Quinta da Marinha significantly reduces CO² emissions
553 solar panels on the roofs of the hotel and a total investment of 240,000 euros mean that the Portuguese golf resort of Quinta da Marinha in Portugal is making a significant leap toward a more sustainable energy supply. This alone reduces CO² emissions by 98,188 tons per year but also reduces dependency on external energy sources. According to Luís Tomé, director of the Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel, the solar system currently produces 30 per cent of the energy required.
The photovoltaic system is part of an overall concept that aims to make the golf resort more sustainable. In the meantime, four filling stations for e-cars have been installed, hygiene items made of plastic have been exchanged for items made of bamboo, and the entire reservation process in the hotel has been converted to paperless procedures. The magnetic cards for the guest rooms have become superfluous thanks to a smartphone check-in process.
The 5-star resort, which also includes a golf course designed by Sir Robert Trent Jones, is located in the Sintra-Cascais National Park near Lisbon and thrives on the natural ambience of the surroundings.