Sustainability is everything for us

The Hotel Luise has been committed to environmentally friendly travel since the late 1980s. Managing and aligning a company in an environmentally, socially and future-friendly manner is our top priority. The sum of our actions as a hotel should contribute to improving the (environmental) world.

For us, improving the world means reducing social injustices, deploying and using resources in a circular manner, and being an active participant and supporter in local and supra-regional development and promoting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The common good is also an essential element for us and is reflected and constantly promoted on the basis of the SDGs. We would like to use our role as a pioneer of sustainable tourism to offer our guests, colleagues and other stakeholders sustainable solutions.

We have already implemented over 230 sustainability measures and would like to motivate and inspire others to become more sustainable. On our Wall of Change you will find all of our projects including partners, implementation period and relevant SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Discover now and make the first click for a better world.

The Hotel Luise strategy

People & social environment

We ourselves are the central element of our hotel, as employees, friends and people with our individual needs. We are aware of how important personal happiness, well-being and a secure job are. The hotel uses various measures to promote exactly this. Advancing social justice and the common good, acting as part of the community and eliminating injustice are firmly anchored in our philosophy.
We are working to continue to break down barriers, whatever they may be. We create incentives to connect with us and give back to society and neighborhoods as much as we can. We are clearly against discrimination of any kind and are actively committed to equal rights for all people.

Building technology & efficiency

We use extensive monitoring in conjunction with regular analyzes of our hotel by external energy consultants/auditors. We use this to document and analyze our consumption of water, energy (heat, cold & electricity) and our consumption behavior through load profile measurement. Based on these values, we look for innovative solutions to reduce consumption and increase efficiency.
Regular renovations of the building hull and optimization of the technical systems are planned in detail and implemented promptly.

Resource wastage & material use

Our basic attitude is not to consume (material) resources, but simply to use them.
Resource wastage suggests use without circular thought. For this reason, we try, as far as technically possible, to only purchase recyclable materials and to put any resources back into the cycle.

This means having a detailed recycling concept and planning the return of specific cradle-to-cradle products for the future. But the return of natural resources is also a priority for us. Biodegradable raw materials should remain that way, so the purity of materials is of great importance.

But preserving existing furniture, repairing products and repurposing existing elements also play an important role for us in reducing waste. Of course, this overarching goal also includes measures such as eliminating small packaging, promoting reusable concepts and analyzing and optimizing material flows in their entirety. We are also happy to support the help of our guests and suppliers

Nature & environmental protection

As a city hotel, we only have a limited amount of space available. This space should also be used in harmony with nature. We are very proud of our excellent, natural garden design.
We strive to implement natural but also innovative and sustainable planting concepts. We completely avoid using pesticides, clear the garden of garbage and use wells and rainwater cisterns in conjunction with efficient irrigation to keep fresh water consumption as low as possible.
We use a variety of measures to promote the biodiversity of insects and plants on the site. Of course, this commitment does not stop at the property boundary and so we are committed to environmental protection locally and nationally. This also applies to our upstream supply chains.

Communication & Networks

We achieve the greatest impact as a multiplier of sustainable economic and lifestyle models. This is why communication and transparency of our efforts and actions are so important.
We are part of many networks, share our knowledge openly and focus on exciting and intrinsically motivating language. We want to inspire people with our actions and find fellow campaigners who will save the world with us. We present our company honestly and openly. Our marketing should not portray us as better than we are. We are clearly declaring war on greenwashing. We rely on clear and honest openness. Precisely because we are not perfect. Our CO2 offsets should not relieve us of our obligation to continually improve. We do not shy away from criticism and are always ready to accept help and support from external experts.

Anyone who rests will rust. We not.

Of course we know that we are not perfect. However, we are working on continuing to pursue our philosophy. And we question our own actions, because there is no real final goal when it comes to sustainable business. We see ourselves on a path that we are always trying to optimize.

With our action plan for the next few years
(2024 to 2026) we would like to implement the following projects:

  • Increase your own photovoltaics/power generation
    (23.5 kWp to more than 45 kWp)
  • Recycling battery storage for load management
  • Expand barrier-free offerings (+3 rooms)
  • Expand service water infrastructure (supply more toilets with rain or gray water)
  • Reduction of water consumption in cisterns to less than 6.5 liters
  • Integrate a system for heat recovery from wastewater
  • Window replacement in basement rooms
  • Install additional rainwater cisterns
  • Zero-waste kitchen
  • Offer training and lectures on sustainability
  • Increase our 230 sustainability measures to more than 250
  • Strengthen social structures and further expand benefits for our employees

Our awards

European Union eco-label awarded to companies/products with prescribed, fixed sustainability standards.

Viabono is responsible for validating our carbon footprint. We are regularly certified climate positive.

The HRS Green Stay awards hotels that are considered particularly ecological according to established standards.

Green Pearls is a communications agency and information platform for particularly sustainable accommodations.

The DEHOGA environmental check recognizes ecological businesses in the hospitality industry. There is bronze, silver and gold.

Companies in Bavaria with particularly natural gardens are recognized as “Blooming Businesses”.

The Bavarian Environmental Pact honors companies with special ecological commitment.

Green brands make a significant contribution to protecting the climate, the environment, nature, biodiversity and resources.

This is us

Our house is run according to ecological principles. As a family business, we think in terms of generations and are aware of our responsibility for the future.

Since 1991, our commitment to “environmentally conscious hotel and restaurant operations” has been regularly awarded the gold medal from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Environment Ministr We helped launch Viabono, the German umbrella brand for environmentally friendly travel.

The balancing act between high ecological goals and economic aspects is not always easy.

We have been happy to be a motivator when it comes to environmental awareness for 25 years. We are proud to be considered one of the most environmentally friendly city hotels in Germany and to have been the first hotel in Bavaria to establish eco-management