which provides lots of green tips for the city, as well as our monthly, innovative green tip for a green life style. The best hot drink for this season is obviously a green tea, and for green meetings you should check out our great boardroom! You will find a great […]

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