Lago Maggiore Green Meeting Partners


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Aware of the impact that meetings industry can have on ecosystem and socio-cultural balances locally and globally, Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry aims to contribute to the development of an integrated system of meetings and events offer, inspired by sustainability values.

"Green Meetings by the Blue Waters Lake" project, co-financed by Interreg Italy Switzerland, focuses the development policies of Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry on GREEN, in landscape, social, cultural and environmental terms. This presentation describes the activities and the green practices of the first 15 partners of the project.

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Lago Maggiore Green Meeting Partners

  1. 1. The history of the Castello Dal Pozzo is as ancient and distinctive as its splendid surroundings, andtogether they create what is undoubtedly the most unique and exclusive Property to be found onLake Maggiore.… a fascinating treasure: the Stately Home…English art experts defined the architecture of the Castle as one of the purest re-interpretationsof neo- Gothic Tudor existing in Italy. Set as a jewel in the delicate filigree work of the surroundingEnglish gardens, the Castle offers the most exclusive and unique setting for any event. Excellentin-house dining combined with exquisite hospitality and impeccable service ensure the success ofevery special occasion, ably overseen by our professional and courteous staff.The Palace, situated just across from the Castle, adds an additional component to the alreadywide range of different solutions for all events and stays....the perfect setting: the Palace …Built by the Visconti d’Aragona family, the luxury Palazzo boats a perfect combination of age oldelegance and modern comfort throughout. The Palazzo is the perfect setting for a relaxing stay inthe thirty bedrooms, full of charm, whilst the excellent selection of dishes and traditionalspecialities offered by the restaurant “Le Fief” complement the atmosphere of wellbeing. ThePalazzo has versatile spaces for MICE activities (auditorium capacity of more than 300 people and8 smaller meeting rooms) as well as prestigious Ballroom for Gala events.
  2. 2. The view on the small S. Giovanni island, for thirty years summer residence of Arturo Toscanini,makes unique the english style park of Grand Hotel Majestic, which preserves, in its spaciousfrescoed rooms, the charm of the Belle Epoque Grand Hotel. From all the rooms (a total of 80,including 42 superior doubles, 32 junior suites and 6 suites), the scenic view on the calmness ofthe lake, with mountains that surround it and the Borromeo Islands.The Grand Hotel Majestic is an exceptional location for congresses, business meetings andenchanting weddings.There are five meeting rooms available, each with its own distinct character, ancient halls withwonderful lake views. The Toscanini room is 275 square meters and has the possibility to offer abanquet with 240 guests. The Intra room, placed in front of a large terrace, offers a sample ofremote beauty and can host 110 people.In the summer season is possible to sit outside, in the Porch, located on the porch that prelude tothe great garden on the lake.A wellness center is available to the customers, an ideal place to enjoy a refreshing swim in thepool, use the fitness center or treat yourself a relaxing and pleasant massage.Since 2002, the hotel is affiliated to Small Luxury Hotels of The World.Since 2007, the hotel is recommended by Legambiente for its commitment to environmentalprotection; Verbania is still No.1 among italian cities for environmental quality, according toLegambientes Urban Ecosystem.
  3. 3. The reflections of light of the lake the sight meets in every room, the emotion of a panoramicview, the pleasure of a classical yet refined surrounding, the proficiency and experience inhosting, cooking and wellness: these are the genuine and basic ingredients of a memorableexperience at the Hotel la Palma.The Hotel la Palma in Stresa welcomes you and takes you to discover the romantic atmosphere ofthe Lake Maggiore, historical destination of an elegant and refined tourism, ideal for naturelovers. Being tucked in natural beauty, walk and sail by the precious architecture of the Borromeoislands, the mite and fresh climate, regenerate mind and body. Our services and attentions formthe best conditions to enjoy all that. For whom is looking for a resort, a magic destination tocelebrate their own wedding, a refined location for the setting of meetings.Respect for nature means respect for our own most precious resource. This is why we got theEuropean Union Environment Certification EMAS.Convention centerStresa is an historical meeting and international congresses destination. The international appealof it, the easily reached destination, the enchanted location, the chances of relaxing after thecongress, are all elements that make a difference, bringing prestige and value to your event.An ancient villa of historical and artistic value connected to the hotel, with also an independententrance, is the framework of meetings and congresses. six different rooms 4 of which withnatural light, from 10 to 250 seats. Your business and seminar experience is in a pleasantenvironment context, in unspoilt vegetation and colors of our garden. Our experience andproficiency in taking care of the events and in the catering services enrich every meeting.
