New eco-friendly services and amenities launch at award-winning luxury hotelNot their smartphones, laptops or iPads. As of yesterday, guests of The Setai, Miami Beach, an Eco-certified Luxury Hotel (LECS) by Sustainable Travel International (SIT), can now charge their electric cars on property. With more electric vehicles taking to the streets than ever before and seeing a growing demand for this service, The Setai, Miami Beach has installed Leviton charging stations located in its private garage, catering to electric cars of all models.
“Each time a guest visits or stays with us, it is our mission to accommodate their every need. Their experience with us begins the moment they pull into our driveway and as we continue to refine our programs, amenities and service offerings, items like adding electric car charging stations enables our guests to have a hassle free visit.” said Guenter H. Richter, C.H.A., vice president and managing director of The Setai, Miami Beach. “And, as a team that genuinely cares about environmental and social issues, we continue to invest in enhancements that keep our hotel as green as possible. We have always been early adaptors to environmental guidelines and standards put forward and we know our guests appreciate that as well.”
Time to Unplug at The Setai, Miami Beach
As guests enjoy the tranquil oasis that The Setai, Miami Beach provides, there are many eco-friendly services and amenities, beyond the new electric car charging stations, including:
• The Solar Powered Mobile Facility: First of its kind and now in operation for more than 25 years, The Setai’s beach trailers that provide guests with food concessions are powered by roof top solar panels. The eco-friendly nature of the system and zero carbon footprint serves hotel guests and the environment well.
• The Newly Renovated Pools: While guests enjoy a choice of three infinity azure pools kept at varying temperatures year-round, they may not realise that the tiles are made from 99 percent recycled glass.. Manufactured in Spain, the tiles are made from food and beverage industry bottles once used for containing wine, juice, fruits and vegetables.
• Eating Well: While guests may look to splurge while staying at the hotel at our fine dining options, Executive Chef Mathias Gervais and his team of culinary artists purchase USDA Certified organic, Fair Trade and locally produced food and beverages to ensure the cuisine not only pleases palates but is as healthy and fresh for guests as possible.
Behind the Scenes
The Luxury Eco Certification Standard (LECS) offered by Sustainable Travel International (SIT) is the world’s only voluntary, global sustainable tourism certification program offered by a non-profit organisation that is specific to the luxury accommodation sector.
The Setai, Miami Beach which received its certification in 2010 has implemented a number of unique eco-friendly programs on property to continue its commitment to the environment and global community. From tracking energy and using green seal certified cleaning products to recycling and using ENERY STAR equipment whenever possible, a few interesting items include:
• The Setai Service: The hotel conducts staff training on understanding and implementing green practices on property to ensure the hotel team knows the benefits for the environmental-friendly programs in place.
• Equipment: Being mindful of water and electricity consumption on property, efficiency measures have been put in place in all commodes, from heat pumps and Lutron lighting systems to cool white roofing and low flow faucets and showerheads.
• Recycling: Going beyond using products that have been made from recycled materials like pool tiles and paper towels, The Setai, Miami Beach works with Hauler to sort and recycle materials used on property. This includes glass, paper, cardboard, plastic and metals.