Twr y Felin Hotel Awarded Green Key for its Sustainability
Located in Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, Wales’ first contemporary art hotel, Twr y Felin is passionate about its environmental impact and strives to continually identify and improve its practices.
Since opening in 2016 the hotel has developed and expanded its sustainability policy with a view to achieve the Green Key award, which is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry.
The prestigious eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their tourism establishments adhere to strict criteria, such as reducing water and energy, using environmentally friendly cleaning and washing products, effective recycling and using fair trade and sustainably sourced food products
A Green Key stands for an establishment’s promise to its guests that by opting to stay with such an establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental and sustainability level.
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said, “We’d like to congratulate Twr y Felin Hotel on their success. We’ve seen mounting concern recently about the damage that’s being caused to our natural environment, so it’s important to recognise and celebrate Welsh businesses that are taking the lead on sustainability.
“Green Key provides an opportunity to put Wales on the map as a 21st century, sustainable destination. It’s reassuring to know that when you visit Twr y Felin, you’re visiting a place that is committed to caring for our environment.”
Group General Manager of Twr y Felin Hotel, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory, said, “We are delighted to be awarded the Green Key, which demonstrates our ethos of ensuring that our environmental footprint is as light as possible. We feel responsible for the impact we have on the world and are passionate about adopting initiatives that will reduce this. We hope that by working with organisations such as Green Key we can positively influence the direction of the tourism industry in Wales and beyond.”
Twr y Felin is a former windmill originally built in 1806 and is Wales’ first contemporary art hotel, Roch Castle is spectacular and dramatic, with panoramic views of Pembrokeshire, whilst Penrhiw Priory is a natural retreat, close to Whitesands Bay and St Davids Cathedral.