France hotel proves luxury is compatible with sustainability

France hotel proves luxury is compatible with sustainability
November 30, 2011 Arton Kabashi

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe announces that the Société du Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice, France, has been recertified for its sustainable operations and management.

Société du Palais de la Méditerranée, situated on the world renowned Côte d’Azur, is a remarkable blend of local heritage and modern style. After investing in the preservation of the historic 1930s Art Deco façade, the hotel constructed a sophisticated facility with advanced energy-saving systems.

Palais de la Méditerranée General Manager, Christophe Aldunate, said: “We are pleased to regain Green Globe Certification. It proves that we are continuing and even improving the high standards of our services, while maintaining a process of social and environmental responsibility.

“It is an important recognition of our efforts, and it is motivation and encouragement for our staff. It makes us want to share our practices and to attract decision-makers in the hotel industry by showing that our business, including the luxury area, is compatible with a sustainable development approach. I am also happy to report that the Société du Palais de la Méditerranée was the first 5-star hotel in France, with our sister Property Hotel Martinez, to be Green Globe certified.”

Green Globe Certification CEO Guido Bauer said: “The efforts of the management and staff of Société du Palais de la Méditerranée have diligently maintained a high standard of sustainable operation and management. Beyond their certification by Green Globe, the hotel has recently been chosen as the general public’s favorite hotel in the Responsible Tourism Awards by Voyages-SNCF.

“I encourage people in the hospitality industry and those interested in staying with Société du Palais de la Méditerranée to visit YouTube and enjoy the interview with Monsieur Aldunate from the hotel ( It is clear from these interviews that all staff is committed to good work on behalf of their business, their community, and the welfare of others.”


Palais de la Méditerranée, a charming hotel ideally located on the Promenade des Anglais and close to the city center, is a beautiful sight. The palace’s white Art Deco façade, built in the 1930s, was restored in 2004 to its original beauty. By admiring its elegant silhouette, you will already have a first impression of the fascinating prestige that emanates from the hotel and which contributes to its legendary history.

Towering over the Bay of Angels and the turquoise waters, Palais de la Méditerranée is very close to numerous sightseeing curiosities of the city of Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur. Attracted by its unique location, within walking distance of “Old Nice” and ideally located on the seafront, national and international travelers enjoy the hotel’s reputation of elegance and style, situated just a short distance from the Nice airport.

Following an ambitious renovation project, which ended in 2004, a splendid nine-floor building with an original architecture saw the light of day. Today, this five-star luxury hotel blends contemporary ideas, opulence on a grand scale, as well as a vast choice of services that will make your stay on the Côte d’Azur unforgettable.

Contact: Christophe ALDUNATE, General Manager, LE PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANEE, Hotel Casino 5 *, 13 Promenade des Anglais, 06000 NICE , Phone +33 (0) 4 92 14 77 11, Fax +33 (0), Email , Web .


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 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) an agency of the United Nations, and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). For information visit .

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