Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Dr. Jerry Doby0
Bettoja Hotels Collection to Eliminate Plastic Bottles on Earth Day
BETTOJA HOTELS COLLECTION TO ELIMINATE PLASTIC BOTTLES ON EARTH DAY
Removal of plastic bottles in all mini-bars in hotels’ 495 rooms and restaurants
A day to promote environmental awareness and bring attention to the protection of the planet, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones to littering beaches and lands to congesting waste streams and landfills, plastic pollution continues to pose a great threat to the survival of the planet.
One of Italy’s most renowned family-owned hospitality groups, Bettoja Hotels Collection announces the removal of all plastic bottles beginning on Earth Day 2019. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to progress its three iconic hotels in Rome to a new chapter in the family’s hospitality tradition which began 140 years ago, Bettoja Hotels Collection continues to make instrumental strides in enhancing the hotel group’s mission as it evolves into the future.
Spanning five generations, there are 495 rooms among the three hotels, and the Bettoja family has renewed their commitment to their guests and the hospitality industry by beginning a 20 million-Euro renovation across all hotels. The renovation began in the summer of 2018 and will continue over the next several years. This sustainability initiative marks the first achievement in the brand’s commitment to environment. In celebration of Earth Day, Bettoja Hotels Collection will eliminate all plastic bottles in the mini-bars and the restaurants located in their 3 hotels in Rome: Hotel Mediterraneo, Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio and Hotel Atlantico.
“The elimination of plastic bottles in our nearly 500 rooms has been a great desire of ours,” said Maurizio Bettoja, President of Bettoja Hotels Collection. “We are taking action on Earth Day this year and we hope to achieve a new sustainability goal every year.”
Earth Day is an important reminder of the need for a sustainable future and encourages people to show appreciation to the planet by making an effort to protect the environment and the ecosystems within it. This year, Bettoja Hotels Collection invites its guests to honor this commitment to the environment and will turn off the lights for one minute in the halls of all three hotels at 18:00PM on April 22nd. In addition, Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio will dine by candlelight and soft lights on Earth Day.
About Bettoja Hotels Collection
Founded in 1875, the Bettoja Hotels Collection is a family-owned hospitality company spanning five generations with a long-standing tradition of hospitality. The hotel collection consists of three hotels located in the heart of Rome on Via Cavour – all within walking distance of each other. Its flagship property, Hotel Mediterraneo was built in 1936 and blends museum-worthy Art Deco design and stylish furnishings with historical touchstones such as maps, prints and marble busts of Roman emperors. Set on Esquiline Hill, the highest of Rome’s seven hills, the ten-story hotel is among the highest buildings in Rome’s center and affords sweeping views of the city from its rooftop bar and terrace suites. The hotel’s spacious 245 rooms vary in décor and all feature graciously high ceilings and modern, new marble bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi and a fitness center are also available to all guests. The hotel’s new meeting rooms can host up to 120 people in theater style. The nearby Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio has 185 rooms with a special focus on history and houses original paintings from the 1860s Risorgimento (