Gorgeous sunshine holidays are all well and good. But they simply wouldn’t be possible without a clean and protected natural environment. As a major player in Cyprus’ hospitality industry, caring for the planet and ensuring sustainability for the benefit of generations to come is of prime importance to all of us at Kanika Hotels & Resorts. As such, our hotels and resorts have demonstrated equal commitment to sustainable tourism and have implemented all the requirements of the Travel Life Gold Certification 2017 – 2019, as well as receiving the AKTI Project and Research Centre Sustainability Award for tackling marine pollution.
And from the moment that we opened the doors of the new Amavi (the first hotel of its kind in Cyprus operating under the new “Made for Two Hotels” brand by Kanika Hotels & Resorts) by Paphos’ glistening coastline, we were resolute that it is to function as an eco-hotel, aiming to receive the EU Ecolabel Certification. As our dedicated guests enjoy the luxurious grounds in a relaxing and dreamy couples-only environment, we now shed light on the ways in which the sparkling Amavi takes responsible action, aimed at minimising its ecological footprint while maintaining a high standard of services, always in line with EU recommendations and regulations.
- Respect for the natural environment
Not just about a stunning location, the Amavi is set on a prime beachside spot where cleanliness and environmental viability is taken exceptionally seriously. Backed by an awarded Blue Flag Beach, the Amavi operates in a way that pays utmost respect to the region’s valuable natural resources, contributing to their maintenance and preservation. Simultaneously, the Amavi strives to provide safe and relaxing vacations, maintaining the natural environment and cultural heritage, as well as the conditions for their well-being.
- Energy-saving efficiency
Well aware of the importance of energy conservation and the way in which the utilisation of non-renewable resources impacts our environment, the Amavi encourages guests to minimise the use of electricity and water consumption, while providing them with eco-friendly products in each of the rooms. As such, we aim to cultivate the ecological consciousness of our customers and the minimisation of the impact of hotel activities on the local environment. On a wider scale, the hotel as a whole is dedicated to waste and potential pollution minimisation, maximising reusable, recyclable and recoverable materials. Our personnel is also well trained on all environmental issues and practises.
- Responsible action
Within the framework of a wider CSR programme, Kanika Hotels & Resorts has developed a unique WorldWise programme, dedicated to the prudent and rational management of the environment for a sustainable economic, social and ecological development of the local community and the country as a whole. Beyond environmentally friendly policies, we take great pride in investing in an inspiring work environment while offering over 200 jobs to the local community. Under the Kanika SPRIT – an acronym for Service, Professionalism, Innovation, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork – the company implements a comprehensive recognition and awards system, which acknowledges employee efforts and achievements.
We are also equally committed to giving back to the community via our non-profit Ithaki Charity Organisation, created to offer care and support for dementia patients and their families. Moreover, we aim to support local producers every step of the way, using fresh local produce for guests to enjoy, while always welcoming guests in their rooms with traditional Cyprus delicacies and local wine.