Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston achieves sustainability first

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Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston has become the first hotel in Tasmania to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Sustainable Tourism Certification.

The hotel is the latest property in Accor’s portfolio to achieve the milestone following last year’s partnership with Ecotourism Australia to independently certify their Australian and Pacific properties as Sustainable Tourism Certified or ECO Certified.

There are more than 170 Accor properties currently applying for Ecotourism Australia certification programs and nine have achieved Sustainable Tourism Certification standard.

“The hotel joins a growing network of Accor hotels, resorts and apartments leading the way in sustainable tourism across Australia,” said Adrian Williams, Accor Pacific COO PM&E.

“We will continue to strive for excellence in sustainability and set new benchmarks for the industry.”

Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston general manager Paul Seaman said the hotel team has worked hard to improve their sustainability initiatives across the entire property.

“Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston is committed to supporting our local community with minimised impact to our environment,” he said.

“A key part of our journey has been our relationship with our food producers and growers and a commitment to sustainable food and beverage offering, inspired by our food director Massimo Mele and championed daily with passion by our executive chef Thomas Pirker.

“Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston is motivated to continue identifying innovative sustainable solutions to ensure we preserve the ecosystem for future generations.”

Mele said creating connections with local producers was a critical part of the restaurant’s offering and identity from day one.

“Our processes and connections with local farmers and growers takes courage and planning to match the expectations of diners and travellers with the seasons and sustainable farming,” he said.