Its commitment to sustainability goes back to 2007 when he opened the Park Solar IFA-Continental, the first solar Park on deck and the largest of the Canary Islands, promoting the importance of sustainable savings and the use of solar energy in the Canary Islands. This first step of “innovative” of a sustainable management model were joined by other hotels in the chain by installing solar panels on their roofs. Currently, 8 Hotels in the chain are parks of solar energy (8 thermal and photovoltaic 4) that produce about 7 million kW a year, that translates into a saving of 4.209 tons of CO2 and a million euros in bills for electricity, water and fuel. With his project “Eco Lopesan”, the chain hotel has got reduce in a 30% the consumption energy and improved the separation of waste a 20% for your rear recycled or recovery. This project carries out measures in the management of the “three Rs”: reduce, recycle and reuse, but also the use of renewable energy sources to feed its hotels and make them energy efficient. “Eco-Lopesan” was awarded during the last edition of Fitur by Re-Think Hotel, an initiative organized by the future Habitat group that rewarded the tourist sector entrepreneurs for sustainable practices.Another entity that shares the same vision that Lopesan of that “not there is progress without innovation” is the University of them palms of great Canary, with which Lopesan signed in 2011 a Convention related with them energies renewable and it efficiency energy. Thus was born the project PILEV, an innovative system computer capable of inform to their customers of the consumption energy of their hotels, the majority of them from of energies clean. With this initiative, which was a pioneer in the Islands, Lopesan aspired not only to inform its clients of consumption in its facilities, which already by itself meant an interesting value added, but, above all, and according to the principles of corporate responsibility, raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment.Years later, Lopesan signed a new agreement with the ULPGC that established the lines of action in R & D i and the management model of innovation, of which include the Think competition in Innovation, the University has been involved in the last two editions by introducing students to the culture of innovation. Lopesan rewards through this competition the bright ideas and the innovation capability of University students and employees to contribute to improving the business quality. This contest, which is expected to celebrate its fifth year the month of November, is a great opportunity for their contestants, that part in the creation and development of projects that add value to the company.
Its support for the ULPGC, through agreements and projects, as well as its continuous commitment to the I D i, last year the group earned him recognition as a patron of the University, which currently has other 25 patrons who have collaborated in the development of the same. Its incorporation to the patronage of the ULPGC occurred coinciding with the signing of the agreement for the creation of the Chair Lopesan of ULPGC, on the one hand, based on knowledge of Lopesan of tourism management, after developing a successful model of tourist offer in Meloneras. According to its responsibility social corporate, the group hotel has dear involve is and collaborate to the progress social and economic of the Islands and their environment geographical, and to the definition of them criteria of sustainability future of this industry.
If sustainability is important for Lopesan, digital progress is the same way. Lopesan is adapted to the new customers of its hotels, each time more linked to the environment digital. Since the chain hotel put underway its project “Lopesan digital”, has attained it transformation digital in the management of many of their powers with actions as its political of 0 papers or Lopesan Connect. With the latter, the company began to improve their connectivity services with wireless access in any geographical point of the island with coverage 3g or 4g, with “Mobile Internet Access” service, the implementation of 4g in the hotels, the adaptation of its mobile web and application of reservations of rooms. Their initiative on the development of innovative projects that promote technological transformation was praised by Atos, leading company in digital services, who nominated the last year the company in the “Premios Atos digital progress”.
Not is of wonder that in addition to run actions innovative, Lopesan also is involves in those meetings that have that see with the sustainability, the innovation and the progress of the companies of the sector. A good example are the Group’s holdings in numerous round tables on sustainability as the world tourism day or on innovation as the Sustainable Innovation meeting in Hospitality, which brought together senior representatives of the hotel industry in one of the most important hospitality schools in the world, Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland-based, to carry out collaborations in order to promote the exchange of knowledge.
Event Re Think Hotel
Lopesan today celebrates the innovation day participating in the Re Think Hotel Conference, organized by future Habitat, in which numerous representatives of companies in the sector departirán on hotel innovation and how to increase demand by the renewal offer, and growth through sustainability and accessibility strategies. This meeting, which will take place at the hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras from 3 p.m., will be opened by María Teresa Lorenzo, Minister of tourism, culture and sports of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Morales, President of the Island Council of Gran Canaria, Marco Aurelio Perez, Mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, and Augusto Hidalgo, Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria , among others.
From them beginning of Lopesan, the innovation and the sustainability is have developed in one of them axes Central of them political of the responsibility social corporate of the group. Her own opening of the resort Lopesan Costa Meloneras, of more than 1,100 rooms and that this year celebrates its tenth fifth anniversary, marked a new concept hotel in the destination tourist. This made innovative in the sector in the Canary Islands has continued with the development of the Lopesan Villa del Conde and Lopesan Baobab Resort hotels.