Green Hotel Policy for Hotel Vera
Hotel Vera is committed to saving the environment and supporting the local community in St Petersburg. As such we follow a Green Hotel Policy to help our staff and guests create an eco-friendly hotel in the center of the “Cultural Capital” of Russia.
When you stay at Hotel Vera you can be assured you are choosing a hotel that is eco-friendly and a champion of local culture.
All our staff are trained in all aspects of our Green Hotel Policy and are actively doing their part to create a green hotel and save the environment.
The staff at the front desk actively promote zero emission public transportation such as trolley bus and metro to help reduce carbon emissions.
We encourage our guests to re-use towels and sheets to reduce water consumption.
We actively check for leaking plumbing to ensure water is not wasted.
Laundry is done with full loads only and we wash and dry linens and towels separately.
Hotel Vera is in the process of replacing the current lighting with energy efficient styles to reduce energy consumption.
We make use of natural light wherever possible to reduce energy consumption. All skylights have blackout shades to help regulate room temperatures.
Staff are instructed to allow natural light, reduce electric lighting wherever practical, and adjust air conditioning temperatures to reasonable levels.
We make use of bulk organic soaps and shampoos to reduce waste.
We actively recycle garbage and cooking oil.
Bed sheets and towels at the hotel are made from an organic cotton blend.
Hotel Vera is a 100% non-smoking environment for the comfort of our guests.
Our cleaners use non-toxic cleaning supplies and detergents.
Air conditioning in the hotel features a fresh-air exchange system.
Up to 90% of the food served in Cafe Vera is organic and local-grown.
The cafe offers non-disposable plates, glasses, and tableware where applicable.
We serve local recipes that feature traditional Russian cuisine.
Local Community and Culture Considerations
Hotel Vera occupies a historical 1903 Art Nouveau building which has been entered into the St Petersburg Registry of Architectural Treasures.
The hotel features artwork from local Russian artists.
The staff actively promote local cultural and historical attractions for guests to enjoy.