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Italy’s Leading Green Resort

Delphina Hotels & Resorts receives four accolades at 2021’s World Travel Awards
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Valle dell’Erica

Delphina Hotels & Resorts, a My Green Pod Hero, has been named Italy’s Leading Hotel Group at 2021’s World Travel Awards.

The family-run chain of four- and five-star hotel has won four important accolades at the 2021 ‘Oscars of the world Tourism Industry’: Italy’s Leading Hotel Group, Europe’s Leading Green Resort and Italy’s Leading Green Resort (Resort Valle dell’Erica Thalasso & SPA) and Italy’s Leading Beach Resort (Resort & SPA Le Dune).

With the environment on the world stage thanks to COP26, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, this is a great time to be able to offer the certified ‘greenest resort in Europe’.

‘The results achieved to date are proof of how it is possible to do business whilst respecting and enhancing the environment. These awards fill us with pride and inspire us to commit ourselves more and more to offer the Gallura hospitality that has distinguished us for 29 years.

Brand manager at Delphina Hotels & Resorts

Eco luxury

Rooted in nature and respecting the local landscape, Delphina’s mission is to offer authentic Mediterranean hospitality in unique places.

The resort boasts 12 five-star, four-star Superior and four-star hotels, exclusive residences, six spas and prestigious villas, all immersed in green Mediterranean gardens overlooking the sea between the Costa Smeralda, the Archipelago of La Maddalena and the Gulf of Asinara, in the towns of Cannigione, Palau, Santa Teresa Gallura, Isola Rossa and Badesi.

The Sardinian hotel chain has long adopted sustainable growth policies and is at the forefront in supporting local producers of food and wine.

‘These accolades fill us with pride, even more so during such a difficult year. We thank our supporters who enthusiastically rewarded our actions and our green philosophy that has been based since the beginning on sustainability, love for nature and that local and familiar touch that we continually try to convey.’

Brand manager at Delphina Hotels & Resorts

Italy’s Leading Green Resort

The Valle dell’Erica Resort was named Europe’s Leading Green Resort for the third year, which contributes to Delphina’s reconfirmation at national level as Italy’s Leading Green Resort.

This is a great milestone for the elegant resort with a green soul just a few minutes from Santa Teresa Gallura.

Valle dell’Erica was designed to offer a five-star holiday in freedom. The resort enjoys an exclusive location in the Mediterranean; it sits inside 28 hectares of park and faces 1,400 metres of pristine coastline and white, sandy beaches, overlooking the archipelagos of La Maddalena and southern Corsica.

Like all Delphina hotels, Valle dell’Erica Resort uses only 100%  green energy from renewable sources, has adopted important plastic-free policies and supports healthy, local cuisine based on genuine ingredients and preferably with zero food miles.

‘The unique nature of Sardinia is our primary resource and has always been at the centre of our projects. Winning this title for three consecutive years is proof that we are on the right track. It is the marker of how it is possible to do business whilst respecting and enhancing the local environment. And from the very beginning, we have ensured that every single building fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape, close to the nature and traditions of this land.’

Brand manager at Delphina Hotels & Resorts

Italy’s Leading Beach Resort

The Resort & SPA Le Dune in Badesi was re-elected Italy’s Leading Beach Resort. Immersed in a park of 280,000 square meters between sand dunes, junipers and scented Mediterranean scrub, this family-friendly paradise is a true natural oasis. It boasts five hotels, 10 restaurants, an elegant SPA, numerous free leisure activities and water sports.

‘The award fills us with pride and inspires us to do better and better. The beauty of the Blue Flag Li Junchi beach, right in front of the resort, makes our offer unique. 8 kilometres long, it is also very popular with guests who can take long walks on almost deserted areas and thanks to the Nautical Center, practice various water sports: canoeing, sailing courses with catamarans, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

‘The sand dunes behind the beach have fascinating vegetation, populated by junipers, sea roses and other essences, while the stunning view ranges from the islet of Isola Rossa to Asinara Island.’

Brand manager at Delphina Hotels & Resorts

A five-hectare farm with a vegetable garden, orchard, vineyard and olive grove is also open to visits, so adults and children can get to know the indigenous plants that expand the resort’s 0km production.

A sustainable break

The Valle dell’Erica Resort and the Le Dune Resort, like the other hotels in the Delphina collection, offer excellence in sustainable hospitality.

The journey began even before the birth of the hotels and merged into the We are green® brand, created and registered by Delphina to represent its love for nature with a protocol of good practices.

Delphina Hotels & Resorts is the first Italian hotel chain to use 100% green energy from renewable sources in all hotels, resorts and headquarters, with a saving of 3,536 tonnes of CO2 each year – the equivalent of the CO2 absorbed by 25,000 trees.

The company is also committed to supporting local suppliers with the Genuine Local Food Oriented® project, a Delphina quality brand in support of healthy cuisine based on genuine ingredients that respect seasonality, preferably at 0km.

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