In 2020, The Stay Hotel has become the first carbon neutral boutique hotel chain in Turkey.
We are committed to contributing to the fight against climate change with the aim to mitigate emissions, increase renewable energy use and balance out remaining emissions. At the heart of our vision and values sustainability plays a significant role. We believe that hospitality can coexist harmoniously with the well-being of our planet and communities. We are continuously working to improve our energy efficiency, renewable energy use, water conservation, waste minimization and sustainable procurement.Our key initiatives are supported by a set of policies and measurable targets, all in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Design & Construction
We utilized eco-friendly local building materials, we will be using the recycled woods from the old Anatolian houses from Black Sea Region in Turkey, incorporated energy-efficient systems, and employed sustainable construction practices. The overall design maximizes natural lighting and ventilation, reducing the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning, while also integrating green spaces and native plants to enhance biodiversity.
Responsible Waste Management
We carefully manage our resources to minimize waste and promote efficiency. This involves implementing smart technology for monitoring and controlling energy and water consumption, a heating system that works with thermal waters, utilizing sustainable and locally sourced materials, and partnering with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability. We also engage in responsible waste management, recycling, and composting practices.
Responsible Resource Management
We believe in actively engaging and supporting the local community. We prioritize employing local staff, sourcing local products and services, and collaborating with nearby businesses and organizations to promote sustainable tourism practices. We strive to provide opportunities for cultural exchange, support local artisans, and contribute to the economic development of the community.
Our commitment to sustainability extends to our dining experiences. We prioritize locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients to support local farmers and minimize the carbon footprint associated with food transportation. We promote vegetarian and plant-based options, and strive to reduce food waste through careful planning, portion control, and creative menu offerings.
We actively engage with the local community, fostering partnerships and supporting local initiatives. We also contribute to community development projects, cultural preservation, and education programs.
Biodegradable Sugarcane Straw
In line with our sustainability philosophy, we are proud to announce that The Stay Hotel’s are starting to use straws that is made from of soluble sugarcanes in all our hotels for the first time in Turkey. We continue our sustainability policy with this practice, which we hope that it will reduce our single-use plastic use and set an example for other brands. Compared to cardboard straws from other environmental solutions, these straws maintains its form regardless of different conditions . Sugarcane fibers are now used to make straws. In this way, while sugar cane residues and when it will be burned or disposed of, causing more waste, they turn into recycled, environmentally friendly, compostable and biodegradable straws. These straws contributes to the circular economy, reduces the environmental impact and prevents waste storage. These straws are free of plastic, petroleum, paint, coatings, metals, gluten or BPA.
Certification of Sustainable Tourism
Travelers around the world are increasingly becoming more eco conscious and are seeking sustainable accommodation options. The carbon neutral Stay Hotels has applied to The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a part of the Sustainable Tourism Program in collaboration with Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency to complete the first stage of the three stage process.
GSTC is an independent and neutral NGO that aims to be an agent of change in the world of sustainable travel and tourism by fostering the increased knowledge, understanding, adoption and demand for sustainable tourism practices. As The Stay Hotel, we believe that tourism should fulfill its potential as a vehicle for social, cultural, and economic good while removing and avoiding any negative impacts from its activities in terms of environmental and social impacts, and we aim to complete all stages by the end of the year 2023.
1. Sustainable Management System
2.The Stay Nisantasi Sustainable Management Report
3. The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi Sustainable Management Report
4. The Stay Warehouse Sustainable Management Report
5.The Stay Bosphorus Sustainable Management Report
6. Bebek Hotel by The Stay Sustainable Management Report
7. Cultural Heritage List
8. İstanbul City Guide
9. Alacati / Cesme City Guide
10. İstanbul Transportation Maps
a. İstanbul Metro Lines Map
b. İstanbul Railways Map
c. İstanbul Railways Contrast Map
d. İstanbul Tram Lines Map
e. İstanbul Bicycle Paths Map
11. Rules of Conduct in places Subject to Cultural Heritage in Turkey
12. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Hunting Tourism Information System
13. Hunting Map İzmir
14. Hunting Map İstanbul