  4. 4. Overlooking the banks of Lake Maggiore, in the centre of Stresa and directly facing the BorromeanIslands, the hotel represents a fine example of prestige both in the hotel world and historicallyspeaking.The four-star Regina Palace hotel that opened in 1908, still preserves its fin de siècle fascination,even though it has a renewed appearance as a result of a meticulous, albeit conservativerefurbishment programme. The unique combination of charm and modernity will render a stay inone of the 214 rooms or suites - all furnished with period pieces and equipped with every facility– totally unforgettable.The century-old park contains the open-air pool, a tennis court and a five-a-side football pitch.The snack bar is the perfect place for a quick bite to eat or even a light lunch. The recently openedRegina Sporting Club is the hotel’s wellness centre to which admission is totally free.The indoor pool is heated and packed with invigorating water features. The multi-sensory showersand the different musical and colour features provoke an instant feeling of wellbeing. Rounding itall off there is a sauna, Turkish bath and gym. Beauty treatments are chargeable.The spaces intended for conference business have also been expanded. The combination ofdifferent modular rooms is capable of accommodating between 5 and 540 people.
  5. 5. The story starts in the 60’s when the Varese Chamber of Commerce purchased from the PontiFamily an elegant complex of three buildings: Villa Andrea, Villa Napoleonica and Le Sellerie,transforming them into the Villa Ponti Congress Centre.Ville Ponti Congress Centre. The allure of luxurious hospitalitySet in an ancient 56,000 square meter park overlooking the city, the three Villas feature differentperiods and styles. Together they make up a unique combination of environment and architecture.The varied and evocative grounds embrace visitors in a magical and relaxing atmosphere.The park is an intrinsic element of the conference facility. The 2 kilometres of pathways providethe perfect opportunity to relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of conventionactivities.The outdoor areas can be used as convivial and entertaining spaces to host shows, gala dinners,and team building activities.The 600-car parking lot and helicopter landing area put the final touch on the functionality of thefacilities.Ville Ponti Congress Centre. The efficiency of modern TechnologySkilful interventions have transformed these three captivating period villas into an efficient andavant-garde Congress Centre, providing copious, functional, and versatile spaces, melded with thelatest conference technologies.TechnoCharme... our concept of conference hospitality
  6. 6. VILLA CLAUDIA DEI MARCHESI DAL POZZO is an important and exclusive Period Villa.This beautiful Villa facing the Piedmontese part of Lake Maggiore was a wedding gift given to thePrincess Luisa Dal Pozzo della Cisterna in 1827 by her future husband who chose the Villa as hismansion on the lake, and to this day belongs to the Marquis Dal Pozzo d’Annone.Villa Claudia is one of the oldest villas on the lake and still maintains the flavour of the Victorianperiod. Furniture, fittings and prestigious paintings from the 16th to the 19th century make it reallyunique and authentic. The view is stunning and is set against a century-old park with lushvegetation, rare and antique species among waterfalls, azalea bushes, rhododendrons, camellias,magnolias and hydrangeas. The secular park is perfect for your team building.The villa is the perfect place for unique and unforgettable receptions, small meetings, galadinners, team building activities. The interior rooms, all communicating with each other by largedoors, they are overlooking the beautiful terrace with a breathtaking view of Lake Maggiore. Theyare perfect for setting up your meeting because of various sizes, and darkened with ideal heightfor video projectors.The lawn terrace is the perfect venue to organize the rich welcome aperitif or your coffee breakor lunch or gala dinner. The large pool with its green surroundings and the view of the lake is theideal place for the coffee break. The beautiful suites furnished with attention to detail, all withlake views, provide beautiful and relaxing stay.The private pier allows guests to reach the Villa form the lake with private boats.
