This hotel in St. Julian's invests in an eco-friendly project
The Westin Dragonara Resort, located in Malta’s seaside town of St. Julian’s, has just completed the installation of 1,000 photovoltaic panels over an area measuring 3,100 square metres of the hotel’s roof space
The photovoltaic installation will reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint by approximately 600 tons annually, the equivalent of planting a staggering 35,000 trees.
The photovoltaic installation on the rooftop of The Westin Dragonara consists of 1,000 photovoltaic panels each of 365Wp capacity with eight invertors (total capacity 336kW) covering 3,100 square metres of the Hotel’s roof.
The photovoltaic system is anticipated to generate approximately 15% of the typical annual electricity consumption of the hotel.
First opened in 1997, and having just completed a €40 million full renovation in 2020, The Westin Dragonara Resort has been at the forefront of Maltese hospitality. Perfect for business travellers and families alike, the hotel is a wellness retreat with innovative amenities, including Westin’s award-winning Westin Heavenly® Bed, uniquely designed with plush, pillow-top construction for premium comfort and support allowing guests to experience a night of restorative sleep.
Michael Camilleri Kamsky, General Manager of The Westin Dragonara Resort commented:
“Over the years, The Westin Dragonara Resort has already taken many steps towards reducing our carbon footprint some of which include our ECO Certification, Green Key Certification, Blue Flag Certification as well as our sustainable Westin Meetings program. Through this latest investment in this photovoltaic technology we are utilising our rooftop to run a more sustainable and eco-friendly hotel”.