Bio Hotel St. Daniel: a sustainable hotel in the enchanting Štanjel on the Karst.

The Bio Hotel St Daniel in the village of Hruševica in Štanjel, Slovenia, is not just a hotel. It is a holistic place dedicated to ecological sustainability. The hotel offers rooms and suites with rustic furniture made from recycled wood and bed linen made from organic cotton. Each room has a “sacred corner” with salt and sage to energetically cleanse the space. Guests can enjoy rituals with crystals and solfeggio frequencies to harmonise their energy. The hotel has a sauna with herbal, Finnish and infrared saunas, as well as a chlorine-free pool. The cuisine is organic and uses intuitive cookery with seasonal and local ingredients. Hotel St. Daniel actively contributes to environmental protection by recycling, composting, minimising light pollution, using environmentally friendly resources and using organic products. The surrounding area offers various hiking and cycling trails as well as sights such as Štanjel, Lipica, Grofova Cave, Lokev and Hrastovlje.

Why is it regenerative?

The Bio Hotel St. Daniel in Štanjel, Slovenia, is a regenerative experience thanks to its holistic commitment to environmental sustainability, which is expressed in recycled materials, energy purification processes, wellness facilities and the use of organic, local ingredients.

Project partners met in Aveiro on the 14th and 15th of September 2023. It was the perfect opportunity to visit the destination with regenerative glasses on, to understand its many assets but also some of the challenges the destination is facing. Face to face project meetings always provide the partners with the unique opportunity to learn about the work of the hosting partner and get valuable insights about the destination. In this case partners were hosted by the dedicated team of management and tourism professionals of the University of Aveiro who shared a wealth of insights about a city that was new to many of the participants.

The Enforce project is well on track when it comes to the project work plan, which means that after having completed the Best Practice collection of innovative examples about storytelling for regeneration and also the Storyteller’s Guide, partners used the meeting to discuss the development of the Enforce Training Programme.

For the next few months partners will be working on developing the content in line with guidelines provided by the University of Usak, our project partner from Turkey.
The course should be available for piloting in January/February 2024 and will also be available in the partner languages once all translations are finalised.

The ENFORCE team met in the beautiful city of Luxembourg for its kick-off meeting. It took place at the premises of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (also known as CCIL), which opened its doors to warmly welcome all partners.

The team was aware of the importance of this first meeting and approached it with the same enthusiasm, as it plays an important role in building strong bonds that will contribute to the success of the entire cooperation. With the common goal of building a solid foundation, the participants discussed in depth the first steps required for the project ENFORCE.

During this visit, the project objectives were discussed in depth to ensure that each partner has a comprehensive understanding of the overarching goals. The outcome of the kick-off meeting was extremely satisfying for all partners and generated enthusiasm among the team. It was a success and left everyone inspired and energised.

The journey of ENFORCE has officially begun and with the collective expertise of the committed partners, there is no doubt that it will thrive and achieve remarkable results.


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Project N: 2022-1-LU01-KA220-VET-000089887

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