Lately, Little Arches Boutique Hotel located in Barbados has been awarded Gold Status marking five years of constant certification.
Little Arches, one of Barbados’ most well-known boutique hotels, is based on a south coast hideaway bay, close to the flawless white sands of Enterprise Beach.
To quote Sandra Edwards, General Manager, “Little Arches is pleased to have reached the milestone of Green Globe Gold Certification. We have always been dedicated to our environment, but we chose to officially pursue Green Globe certification as the process encourages us to continually strive to do better in our efforts to preserve our environment one footprint at a time.”
The “little” property features ten well-appointed rooms along with suites as the target remains on the detail and taking steps that will basically protect the pristine natural surroundings.
In the last five years, the hotel has been developing many green campaigns to increasingly perk up its overall sustainability management system. To decrease energy usage, the base load for electricity consumption has been created with projected daily use goals now in place. LED lighting and the changeover to inverter HVAC units continues to be installed throughout the property as photocells are used in terms of outdoor lighting and parking areas. To preserve water, water usage and costs are benchmarked, and rainwater is collected and stocked up as drip irrigation systems are installed in gardens.
Little Arches’ Café Luna struggles to utilize the freshest local produce, providing pan-tropical fare, which is a blend of Caribbean-Asian and Mediterranean flavors. When ingredients are not available in Barbados, then only imported items are used. For a taste of local flavor, Café Luna also offers the Bajan inspired Back To Bajan menu. And as part of the resort’s waste minimization program, cooking oil is recycled.