ALTO HOTEL ON BOURKE

Green Hotel in Melbourne

The Alto Hotel, Melbourne Victoria

HOTEL FEATURES

 

All rooms have :

Quiet location, air-conditioned and opening windows

Queen size bed

Flat screen LCD TV including Foxtel

Broadband and wireless Internet connection on desk

Bedside and desk telephone, with in-dial numbers.

Tea & coffee making facilities and refrigerator.

Room Safe – large enough for an average-size laptop and digital camera

Studio rooms have same facilities are the same as hotel rooms, but larger

Apartments have full kitchen, including dishwasher, stove, oven, etc.

Separate bedroom

Ironing facilities

Two bedroom apartments have 2 bathrooms and balcony

Executive apartments have two levels and extra bathroom

THE ALTO AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Carbon Reduction

Carbon audit conducted by the Carbon Reduction Institute shows a one night stay at Alto Hotel produces an average 11.8 kilograms of carbon, compared to the estimate for hotels as set by Sustainable Tourism CRC of 24-26 kilograms.

Energy Use

100% of all electricity used is generated from renewable sources, using only Green Earth Electricity

95% of all lighting is based on energy efficient, FCL or LED globes.

Rooms are fitted with energy saving key-tags that switch off lighting on leaving the rooms.

Energy use is limited to 36.3 megajoules per guest, per night

NABERS 6 star rating

The A/C plant has a 6 star energy rating that uses inverter & movement sensor technology

Gas Hot water is heated “on demand”

Carbon produced from gas use is offset via Origin Energy.

Water

Rain water is used for public toilet cisterns, gardening and cleaning duties

Water flow restrictors to all showers and taps, 8 litres and 6 litres per minute, respectively.

All toilets have a AAA rating. Water use is limited to 123.1 litres per guest, per night.

Waste

Waste is separated by Paper, Organic, Plastic, Glass and General. Landfill is limited to 3.9 litres per guest, per night

Organic waste is composted onsite and does not go to landfill. Used cooking oil is collected and recycled into biodiesel.

We use bio-degradable bin-liners and reuse all bulk containers.

Design

All windows are double glazed, heat reflecting and are able to be opened.

Balcony glass doors are heat reflecting and are 13mm thick, dramatically lowering air-conditioning use

Product Choice

All plastic bottles for toiletries have been eliminated and replaced with refillable, pump-action dispensers. These dispensers will hopefully never see landfill and the shampoo, conditioner and hand-soap used in them are biodegradable.

The Library works as a Book Exchange, enhancing the opportunity to have books read by another bookworm!

Newspapers are complimentary, but must be ordered in order not to deliver to those rooms which may not want one

Recycled or plantation timber paper is used on all printed items, copy-paper, toilet paper, etc

Management Initiatives

Use of recycled / refilled ink cartridges in all compatible printers

Use of non-hazardous chemicals wherever possible

All energy, water and waste is submitted for benchmarking by outside agencies.

First hotel in the Pacific region to use Saflocks biodegradable key cards made from cornstarch. Even the pens are biodegradable.

All environmental initiatives are team efforts, implemented by the ALTO GREEN TEAM and supported by everyone on the staff

Guest Involvement Initiatives

Guest involvement is welcome, yet not necessary as most systems and initiatives are designed to work automatically without any effort from our guests.

Rooms are provided with dual-chamber waste bins. Guests are encouraged to help by separating their waste into recyclable and general waste.

Guests are given an option not to have their towelling & linen changed daily.

TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT

Complimentary recharging of electric vehicles from Green Earth electricity (100% renewable resources).

Airport transfers in a hybrid limousine available – fee applies.

Guests are encouraged to walk to most major attractions which are within 2-10 minute walk of hotel – Carbon Neutral.

Guests are encouraged to use public transport including airport shuttle bus, trams & trains all within 50-100 metres.

What we love about The Alto Hotel

The Alto Hotel on Bourke is one of Australia’s best green hotels. These guys are genuinely serious about the environment, while providing a 4 star boutique hotel with loads of Melbourne atmosphere. Grab a free tram and go for it!


Tell me more…

The Alto Hotel on Bourke in Melbourne successfully brings together a contemporary stylish interior within a redeveloped 1917, Neo Baroque, heritage listed building. The décor is stylish, modern and elegant, all bathrooms and kitchens are set out in granite and stainless steel, and the bedrooms and lounge rooms are decorated in rich, colours set on a soothing background. The hotel is high on technology, and all rooms are wired for cable and wireless broadband and have two telephones.


Get the Facts

Where is it? The Alto Hotel is right in the Melbourne CBD

What? The Alto Hotel is a 4 star hotel.