  7. 7. Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa, Grand Hotel Dino, Hotel Simplon, Hotel Splendid, ResidenceCarl&Do in Baveno, and the new Aquadventure Park: this is the Zacchera groups global offer.Lake front structures, surrounded by lush gardens with secular trees, that offer the guarantee oftrue Italian hospitality with a dedicated and unique service since over 150 years.Green Meetings best practices:• European Community Certification EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) to assess andimprove our environmental performance and provide information on our environmentalmanagement• Use of a system of separate waste collection• Use of solar panels to heat swimming pools• Autonomous and independent heating and conditioning systems, divided for floors• Choice of suppliers who use products certificated Ecolabel• Communications mainly via email and web
  8. 8. Hotel SplendidHere the tradition of family Zaccheras hospitality was born in 1873. Today, the charming hotel,completely renovated in 2011, has 92 rooms and 10 suites, all with balconies overlooking the lakeor the surrounding mountains. The Hotel Splendid offers a conference center with 7 meetingrooms with natural daylight and capacity up to 120 people. The lakefront pool , the tennis court,the private beach with a jetty, the newly renovated SPA and the restaurant, make the Splendid apleasant place for holidays and business travels.Grand Hotel DinoWith 361 rooms, 20 suites and 2 presidential suites, equipped with every comfort and furnishedwith taste, the Grand Hotel Dino offers a wonderful panoramic view over the famous BorromeanIslands and the surrounding mountains. The hotel excellently combines the privileges of an hotelwith the all-Italian elegance, with the most advanced facilities of its convention center: 4,500square feet, 38 modular meeting rooms - including the Grand Ballroom Carlo of 1200 sqm - and40 room-studio. The offer is completed by the Dino Health Club, the swimming pools, therestaurants with outdoor terrace, the bars, and the surrounding garden.
  9. 9. Hotel SimplonAn art gallery connects the Grand Hotel Dino to Hotel Simplon, hotel with 113 elegant rooms,restaurant, bar and an elegant meeting room for 20 people, surrounded by grand secular park. Astructure that has its own life but also ideal for extending the offer of the Grand Hotel Dino, whooffers all of its conference and SPA facilities to Simplons guests.Grand Hotel BristolIt enjoys a splendid position on Stresa lakeside, luxurious and with a very elegant atmosphere, theGrand Hotel Bristol offers 253 rooms including 13 suites, and a restaurant with view on theBorromean Islands, which houses more than 500 people. The Bristol is located in a beautifulgarden with pool and is equipped with a wellness area with sauna, indoor pool and whirlpool. Theconference center has 14 meeting rooms, with capacity up to 250 people.Not only HotelsOpened in 2006 in Baveno, the Residence Carl & Do offers a choice of 62 apartments that canaccommodate up to 7 people. Last but not least: the new Aquadventure Park, the ideal place forsports addicted and for a day of relax with the new pools with slides and the zen area.
  10. 10. Verbano Events is a company which specializes in organizing events and weddings in thewonderful setting of Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. The thirty-year experience, the highprofessionalism of the staff and the constant attention to customers make Verbano Events theideal partner in the planning and management of all kinds of events.For all kinds of occasions, from Company meetings to conventions, from weddings to privateevents, Verbano Events will be able to find the most appropriate solution which is in line withyour needs and requirements.We develop each project with passion, and give care and attention to every detail so that yourevent is really unique and special. Together with our partners, who are highly specializedprofessionals. We offer you a complete high-quality service, from the location to the catering, tothe flower arrangements to entertainment, up to the most exclusive services, such as a tour byhelicopter or a tour by sail boat to discover the beauties of our territory.
  11. 11. Sapori d’Italia, in Stresa, is a travel agency which specialises in organising incentive activities,team building activities, meetings, conferences and corporate events in Piedmont. Exclusivevenues, innovative proposals and exceptional geographical areas such as Lake Maggiore, LakeOrta, Monferrato and the Langhe and Roero regions make the incentive activities organised bySapori d’Italia the answer to your needs. A dedicated, highly-professional team, perfectlyacquainted with the area and focused on all your requirements will provide you with ideastailored to your needs and objectives, allowing you to achieve the results you are aiming for in thevery best way.GREEN MEETINGSNumerous the activities in the full respect, protection and preservation of our environment. Weselect partners for our customers who operate in favor of sustainable tourism.Location: The selection of location is determined not only by the perfect and scenic position, butby the certification and the attention to energy saving of the location.Transfers by land and water: The arriving guests are asked to wait up to 30 minutes to allow touse less vehicles to reach the final destination.Catering: The food quality affects the success of the event. The products used for the preparationof the menus are local and / or homemade. The selections of products used in the preparation ofthe menus is at 0 km. Bins for separate waste collection. Use of plants instead of cut flowers asdecorations of tables and rooms.Communication: Limit the production of publications, brochures, posters, programs and, ifabsolutely necessary, use recycled or FSC certified paper. Communicate online, using the varioussocial networks, appealing graphics, photographs and all that internet daily offers.
