Boutique Hotel Sets New Standard in Eco-Friendly Luxury Accommodation

( Tourism with a conscience is putting boutique hotel Hamurana Lodge on the map for travellers wanting to put their feet up – without the carbon footprint.

Offering luxurious accommodation in the rich cultural epicentre that is Rotorua, Hamurana Lodge is committed to creating a positive experience for both its guests – and the environment.

Hamurana Lodge Director Fred Novella says the company’s policy of responsible tourism ensures their carbon footprint is reduced.

“From the recycling baskets in our guestrooms, to the compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout the lobbies, hallways and guestrooms, as well as sensors or timers for areas of the hotels used less frequently, Hamurana Lodge is a ‘Green Hotel’ with an environmentally friendly philosophy and practice,” says Novella.

“We are extremely proud of our position in the industry and our successes to date show that local and international travellers alike are keen to experience luxury that doesn’t cost the earth – literally.”

Boasting a prestigious Qualmark Enviro Silver Award, Hamurana Lodge is also home to New Zealand’s first and only organic lodge restaurant, sourcing 100 percent of its produce from the Bay of Plenty region, including the Lodge’s own organic vegetable and herb garden.

Hamurana Lodge also enjoys the position of New Zealand’s first luxury spa resort, pioneering the Ma-uri spa concept with its Eastern therapies and holistic focus.

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Media Release 14 January 2011.