Green Globe congratulates Little Arches Boutique Hotel in Barbados on being awarded Gold Status marking five years of continuous certification.
Little Arches, one of Barbados’ most distinctive boutique hotels, lies nestled on a south coast hideaway bay, adjacent to the flawless white sands of Enterprise Beach.
Sandra Edwards, General Manager, said, “Little Arches is pleased to have reached the milestone of Green Globe Gold Certification. We have always been dedicated to our environment, but we chose to officially pursue Green Globe certification as the process encourages us to continually strive to do better in our efforts to preserve our environment one footprint at a time.”
The “little” property is comprised of ten well-appointed rooms and suites, hence the focus on detail and taking steps that will essentially protect the pristine natural surroundings.
Over the past five years, the hotel has been developing various green initiatives to steadily improve its overall sustainability management system. To reduce energy usage, the base load for electricity consumption has been established with projected daily use goals now in place. LED lighting and the changeover to inverter HVAC units continues to be deployed throughout the property while photocells are utilized for outdoor lighting and parking areas. To conserve water, water usage and costs are benchmarked, and rainwater is collected and stored while drip irrigation systems are installed in gardens.
Little Arches’ Café Luna strives to use the freshest local produce, offering pan-tropical fare, which is a fusion of Caribbean-Asian and Mediterranean flavors. Imported items are only used when ingredients are not available in Barbados. For a taste of local flavor, Café Luna also offers the Bajan inspired Back To Bajan menu. And as part of the resort’s waste minimization program, cooking oil is recycled.
To give back to the community, Little Arches team members and guests support The Variety Club and participate in the Pack For a Purpose initiative where they collect and donate much needed school items to under privileged children in Barbados. In addition, retired towels are donated to various charities and the local district hospital.
About Green Globe Certification
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