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Sustainable mobility

 

Free transportation cards for the city of Neuchâtel

Free public transportation cards for the city of Neuchâtel are offered to guests with each night stay booked at our hotel to allow them to use this transportation method free of charge.

Electric vehicle charging stations

Guests can charge their electric cars in the hotel car park at one of our 2 charging stations.

Electric bikes

Guests can rent electric bikes directly from the hotel between April and September to explore the city and nature around the hotel.


Buildings & exteriors

 

Renewable Energy

Since the beginning of 2022, 100% of the hotel's electricity comes from hydropower, which is renewable.

Herb garden

Our teams at the Palafitte have planted a small herb garden. These herbs are used in our chef's kitchen, as well as in the bar's signature cocktails.


Traceability of our products

 

Our chefs pay particular attention to the products they use, insisting on their traceability. We know exactly where each ingredient we use in our dishes comes from. The cuisine of our Chef Maxime Pot is essentially local, and his objective is to favour our guests’ discovery of the region's terroir. 


Recycling

Soap dispensers

We have introduced large soap dispensers in our bathrooms to limit the amount of individual small bottles used and to minimise their transportation. 

Transforming our food waste into renewable energy

All of our kitchen waste is collected and transformed into energy by AgriBioVal SA through a methanisation process. They start by transforming our food waste into biogas and fertiliser, called digestate. The biogas is then simultaneously transformed into electrical and thermal energy in a cogeneration engine. This company is located in the Val-de-Travers, so our food waste is therefore 100% processed in Neuchâtel.


Unique projects


Local partnerships

We support the local Festi'neuch festival as a partner. 


Employee wellbeing

Free access to the Maréchal fitness centre (adjacent to the Palafitte)

We offer free access to the Marechal fitness centre for all our employees and guests. It is located right in front of the hotel.

Massages for members of the housekeeping team

We offer a workplace massage service for members of our housekeeping department to improve their comfort, reduce the risk of serious injury and increase their wellbeing.

D'CLIC Committee

Employees of our hotel can join the D'CLIC committee, which helps to make their work life more pleasant and to help strengthen links between staff members. This committee also organises staff participation in local community service initiatives (Christmas tea time at the children's hospital, collection of donations, lake cleanups etc.). Through this committee, our employees can also participate in local sport and charity events (24-hour swimming race, 20 kilometres of Lausanne, etc.).