A Sustainability Ranking in partnership with niood

You’re planning a trip to the French Riviera (including Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Menton, Eze, St-Tropez, St-Jean Cap-Ferrat) and you’re trying to be as ethical and sustainable as possible?
ETIC Hotels lists you the 10 most sustainable hotels in the French Riviera:

1. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc – Antibes
Antibes, France

From $1,200 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc sustainable?
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc works every day for equality and diversity within its teams. A strong social commitment that was rewarded on March 15, 2019 with the award of the professional equality between women and men label.
An insect hotel is installed in the garden — a fun tool for teaching children about natural habitats.
This season, four beehives are being set up on the grounds. They are inhabited by bees that will produce a fragrant homemade honey.
Our goal is to reduce waste to a strict minimum. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc conducts daily efforts to ensure responsible waste conversion and reduction.
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc relies on hydropower for 50% of its electricity consumption. All incandescent light bulbs have been replaced by LED light bulbs.

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc | Luxury Hotel in Antibes, France
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2. Hotel Metropole
Monte Carlo, Monaco

From $500 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo sustainable?
Since 2007, The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has established an environmental policy called “Green Attitude” whose main objective is to reduce the impact of its activity on the planet and preserve biodiversity.
This commitment was formalized in various charters and is dedicated to all: employees, suppliers, subcontractors and seeks to educate its customers.

In this respect, the Hotel Metropole has started selective sorting, recycling water and energy, obtained environmental certifications and awards, organized training and created a “Green Committee” composed of staff members from different services. The Hotel Métropole gives priority to suppliers who share these values, inviting them to implement a responsible and sustainable purchasing policy.

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3. Five Seas Hotel
Cannes, France

From $350 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Five Seas Hotel Cannes sustainable?
Five Seas Hotel Cannes has several green policies in place.

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4. Epi Baie de Pampelonne
Pampelonne, France

From $300 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Epi Baie de Pampelonne sustainable?
Epi Baie de Pampelonne has several green policies in place.

Épi Baie de Pampelonne | Members Club & Hotel on Pampelonne Beach
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5. Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo, Monaco

From $400 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo sustainable?
The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo putting its prestige and know-how towards promoting sustainable development.
We are contributing to efforts to conserve energy resources, biodiversity and goodwill in our local community.
Every day, we strive for sustainable and sensible development, and our commitments reflect this: we signed the Energy Transition Pact on 23 March 2018 and are seeking Green Globe certification in March 2019.

  • Selective Sorting & Recycling:
    The hotel is taking action to recycle with systematic selective sorting run by our employees: paper, glass, packaging and containers, plastic caps & corks, small electronic devices, medicine, batteries, light bulbs, ink cartridges and cooking oils.
    Collection of Nespresso capsules: all capsules used in our bars and restaurants are recycled in collaboration with Nespresso and are used to make compost and recycled aluminium.
  • Energy saving:
    Smart Plus project:  In January 2019, our hotel signed the implementation of the Smart Plus project to increase energy savings in partnership with SMEG (Société Monégasque d’Eléctricité Générale).
    Decrease water and electricity consumption: the hotel has installed water flow restrictors in all rooms and LED light bulbs throughout the building.
    Greywater: in 2008-2009 then in 2011-2012, the hotel was equipped with a greywater treatment system, which now allows it to treat 60% of wastewater from the building, which is used mainly for toilet flushing and watering its green spaces.
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6. Hôtel Martinez, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Cannes, France

From $320 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Hôtel Martinez Cannes sustainable?
Recently transformed, the Martinez Hotel has just won “Gold” status with Green Globe, certification rewarding its commitment to sustainable development. As part of its renovation, extensive technical improvements have been introduced to reduce the hotel’s footprint on the environment, while in the restaurants and bars, local producers are henceforth given pride of place.

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7. Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Monte Carlo, Monaco

From $1,000 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort sustainable?
The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort has reduced its energy expenditure by 30% in just 8 years! The Group also differentiates itself by purchasing clean energy (98,5 % of the electricity certified as from renewable sources) and offsetting its gas consumption. Finally, water consumption has fallen by 35% in 10 years.

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8. InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Cannes, France

From $600 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes InterContinental Carlton Cannes sustainable?
A Sustainable Development Charter developed by the hotel outlines key areas that are targeted by setting sustainable goals and procedures, which have become part of daily life at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes. All staff are familiar with the hotel’s eco-responsible policies. And IHG’s in-house Green Engage system continually monitors usage of electricity, gas and water as well as waste management.

As a result of this effective sustainability management 500kW to 600 kW of energy are saved per day. Initiatives such as the installation of low energy light bulbs and turning off computers at the end of the day make a significant contribution to this reduction. The introduction of dual flush toilets and thermostatic shower mixing valves, along with other water saving devices, save from 20 to 30 cubic meters of water per day.

On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
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9. Hotel Ellington Nice Centre
Nice, France

From $160 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Hotel Ellington Nice sustainable?
In 2013, Hotel Ellington Nice Centre received La Clef Verte label, a distinction to the hotels which have an environmentally friendly approach. From this moment, we kindly ask our clients to help us, by simple gestures, to be more respectful towards our nature and minimize the environmental impact of their stay with us. Committed to this, the hotel has set up various eco-responsible actions that have earned this label.

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10. Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion
Cannes, France

From $220 per night
ETIC Hotels Green Score: 9.5/10

What makes Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion sustainable?
As a key player in sustainable and responsible tourism, Barrière is committed to protecting the environment with its five focuses: reducing energy use, providing a healthy environment in our establishments, preserving biodiversity, promoting a circular economy, and encouraging sustainable eating.

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