A pioneer in sustainable development, and one of the first hotels in the Principality to receive the prestigious Green Globe environmental certification in 2014, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, Monaco, successfully continues its commitment by being awarded the Gold Standard certification.

All India, 18th August 2018: 

Frederic Darnet, General Manager of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort would like to congratulate all the teams: “This Green Globe Gold certification is not an end but a beginning and I would like to congratulate Bay Be Green Team for this daily commitment. We must consider the environmental, economic, industrial and even societal impact of any action we take.”

A pioneering institution in sustainable development

On 23 April 2014, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, as a flagship and pilot hotel “Green” of the Société des Bains de Mer became one of the first hotels in the Principality of Monaco to receive the Green Globe environmental certification. The high level of the prestigious international label, Green Globe, and the recent obtaining of the Gold Standard in June 2018 prove once again the constant commitment of the establishment as regards in sustainable development. A demanding level of certification, which only the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and Monte-Carlo Beach, achieved in the Principality since yet.

A global mobilization of all employees 

Since October 2013, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort has set up the “Bay Be Green Team”, a dedicated team, which organizes and monitors this environmental approach.

Marcel Ravin, a starred and committed Chef

Sustainable development is a must in the resort’s kitchens, thanks to Chef Marcel Ravin, a starred chef who defends good food as well as the planet in general.

A strong commitment that stands out from the ground to the plate! Cooking seasonal fruits and vegetables, freshly harvested nearby is more than an involvement, a priority for Marcel Ravin. At Blue Bay, the signature restaurant of Monte-Carlo Bay, the vegetables picked a few steps away are in the heart of the dish, with meat and fish as a supplement. Last year, the “Mister Good Fish” charter was signed, allowing to respect the marine resources, thanks to a list which enumerates recommended species by season. The Chef also collaborates with the start-up Terre de Monaco, founded by Jessica Sbaraglia, creator of urban organic vegetable gardens, including the Monte-Carlo Bay vegetable garden. 


Major projects in favour of energy savings

The Smart + pilot project

The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort successfully continues its commitment to the environment by becoming a pilot establishment in Monaco for implementation of the Energy Transition by signing the National Pact for Energy Transition at the Grimaldi Forum on 23 march 2018.

A hotel consumes a lot of energy, especially for lighting, heating and hot water. Making our facility energy efficient was therefore a major environmental issue” explains Achour Daira, Technical Director. Today, the hotel reconciles successfully quality of service, competitiveness and energy control, in particular thanks to the installation of the Smart+ pilot system that will allow it to save the equivalent of one month of energy per year!

Key actions implemented in the framework of the energy transition:

  • Changing the lighting, replacing 8,000 conventional bulbs with LEDs, in the hotel’s rooms and bathrooms, apartments, upstairs corridors, seminar rooms, restaurants, bars, spa and gardens, resulting in annual reductions of 5% to 8% of energy consumption.
  • Modulation of air conditioning and heating schedules in unoccupied spaces
  • Replacement of conventional LCD TVs with LED TV.

Current and future projects:

  • Replacement of underwater pool and lagoon lighting with LED lights
  • LED lighting in all gardens
  • Installation of photovoltaic panels on the hotel roof allowing to produce 170 000 kWh/year. This project should see the light of day within a year.

All these projects in favour of energy savings are remarkable and will allow the hotel to pass below the bar of 8 million kWh/year as early as 2019, i.e. a drop of nearly 30% of energy consumption in only 8 years.

Prestigious awards

All these steps have been crowned with success since the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort has received the Green Globe Gold standard and is certified Eco-Leader TripAdvisor. It was also the first hotel to obtain in May 2017 the Trophy e+: in the presence of the Minister of State and Authorities, SMEG rewarded the commitment of Monegasque companies and individuals, all of whom have contributed to consuming more respectful energy for the environment.

Pleasure and enjoyment this summer at the Monte-Carlo Bay
Hotel & Resort!

Chic and bright, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers you a whole new experience of a legendary destination, in a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance.

Discover what’s going on this summer…. Witness some unforgettable parties and an aquatic dream with its magnificent sand bottom lagoon surrounded by a lush garden and the Sea Bay, the resort’s seaside location!

About Monaco
Welcome to Monaco. A Riviera Gem. An international cultural center for ballet, opera, music, theatre and exhibitions. A place where great minds meet for business at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Experience heart-stopping sports action at Monaco’s F1 Grand Prix and Tennis Masters and at the tables of the Casino de Monte-Carlo… or retreat to our luxurious spas (Les Thermes Marin, ESPA, Les Cinq Mondes, Willow Stream). World-class hotels (including the Hotel de Paris, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel, Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel, Port Palace Monaco and the Hotel Hermitage) host the world’s most discerning guests.

About Green Globe:
Green Globe is an internationally recognized certification program designed for the luxury travel and tourism industry. It is a “CSR” standard – Corporate Social Responsibility – applicable to several types of structures such as resorts, spas and casinos.

About the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort:
Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, the most recent jewel in the crown of the Group, truly condenses the Monaco experience. It is a “Resort within a Resort”, combining a hotel, fine food, nightlife, well-being and entertainment.

The hotel offers a new approach to a legendary destination devoted to levity, pleasure and celebration. It is a place of relaxed luxury, offering 334 spacious rooms with terraces (75% of which have a sea view), including 22 contemporary suites.

Frédéric Darnet has been Director of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort since 2016, after managing the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo and heading up cross-company projects for the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. He is a guarantor of responsible management. The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is constantly evolving, and never ceases to develop its activities, offering additional opportunities for its customers – always with respect for the planet – on a continuous basis. A pioneer in sustainable development, the Groupe Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s pilot “green” hotel has therefore become one of the first to receive the prestigious Green Globe environmental certification. The demanding nature of the criteria of the prestigious International Green Globe label and the recent award of the Gold Standard in June 2018 offer yet more proof of the hotel’s constant commitment in the area of sustainable development.

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Monaco Government Tourist Bureau | TRAC Representations India Pvt. Ltd.
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