The energy positive hotel is here: 4 stars and zero emissions Naturhotel Leitlhof


In San Candido, immersed in the splendid setting of the Dolomites, is the Naturhotel Leitlhof, which has always been the standard-bearer of sustainability.

At the basis of this new way of experiencing green luxury tourism is the offer of the hotel owner, Stephan Mühlmann, who has always characterized his structure for luxury and respect for the environment.

A zero-emission hotel

Stephan’s challenge was a difficult one: to find a method that would lead the hotel to produce sufficient sustainable energy to run and heat the entire structure independently.

The system has been perfected over the years, studying similar examples around the world, since there is no such thing in Italy.

After much study, sacrifice and commitment, Stephan has finally succeeded in his intent: a particular thermoelectric power plant and an impressive system of photovoltaic systems have made the Naturhotel Leitlhof “climate neutral”.

Completely autonomous, the hotel lowers CO2 emissions per guest per night from 85.5 to 12.2 kg.

Not only that: the main source of renewable energy used is represented by trunks and branches fallen in the woods following atmospheric events.

The Naturhotel Leitlhof thus helps to clean up the surrounding forests.

Certification and sustainable luxury

This splendid hotel in the heart of the Dolomites has also obtained, among many others, the Climate Partner Certification.

Choosing a holiday in a “nature positive hotel” is a unique experience, true luxury becomes the awareness of not causing any damage to such a delicate and precious environment.

Naturally, every detail of the Leitlhof is designed in the name of sustainability: wood and glass are the materials of every prestigious indoor environment, the cuisine is organic and at zero km, and the wellness offer also embraces respect for the environment.

Enjoying a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath or a saline steam bath immersed in the surrounding environment thanks to large windows that embrace the landscape is a unique experience.

All kinds of essential oils, creams or treatments used in the wellness area are certified organic and based only on natural elements.

Serena Poma
Serena Poma
A journalist ever since, I love turning the world's events into sentences and lines that can take readers "inside the news", leading them to explore the current happenings with me through my articles. My professional background has allowed me to gain insights into the encounter of two apparently incompatible worlds: luxury and sustainability. Guiding businesses in this direction as a communication manager and event organizer has made me aware that, now more than ever, it is by respecting ourselves and our planet's resources that we should start to create real value.

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