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Χenia Build Hotel: Sustainability: Design and Challenges

 

The way the sustainability is related to the tourism industry and the importance of their interconnection, both for the development of tourism and for the protection of the environment of tourist destinations, will be developed on the stage of Xenia Build Hotel.

The natural beauties of a destination are usually one of its most important comparative advantages and therefore the protection of the environment and natural resources has become a top issue in recent years, for the tourism industry and a key condition for upgrading the services and tourism infrastructure offered, both in terms of facilities and services.

At the same time, there has been an increase in demand from tourists in recent years, for destinations and tourist accommodation that follow sustainable practices, but also offer alternative services.

In combination with the change of strategy by global designers of the tourism product, the need for hotels and tourist accommodation to put sustainability at the heart of their vision is now imperative, in order to preserve the natural environment but also to support the local community, while providing excellent quality hospitality to its guests.

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New practical and innovative proposals from experienced Experts

The development and promotion of infrastructure and services aimed at upgrading the tourism product will star in the panel discussions that will take place all three days of Xenia’s Build Hotel, in combination with the local culture, the cultural value and the preservation of the natural environment.

Coordinators of the Xenia Build Hotel event are the “ek” Magazine, a monthly edition of architecture and design aimed at promoting modern architecture, both to professionals and a wider public and Dr. Ioannis Pappas, President & CEO of Green Evolution.

Innovative ideas, technological products and useful tool for the environmental sustainability of hotels will be presented by specialized speakers, architects, engineers as well as executives from the market and the hotel industry.

At the same time, they will discuss ways to apply the principles of sustainability in the tourist accommodation, in terms of construction and architecture, but also in terms of energy and water savings and waste management.

Also, sustainable tourism and how it contributes, not only to enhancing the environmental footprint of an accommodation, but also enhancing the brand and competitiveness of a hotel business will be analyzed in depth through interesting and successful hotel case studies.

Hotel owners, who have already made and continue to make significant environmental improvements in their construction structure and operation, in order to minimize the impact on the environment, as well as owners and executives of new hotels built from scratch focusing to protect the environment, will be informed about the latest developments, products and trends.

Strategic Partnership

Strategic partner of the Xenia exhibition and the Xenia Build Hotel event, for the next two years,  regarding Sustainability issues is Dr. Ioannis Pappas, who is a Mechanical Engineer, with PhD in Applied Mechanics, with over 30 years’ experience in several fields of science, focusing on Sustainable development in Tourism, Energy and Environmental Efficiency in Infrastructure and Buildings, Advising in standardization of companies and technological implementation of climate adaptation and mitigation methodologies. He is Senior Advisor on Climate Neutrality and Life Cycle Analysis & Assessments, Net Zero Initiatives and Green Energy / Renewables. Also, he is Lead GSTC Assessor for Destinations, Auditor / Assessor for Sustainable Tourism Certification Standards, focusing on Hotels, Tour Operators and Destinations, and Lead Trainer for GSTC in South East Europe Region. He is the head expert of GSTC team on the Collaboration Contract between GSTC & Greek Ministry of Tourism on the implementation of Sustainability into the new National Tourism Strategy. He has vast experience in Sustainability Projects, including R & D, National, European, and International, while he has an international training experience on sustainability, tourism and energy efficiency for the last 10 years.

The program is as follows

Saturday, November 27

11:00 – 11:45

Key Lecture: Sustainable hotel, international trends and its future in Greece
Speaker: Representative of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

12:00-12:45

Case study: Presentation of the Castelli Hotel
Speaker: Maria Lougari, Owner

13:00- 13:45

Panel discussion: Sustainable hotel: Certification, global trends, developments in Greece
Speakers: Ioannis Pappas (GSTC MED), A. Bratis (Olympia Golden Beach Resort), D. Gollias (Marbella Elix), A. Nikoloudakis (Eleon Grand Resort), R. Tsirigoti (NJV Athens Plaza), G. Paliouras (Rapsody Travel), N. Antonopoulou (Greek nature protection company)

14:00-14:45

Cave Hotels & Sustainability
Speaker: Christos Vlachos

15:00-15:45

Case study: Presentation of Vathi Cove Resort & Spa
Speaker: MT Architects

16:00-16:45

Case study: Presentation of the Royal Senses & Spa, by Hilton
Speaker: PEPPASNARCHITECTS

17:00-17:45

Panel discussion: Landspace & Sustainabilty

Sunday, November 28

11:00 – 11:45

Cave Hotels & Sustainability

12:00-12:45

Case study: Presentation of Say Hotel
Speaker: A&M Architects

13:00- 13:45

Panel discussion: Milos Hotel Presentation
Speaker: 
Divercity

14:00-14:45

Key Lecture: Designing a hotel with almost zero energy consumption in Greece
Speaker: Dr. Ioannis Pappas, CEO Green Evolution SA

15:00-15:45

Case study: Presentation of Stella Island Hotel
Speaker: D. Tzirakis, Managing Director Stella Hotels Collection

Case study: Presentation of Atlantica Dreams Sensatori Resort & Spa Rhodes
Speaker: K. Kydoniatis, Owner F. & K. Kydoniatis Architects & Partners

16:00-16:45

Panel discussion: Hotel with almost zero energy consumption
Smart hotel, renovations, legislation, investment incentive
Speaker: D. Tzirakis (Stella Island), K. Kydoniatis (F. & K. Kydoniatis Architects & Partners), M. Sfyraki (M. Sfyraki & Associates) S. Kalathakis (TEXNEK SA & Hellenic Vibes smart Hotel), Representative Ministry of Development, Investment Fund Representative

17:00-17:45

Panel discussion: Sustainability & Design
Speakers: 
Gallis, Europa, Vitex Giannidis bros

Monday, November 29

11:00 – 11:45

Key Lecture: Hotels, sustainability and the brand “Greece”
Speaker: Demosthenes Brousalis, General Manager, DASC Branding

12:00-12:45

Case study: Presentation of the Montanema Handmade Village hotel

13:00- 13:45

Panel discussion: Traditional materials, local tradition as an element of differentiation in the hotel industry
Speakers: D. Serifis (Nelios), A. Bordonis (Poseidonion Grand Hotel), Representative from Montanema Handmade Village Hotel, V. Karantzavelou (Travel daily & bike friendly)

14:00-14:45

Case study: Presentation of hotel Ilya Botanic Suites
Speaker: A31 & Archetopo Landscape Architectural Studio

15:00-15:45

Case study: Presentation of Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
Speaker: WOBI architects

16:00-16:45

Case study: Presentation of Kalesma Hotel Mykonos
Speaker: K-Studio & Studio Bonarchi

17:00-17:45

Panel discussion: Sustainability & Design