  12. 12. Bresaola from the Ossola Valley has long been a traditional product of the area, with a flavourand aroma which make it a delicacy of the highest quality.BRISAULA, the Association of Bresaola Producers of the Verbano Cusio Ossola, was launched inSeptember 2011 under the Interreg Project “Lake Maggiore, its Valleys, its Flavours”, of which theChamber of Commerce is the leading partner for Italy.The main aim of the association is to ensure complete adherence to the product guidelines,guaranteeing the producers’ commitment at every stage of the production process, from theselection of the raw materials to curing, drying and maturing. The resulting high-quality producthas a well-balanced, slightly spicy flavour, with a very low fat content.Another aim is of course to encourage consumption of this traditional product, by local residentsand visitors alike.To date, nine of the biggest, quality producers in the province have joined the Val d’OssolaBresaola Association. Other producers motivated by the same commitment, skill and passion arewelcome to apply to become ssociazione_consorzi/bresaola
  13. 13. Founded in 1947, Bolongaro company has been able to combine knowledge, tradition and passionwith the latest technologies and innovations of the sector: by automating all phases of processingpaper and cardboard, the company has developed a strong competitive advantage characterizedby a high quality and an improvement in production schedule, establishing itself also in HealthCare and pharmaceutical sectors.GREEN MEETING PRACTICES• total elimination of all chemicals commonly used in the graphic and photolithography divisionfor the preparation of printing plants, use of green products for the printing division;• creation of graphic drafts and internal and external communication using e-mail, ftp, web;• reduction of energy consumption through an optimized management;• use of materials certified FSC, PEFC, ECOLABEL, maintaining the respect for the chain with itstraceability .GREEN MEETING OFFERThe company, in order to meet the requests of various events held on Lake Maggiore, hasestablished a dedicated office, in order to provide greater expertise and research of materials forthe visual solution. We can offer solutions such as roll-up based from 60 cm up to 150 cm, rigidpanels and sheets of various sizes and materials and we can handle even the withdrawal of thematerial with the possible reuse or proper disposal. We make customized prints of brochures orcases also in limited quantities for the proper management of waste.
  14. 14. MISSIONBABOO operates in the field of plants for the energy efficiency and for the production of energyfrom renewable sources, able to produce "clean" energy. Comfort, safety and energy savings,represent the offer for our customers.HISTORYBaboo was founded in 2009 and operates in the production of energy from renewable sources asdivision of the ARTE ITALY group. The continuous and significant growth of the company will allowour Group to greatly exceed the revenue of 10,000,000 euros in 2011.VALUESWe work to contribute to the achievement of environmental, economic and social improvementobjectives, locally and globally. For this reason, we consider our strategic action references:• the sustainable development• the Kyoto-Protocol• the EU Strategy 20-20-20
  15. 15. AkzoNobel, the Dutch multinational group with headquarters in Amsterdam, is a world leader inthe paints and chemicals sector.In Italy since 1958, Akzo Nobel operates in the market of the painting products and systems forthe building trade through the division Decorative Paints (Deco). Its one of the leading paintsmanufacturers in Italy, among the major brands: Sikkens, Herbol and Polyfilla Pro for theprofessional channel, Polyfilla, Hammerite, Xyladecor e Xylamon for large retailers.AkzoNobel brands and products are a guarantee of efficiency and quality, in line with the moststringent international standards on emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).Thanks to the groups commitment in supporting the values ​of sustainability, AkzoNobel hasearned the second place in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.AkzoNobel has introduced an integrated quality and security management system, extended tothe whole company activity. The implementation of the management system aims to meet therequirements specified by the laws, the regulatory requirements, the voluntary standards and thegroups directives, focusing on continuous improvement and involvement of the staff.AkzoNobel supports actively the values of the International Chamber of Commerces "BusinessCharter for Sustainable Development" and signed the Responsible Care Global Charter.