As the oldest hotel in the city with a priveleged position banking on the River Limmat (which, with 5 nostalgic open-air pools on its banks, continues the 19th century tradition of bathing), the topic of sustainability is of great importance to us.
When we tell our guests that they can swim in the Limmat and that the water is of drinking quality, they are often amazed. Standing on our own Storchen Pier, our guests can imagine being in Venice - except that the water in Zürich is crystal clear.
Get an overview of our measures in the areas of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Here only the very best is done to ensure that our special place stays as nice as it is for the next 660 years.
MYCLIMATE «CAUSE WE CARE»
Careful use of resources to protect the environment is close to our hearts. You can support us in this: As part of the myclimate «Cause We Care» initiative, we give you the opportunity to make an effective contribution to climate protection and sustainability by making a voluntary contribution together with us.Read more
It must be NOW
Since April 2021 our four hotels Storchen Zürich, Alex Lake Zürich, Widder Hotel and Castello del Sole have been a member of the NOW association. NOW advocates internationally for a more sustainable tourism.Read more
Nature touches us when we leave it untouched. Switzerland as a travel destination stands for spectacular mountains, wild gorges, mystical forests; our nature has the power to give energy. We want to preserve this - for many generations to come.Read more
From Farm to Table
"We mostly use regional and seasonal products. This way we ensure that they are neither flown in or come from fossil-fuel heated greenhouses."Read more
SapoCycle is a non-profit organisation that collects discarded soaps in hotels and turns them into life-saving products. The soaps are recycled by people with disabilities and then distributed to improve sanitary conditions of families in need.Read more
Everyday life at Castello del Sole and the stay of our guests is as plastic-free as possible: straws, slippers, laundry bags and other products of our guest services are made of recyclable or degradable materials.Read more
Public transport, electric cars and e-bikes are available to our hotel guests in Ticino and Zurich during their stay to explore the region.Read more
We are constantly optimising our electricity consumption and investing in appliances and machines that switch off automatically when not in use.Read more
No Food Waste
Thanks to the bio-tran system in the kitchen of our hotels, environmentally friendly energy is generated from our preparation and food waste. Strict waste separation and thus the correct recycling of waste is also a matter of course for us. Nespresso pods are collected and returned.Read more
The bed linen and towelling in our rooms at Storchen Zürich are only changed upon request. If a change of bed linen is requested, the hotel guest places the plush stork from the bedside table on the bed. In this way, our guests can directly make an important contribution to the topic of sustainability.Read more
Storchen Zürich and Widder Hotel passionately support education and annually offer five apprenticeships. Furthermorge we collaborate with popular Hotel Management Schools, like "École hôtelière de Lausanne" or "SHL" in Lucerne and offer internships.Read more
Environmental Management System ISO 14001
Every individual and every organisation is called upon to contribute to the preservation of nature and the achievement of climate goals. The international standard for the implementation of an operational environmental management system (EMS) ISO 14001 offers companies a concrete instrument for this. With the help of this standard, the conditions for a continuous improvement of the environmental performance in an organisation can be created.Read more
Quality and Environment Team at City & Lake Resort
Our City & Lake Resort, consisting of the Storchen Zürich, Widder Hotel and Alex Lake Zürich, is united by, among other things, our common quality and environmental team.Read more
The Living Circle – is a hand-picked group of first-class hotels and restaurants in incomparably beautiful locations, run by dedicated hosts. Rice, vegetables, fruit, and a whole array of exquisite produce – including wine, of course – is whisked fresh from our own farms directly to your table. That is how we define luxury. That is The Living Circle – luxury hotels fed by nature.Discover The Living Circle website