First Green Globe Certified Spa Resort in Southern Europe

First Green Globe Certified Spa Resort in Southern Europe
April 27, 2011 Arton Kabashi

LEFAY RESORT & SPA LAGO DI GARDA, ITALY
CERTIFIED GREEN GLOBE

Issued Wed 27th Apr 2011, 7:00 am ET Los Angeles, Calif.– Green Globe Certification

First Green Globe Certified Spa Resort in Southern Europe

Lefay Resort & Spa on Lake Garda, Gargnano, Italy has been awarded the internationally recognized Green Globe certification and is the first Green Globe certificated spa resort in Southern Europe.

Ms Liliana Leali, President of Lefay Resorts said, ‘Lefay Resort & Spa has developed its own spa concept using the principles of classical Chinese medicine and has embraced the idea that wellness incorporates being sensitive to the environment – something that is demonstrated throughout every detail of the design and infrastructure of the resort.

‘Bio-architecture, which includes the use of natural materials and utilization of alternative and renewable energy sources are just some of the measures that have been implemented by Lefay to minimize the impact on the environment’, added Ms Leali

Mr. Guido Bauer, Green Globe Certification CEO said, ‘Lefay is our first spa resort to be certified in southern Europe and represents a truly holistic approach to intrinsic design and daily function of a luxury wellness experience.

‘Lefay’s approach to energy and water usage is exemplary with the purchase of power from renewable sources and the collection and use of rain water throughout the resort. These are two fundamentals that all spas need to consider as they work to neutralize their environmental impact’ added Mr. Bauer.

Together with certification by Green Globe, Lefay has been accredited in 2009 for its “design and management of architectural solutions for innovative and eco-compatible structures” under ISO 14001 environmental certification. Lefay has also won the prestigious Premio all’Innovazione Amica dell’Ambiente Award for environmentally friendly innovation.

About Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda has been designed and created with a view to environmental sustainability with implementation of the latest generation technologies and the use of renewable alternative energies on the basis of ISO 14001 environmental certification and ISO 9001 quality certificate. Lefay Resorts is owner of RECS certificates, which guarantee that all the purchased electric energy is produced by the “A2A Group” only through renewable energy sources.
Contact:
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
Via Angelo Feltrinelli, 118
25084 Gargnano – BS Italia
Tel. +39 0365 241800
Fax +39 0365 241899
info@lefayresorts.com

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and a member of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) governing council. For information visit www.greenglobe.com
Contact:
Green Globe Certification
+1-310-337-3000 tel
+1-310-626-9982 fax
bcox@greenglobe.com
www.greenglobe.com