Eco-responsible accomodation

Hotels have taken the challenges of sustainable development to heart...

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Hotels have taken the challenges of sustainable development to heart if the increase in the number of accredited establishments is anything to go by.

The level of commitment of establishments ranges from the non-replacement of bath towels to theaccumulation of standards and labels. The initial investment may  be significant but the effects (savings, marketing, internal motivation) are proportional. What is most important is that once an initiative has been taken, it continues and that the hotelier seeks to improve performance.  

This principle of continual improvement is moreover, one of the fundamental principles of the current  standards and labels:  ISO 20121 (launch in 2012), ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, European Ecolabel, the Diversité label, HQE, BBC, Green Key, Green Globe, Earth Check.

Apart from holding a label or a standard, other questions can be asked to evaluate the commitmentof the venue:

• Ease of access to public transport, on foot, by bicycle, access for physically-disabled people;

• Eco-respectful buildings (ideally accredited with a label): optimization of energy and water management, sorting and reclamation of waste;

• Services offered and/or service providers listed with a sustainable development approach (catering,  layout, transport, etc.); or at least, ways of taking account of your responsible development requirements;

• Policy, charter, commitments in favour of the sustainable development of the venue;

• Respect, updating, and regular putting into effect of health and safety rules;

• Awareness-raising internally and externally.

See below the members of the Convention Bureau with an official standard or label or with a sustainable approach

Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 4/5

Hotel

61 quai de Grenelle, Paris, 75015

Set in the heart of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine, just steps away from the Eiffel Tower. The Novotel Paris Centre Tour......

Number of guest rooms 764

Number of meeting rooms 30

InterContinental Paris Le Grand 5/5

Hotel

2 rue Scribe, Paris, 75009

The InterContinental Paris le Grand, built under Napoleon III, is located in the heart of Paris: opposite the Palais Garnier......

Number of guest rooms 470

Number of meeting rooms 21

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 4/5

Hotel

20 rue Jean Rey, Paris, 75015

A unique experience in Paris! A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower, the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel offers a welcoming......

Number of guest rooms 405

Number of meeting rooms 7

Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse 4/5

Hotel

30-40 rue du Commandant Mouchotte, Paris, 75014

The Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse is ideally situated on the Left Bank of Paris. Its 354 spacious and elegant guest rooms,......

Number of guest rooms 354

Number of meeting rooms 8

Novotel Roissy CDG Convention & Spa 4/5

Hotel

10 allée du Verger, Roissy-en-France, 95700

The Novotel Convention & Wellness Roissy CDG opens its doors to a modern concept, where work and relaxation complement each other......

Number of guest rooms 295

Number of meeting rooms 17

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe 5/5

Hotel

14 rue Beaujon, Paris, 75008

The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, with 124 rooms and suites, is ideally located near the Avenue des Champs Elysées, home to some......

Number of guest rooms 124

Number of meeting rooms 5

Novotel Paris Est 4/5

Hotel

1 avenue de la République, Bagnolet, 93177

Novotel Paris Est is actually the only large capacité hotel in Eastern Paris with a 2500m2/ 27000ft2 convention center 650m2/......

Number of guest rooms 609

Number of meeting rooms 33

Novotel Paris Orly Rungis 4/5

Hotel

1 rue du Pont des Halles, Rungis, 94656

Situated opposite the Marché International de Rungis "M.I.N" and 15 min from Paris, the Novotel Paris Orly Rungis, the most......

Number of guest rooms 180

Number of meeting rooms 12

Novotel Paris 17 4/5

Hotel

34 avenue de la Porte d'Asnières, Paris, 75017

The Novotel Paris 17 Porte d'Asnières is ideally located 10 minutes from Porte Maillot and the Palais des Congrès de Paris. The......

Number of guest rooms 140

Number of meeting rooms 8

Novotel Paris Centre Bercy 4/5

Hotel

85 rue de Bercy, Paris, 75012

Ideally suited to business trips, the Novotel Paris Bercy is located in the new neighbourhood in the east of Paris, 8 min.from......

Number of guest rooms 150

Number of meeting rooms 6

Novotel Paris La Défense 4/5

Hotel

2 boulevard de Neuilly, Paris La Défense Cedex, 92081

The Novotel Paris La Défense has aquired a real expertise in the organization of meetings thanks to the Meeting@Novotel service.......

Number of guest rooms 280

Number of meeting rooms 8

Le Méridien Étoile 4/5

Hotel

81 boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Paris, 75017

Strategically located at Porte Maillot facing the Paris Convention Center, a few minutes from the Champs-Elysées and La Défense......

Number of guest rooms 1025

Number of meeting rooms 25