Sustainable by tradition
We have started the series „sustainable by tradition“ to showcase places that act intrinsically conscious, guided by regional values, and focus on being in harmony with nature from the very beginning of their history.
Original lifestyle in Sri Lanka
At the shores of the beautiful Kandalama Lake in Sri Lanka, guests can discover a lifestyle that is defined by tradition and aims to preserve the surrounding natural beauty. Located in Dambulla, the heart of Sri Lanka’s renowned Cultural Triangle, Amaya Lake preserves the aura of the area’s mystic and historical treasures.
Since the opening, a sustainable focus has been considered the crucial factor for the long-term success of the hotel. The aim is to give guests an authentic impression of the local, original lifestyle in Sri Lanka. Next to green initiatives at the hotel, also the offered activities are related to this traditional idea. During a bird watching tour with a local guide you will get an understanding of the fragile nature when discover exotic birds, such as the Golden Oriole, the White Egret, the Tickles Blue Flycatcher or the colorful Green Pigeon.
Innovator in terms of sustainability
Spectacular nature, familial cordiality and a perfect liaison of Bavarian tradition and sustainable innovation. This is how the Berghotel Rehlegg in Ramsau near Berchtesgaden can be characterized. First documented in 1640, Berghotel Rehlegg is owned by the Lichtmannegger’s since 1917. Today, the Berghotel Rehlegg is managed by Johannes and Franz Lichtmannegger in the third generation. All furniture is exclusively made from natural materials from the Alpin region by a local carpenter. From family tradition, today’s culinary philosophy is easy: “Only what is healthy, fresh and not tortured, carefully prepared and of course outstandingly tasteful shall be served.”
Indonesian philosophy of life at the Sol Beach House
At Sol Beach House, the traditional Balinesian “Tri Hita Karana”- philosophy is practiced. The philosophy is based on the local belief valuing the importance of harmony among people and the support of local communities. The overall aim is to exist in accordance with the environment by supporting sustainable initiatives. The resort was built strictly according to traditional Balinesian construction rules, solely natural material from the region was used. To receive all food ingredients exclusively from local organic farms in the area is also practiced by tradition and simply common. Further parts of the lived Balinesian philosophy is that apart from two employees, all staff members come from the island, and child labour is strictly forbidden.
Modern but also traditional?
A long history, sustainable material and modern design is combined at the Hotel Niedersachsen, located on the island of Sylt, or more precisely in Westerland. Built already in 1892, the house looks back on a long history and tradition. It has been renovated and altered several times over the years. However, from the beginning, the priority has been the use of natural materials. Today, optically there is no sign of the history. Today’s owner Werner Scheidt did some architectural reconstructions over the years. For the elegant, futuristic facade, he selected the traditional building material – wood. Because of the direct access to the sea and close proximity to the World Cultural Heritage Wadden Sea, it is a natural obligation for the hotel to be in harmony with nature. The beautiful nature can be considered the most important guarantee for our health and wellbeing. Thus, environmental aspects such as a low CO2 footprint and low energy consumption are as important to the hotel Niedersachsen as the feel-good factor for the guests.