SLH Adds Venice's Ca’ di Dio to "Considerate Collection"

Ca’ di Dio, a five-star hotel that opened in Venice in 2021, has joined the "Considerate Collection" of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), in recognition of its commitment to sustainability and social impact measures.

Already part of SLH, the hotel successfully met the strict criteria of the "Considerate Collection," including community impact, preservation of local culture, environmental awareness and sustainability systems (as established by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the international non-profit established by the United Nations Environment Program). 

Sustainability was a top priority in Ca’ di Dio’s design, led by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola. The hotel invested in several facilities and systems that limit its environmental impact. For instance, the hotel uses lagoon water in innovative ways to save heat and water. These measures are estimated to save 20 percent of energy (compared to traditional systems), and eliminate roughly 110 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

According to the hotel, respect for the city and its people is part of its ethos. The hotel collaborates with Malefatte Venezia, a fashion brand that helps reintegrate prisoners into society. Along with Ca’ di Dio, the brand has created such sustainable gifts as organic cotton T-shirts, bags recycled from posters and notebooks covered with leftover wallpaper from the hotel rooms. Additionally, the hotel staff wears shoes by the Veneto-based company Dress to Live. The shoes are crafted from waste such as fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic.

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