Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, Portugal

UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises

Second Runner-up: Inspira Hotel Santa Marta, Portugal

Inspira Santa Marta is a 4 star hotel, with 89 rooms, a mediterranean brasserie, bar, meeting rooms and spa facilities. Officially inaugurated on October 2010.It is located in one of Lisbon’s typical neighbourhood and its facade maintains its traditional characteristics from the 18th century. Designed to be more than a simple hotel, it offers its guests unique and different experiences by relying on Feng Shui principles and combining the latest technologies and construction techniques with sustainable management. Due to its best practices, Inspira has become a case study and has been able to raise awareness of sustainability and its benefits on the local and international scene.

“Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, has over the past few years, been recognized for its program and initiatives regarding its hotel sustainable management practices at many levels, but never on such a global scale, one that awards organizations on a World Tourism level.   Being the only hotel in the finalists across all categories was already a great achievement, and to receive the award of 2nd runner up in ours was the recognition, that all entities, however large or small they may be, can make a difference and be recognized for such.”

Mr. Nicolas Roucos, General Manager