The value of sustainability is directly influenced by the positive and negative impacts that the company produces with its activities, products and services. But to be sustainable, it is not enough to plant trees or save on electricity or water bills, but to have and apply a structured knowledge of the impacts that really make a difference.
The fundamental issues of sustainability are motivation and communication, as the knowledge that generates the commitment of all the people involved in our company on activities related to sustainability and the SDGs is the indispensable piece to make a difference. It's the difference between being written down on paper and putting it into practice. And the Marmòris group wants to make that difference.
We want to focus on sustainability and have a greener image to commit to being a more sustainable company and, at the same time, improve efficiency and create a closer relationship with our customers, promoting their loyalty.
For this reason, Sintra Marmòris Palace and Sintra Marmòris Camélia decided to contribute to the concept of “Friendly Hospitality” by implementing good sustainable practices and starting to comply with the requirements established in the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle framework to obtain the seal Biosphere Certified.
The Alentejo Marmòris Hotel & Spa is certified since 2021 by the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle and year after year it has been renewing this certification and taking further steps forward in what is a long but pleasant path, to improve its sustainable practices in all its departments and with the help of all its employees.
50th Anniversary Association of Sommeliers of Portugal
It was on the 28th and 29th of November 2022 that the Fernando Tools National Competition took place in Redondo, organized by the Associação dos Escanções de Portugal, which put waiters from all over the country to the test, who competed for the title of Best Waiter at the Wine of the Year service, our Sommelier Artur Simões was the winner of the year 2019/2020.
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Thos story of this group has started 3 generations ago, when television didn’t exist, and Portugal was under the Dictatorship of Salazar.
It all started with the Grandparents. Those who started the Marble business together with their sun - the Father, to whom the Mother joined. They have acquired Marble quarries in Vila Viçosa (Alentejo) and for many years that was their main family business.
For the love they nurtured for the Alentejo region, from where they reaped the fruits that led to the expansion of the business, they opened together the first unit of this group: the Alentejo Marmòris Hotel & Spa opened on the 3rd of February 2013.
With the loss of Grandfather, Mother and Father have decided to not let the family house loose its light, and transformed it into the most beautiful boutique hotel in Sintra: the Sintra Marmòris Palace opened in 2017 as a Luxury Guesthouse.
Later on, with the success of this small property, they have dedicated to the renovations of an old family building also in Sintra, and in 2022 the Sintra Camélia Marmòris was brought to life.
The Daughters, those who give continuity to the business nowadays together with their Parents, have been following the footsteps of the family, and were already working side by side with them when the opening of the Sintra Marmòris Palace and the Camelia Marmòris Palace took place.
These 3 units, all sharing the same theme of the Marble, are the result of work and dedication to the hotel business, and the art of excellent service that caracterizes so well the Portuguese people. In all them we prime for the authentic, the noble, the quality, and for the team and family spirit that so many of our guests experience and appreciate.
Welcome to the Marmòris Hotels. Each one of these houses has a Storie, a Why, a Mission. We want you to feel at home, that you appreciate the best of Portugal in your spare time, and that you take and make great memories from here.