sustainability

WHY CHOOSE US

Our line of work is inspired by the proposal of Jochen Zeitz, a German entrepreneur and Chairman of the Zeitz Foundation whose mission is to create and support sustainable, ecological, and socially responsible projects and destinations through a balance between:

Conservation, Community, Culture and trade (4C).

At Hotel Bellavista, we have adopted the 4C’s as our roadmap. We are committed to sustainable tourism and strive to be leaders of this movement in Puerto Varas and throughout the Lake District.

conservation

CLEAN ENERGY
The hotel uses an aerothermal system to generate hot water and heating, which minimizes energy consumption and eliminates the use of fossil fuels.

CLEANING WITH AQUEOUS OZONE PRODUCTS
We’ve replaced over 480 liters of chemicals and aerosols, along with their highly polluting plastic, steel, and aluminum containers, with aqueous ozone products.

REFILLABLE DISPENSERS
Our mild soap, shampoo, and conditioner are preservative-free and sustainably produced, with refillable dispensers preventing the generation of 500 kilos of plastic waste per year.

100% LED LIGHTING
Our LED lighting achieves the same luminous effectiveness, energy savings, and low maintenance costs, with each LED bulb having a lifespan equivalent to 50 traditional bulbs.

CARBON FOOTPRINT MEASUREMENT, OFFSETTING, AND REDUCTION
We work with Greenticket, who advise us on reducing the carbon footprint of our hotel operations, staff, and guests. We also offset carbon emissions to further reduce our environmental impact.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT WITH Ecobenigno®
Our wastewater* is treated with bioenzymes from Indurres, composed of bacteria and beneficial microorganisms for the environment that accelerate the degradation of organic waste, making them available for reintroduction into the natural cycle.

community

COMPOSTING OF ALL ORGANIC WASTE
Through special containers, we produce fertilizer for orchards, gardens, and nurseries, and our staff is trained to properly carry out this process. We compost approximately 2 tons of organic waste per month, which results in a reduction of around 3,500 kilos of CO2 Equivalent.

RECYCLING OF INORGANIC HOUSEHOLD WASTE
All inorganic waste generated within the hotel is recycled, including the oil used in the restaurant. On average, we recycle about 7 tons per year.

TEXTILE RECYCLING
We collaborate with local initiatives to recycle our sheets and towels that have reached the end of their useful life. The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries on the planet, so we are taking the necessary steps to be part of the solution.

trade

WE SUPPORT LOCAL TRADE
We work with local suppliers to source products from the fields and the sea. This allows us to promote fair trade, which helps entrepreneurs sustain their businesses and personalize and strengthen our relationships with the community where we operate.

100K PROJECT
Our Bellavista 060 restaurant is part of the 100K gastronomic project, which promotes the use of products with a lower carbon footprint that are grown or produced within 100 kilometers of the Llanquihue Lake basin. It brings together local chefs, restaurants, and producers.

culture

COMMITTED TO INCLUSION
We have implemented rooms, ramps, and signage that favor the stay of people with reduced mobility. Our advisor in this matter is Wheel the World, a reservation service that promotes inclusion so that everyone can be part of the Hotel Bellavista experience.

AMIGOS POR SIEMPRE FOUNDATION
Starting in 2022, we began offering internships to young people from the Amigos por Siempre Foundation, which seeks the employment inclusion of people with mild intellectual disabilities.

PET FRIENDLY
We are a pet-friendly hotel, which is why you can travel and enjoy our services without having to leave your pet at home. We offer various services for the comfort of both.

CULTURAL ALLIANCES
We have agreements with Teatro del Lago and COMBAS – Southern Music and Art Conservatory – with the aim of contributing to the promotion of art and culture for both our guests and the inhabitants of our region.

WE SUPPORT SPORTS
We are a venue for the development of sports events in our city. We offer competitors personalized service according to their needs, both in accommodation and food. Races such as Giro del Lago, Triathlon Challenge BCI Family, and Paso Austral are part of the events that have been held at our hotel.

In the same line, we are BIKE FRIENDLY, providing suitable and secure facilities for your bicycle to travel with you. Additionally, we offer bicycle rentals so that you can explore the city and its surroundings without the need to drive a car.

Our strategic partners for conscious tourism