The Hôtel Martinez reopened earlier this year to much acclaim after undergoing extensive renovations under the direction of architect and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Interiors reflect a combination of the original Art Deco style with furnishings in contemporary sky blue and white colors that complement the surrounding Mediterranean hues. The new lobby with its gleaming white marble features a 1930s style grand chandelier that floods the space with golden light while corridors lead to new guestrooms with views of the Croisette and hints of the glamour and lavish spirit of yesteryear.
Green Globe recently recertified the Hôtel Martinez in Cannes in acknowledgement of its ongoing commitment to sustainable management and operations.
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“I am proud that Hôtel Martinez has been certified by Green Globe year after year since 2010,” said Alessandro Cresta, General Manager at Hôtel Martinez. “We all continue to be involved in the development of our sustainability practices. As a bold decision for 2019, we have decided to remove as much plastic as possible in the hotel. Our short- and medium-term goals include waste sorting strategies and responsible seafood purchasing is also part of our sustainability plan.”
As part of the property renovations carried out in 2017/2018, major technical improvements have been implemented to control and reduce environmental impacts including the installation of LEDs and sensors, centralized in-room systems to control temperatures and lighting in rooms, a water preheating exchanger and low flow water faucets.
Waste management practices include dehydrating food waste, recycling pens and converting cooking oil into biofuel. In addition, as one of its reuse initiatives, members of the public can drop off their old eyeglasses at the hotel, which are then redistributed by the Lunettes Sans Frontière association (Glasses Without Borders) to adults and children who need glasses living in France, Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.
To contribute to regional economic development, Hôtel Martinez supports local producers by showcasing local foods and beverages at its restaurants and bars. Local crafts such as the ceramic plates inspired by the area and designed by Chef Christian Sinicropi also feature as presentation plates for dishes at the hotel’s two Michelin star restaurant La Palme d’Or.
Green Globe 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 is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit greenglobe.com.