Good practice business NATURHOTEL CHESA VALISA

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Austria
  • ETGG2030-GP
Postal address Gerbeweg 18, A-6992 Hirschegg
Release date 08/04/2022
Landscape type Mountain
  • Good Governance & CSR
GSTC Criteria for Industry
  • A4 Staff engagement
  • A7 Buildings and infrastructure
  • B2 Local employment
  • B3 Local purchasing
  • B7 Decent work
  • D1.1 Environmentally preferable purchasing
  • D1.2 Efficient purchasing
  • D1.3 Energy conservation
  • D2.1 Greenhouse gas emissions
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Business (Best Practice Business)
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Outstanding contributions

The approach followed and projected by the Chesa Valisa is of a hotel which maintains a close relationship with the nature of the surrounding valleys.   The original building dates from 1507 and the owners have sought to maintain the historic tradition and mix it with modern inspiration. The use of natural building materials, such as wood and rammed earth walls, creates a healthy indoor climate. Other natural elements incorporated in the experience are water, through a steam and small waterfall, and fire, provided in a rammed clay fireplace.

The hotel uses 100% green electricity and concentrates on sourcing organic and local supplies. An emphasis is placed on the wellbeing and sustainable living of employees, through the accommodation, catering, equipment, leisure facilities and special benefits provided for them.  The hotel has also influenced activities in the community, persuading various farmers in Kleinwalsertal to switch to organic production.


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