Another reason has emerged for us to love eco design den Vigilius. The all-natural mountain retreat, located in the South Tyrol, has been once again awarded the EarthCheck silver status, for its positive contribution to the environment.
When we travel, we rely on the hotels we stay in to protect the precious beauty they inhabit. So it makes us happy to see Vigilius continue to respond to the challenge, showing how stylish sustainability they can be. And Vigilius Moutain retreat really does walk the talk on all things sustainable, and does so with a heart of true eco-gold. The hotel is serious about reducing energy, this year sees a notable drop in their energy consumption, greenhouse emissions and waste.
But perhaps more importantly for the guest, Vigilius shows us how sustainability and luxury can be natural bedfellows. The use of wood and glass create a naturally chic refuge and with access to heavenly views through floor-to-ceiling windows a transformative relationship with nature is born. Here, the absence of urban noise makes us realise the true luxury that is silence.
Looking around, it feels absolute right to protect this pristine mountain wilderness. The mist-swirled Dolomites, the pure mountain air and the pine-dotted panorama is so far from urbanity where you must travel by cable car to reach it. The way in which the hotel sensitively inhabits its environment shows its commitment to the wonder of nature that surrounds it.
Vigilius is one of those rare places that successfully creates a symbiosis between indoor and outdoor; style and comfort. And in turn, it allows us to adhere to the eco-luxe traveller we aspire to be. By using our choice, we can support hotels like Vigilius who have a sustainable vision. As a result, we can all become part of a brighter, greener future.