How many? The Alto Hotel offers 50 rooms, which includes studios, hotel rooms and 1,2 and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments, all with ensuites.

Who? Great for adults, couples, families,sold travellers and children. There is also disabled access.

How much? Check latest rates and availability here


Sounding Good?  Read on…

The Alto Hotel has received multiple awards for excellence in service and sustainability and maintains accreditation and membership of relevant tourism industry and environmental organisations.

The Alto Hotel on Bourke opened in 2006 with 50 rooms including hotel rooms, studios, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. Facilities include restaurant, bar, parking, wireless broadband, relaxation / massage room & complementary espresso coffee in the A Lounge. The redevelopment was designed incorporating a number of innovative concepts with the intention of being an environmentally sustainable and respected business.

Now offering electric car recharging: 2 Tesla Connectors, up to 22kW.

Address: Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD

PRICE RATE POLICY: Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA shows your support for the fabulous environmental initiatives undertaken by The Alto Hotel.

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HOTEL FEATURES

 

All rooms have :

Quiet location, air-conditioned and opening windows

Queen size bed

Flat screen LCD TV including Foxtel

Broadband and wireless Internet connection on desk

Bedside and desk telephone, with in-dial numbers.

Tea & coffee making facilities and refrigerator.

Room Safe – large enough for an average-size laptop and digital camera

Studio rooms have same facilities are the same as hotel rooms, but larger

Apartments have full kitchen, including dishwasher, stove, oven, etc.

Separate bedroom

Ironing facilities

Two bedroom apartments have 2 bathrooms and balcony

Executive apartments have two levels and extra bathroom

ENVIRONMENT

Carbon Reduction

Carbon audit conducted by the Carbon Reduction Institute shows a one night stay at Alto Hotel produces an average 11.8 kilograms of carbon, compared to the estimate for hotels as set by Sustainable Tourism CRC of 24-26 kilograms.

Energy Use

100% of all electricity used is generated from renewable sources, using only Green Earth Electricity

95% of all lighting is based on energy efficient, FCL or LED globes.

Rooms are fitted with energy saving key-tags that switch off lighting on leaving the rooms.

Energy use is limited to 36.3 megajoules per guest, per night

NABERS 6 star rating

The A/C plant has a 6 star energy rating that uses inverter & movement sensor technology

Gas Hot water is heated “on demand”

Carbon produced from gas use is offset via Origin Energy.

Water

Rain water is used for public toilet cisterns, gardening and cleaning duties

Water flow restrictors to all showers and taps, 8 litres and 6 litres per minute, respectively.

All toilets have a AAA rating. Water use is limited to 123.1 litres per guest, per night.

Waste

Waste is separated by Paper, Organic, Plastic, Glass and General. Landfill is limited to 3.9 litres per guest, per night

Organic waste is composted onsite and does not go to landfill. Used cooking oil is collected and recycled into biodiesel.

We use bio-degradable bin-liners and reuse all bulk containers.

Design

All windows are double glazed, heat reflecting and are able to be opened.

Balcony glass doors are heat reflecting and are 13mm thick, dramatically lowering air-conditioning use

Product Choice

All plastic bottles for toiletries have been eliminated and replaced with refillable, pump-action dispensers. These dispensers will hopefully never see landfill and the shampoo, conditioner and hand-soap used in them are biodegradable.

The Library works as a Book Exchange, enhancing the opportunity to have books read by another bookworm!

Newspapers are complimentary, but must be ordered in order not to deliver to those rooms which may not want one

Recycled or plantation timber paper is used on all printed items, copy-paper, toilet paper, etc

Management Initiatives

Use of recycled / refilled ink cartridges in all compatible printers

Use of non-hazardous chemicals wherever possible

All energy, water and waste is submitted for benchmarking by outside agencies.

First hotel in the Pacific region to use Saflocks biodegradable key cards made from cornstarch. Even the pens are biodegradable.

All environmental initiatives are team efforts, implemented by the ALTO GREEN TEAM and supported by everyone on the staff

Guest Involvement Initiatives

Guest involvement is welcome, yet not necessary as most systems and initiatives are designed to work automatically without any effort from our guests.

Rooms are provided with dual-chamber waste bins. Guests are encouraged to help by separating their waste into recyclable and general waste.

Guests are given an option not to have their towelling & linen changed daily.

TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT

Complimentary recharging of electric vehicles from Green Earth electricity (100% renewable resources).

Airport transfers in a hybrid limousine available – fee applies.

Guests are encouraged to walk to most major attractions which are within 2-10 minute walk of hotel – Carbon Neutral.

Guests are encouraged to use public transport including airport shuttle bus, trams & trains all within 50-100 metres.

Alto Hotel