Moxy Hotels recently opened its northernmost destination with the launch of Moxy Tromsø in Norway. The 208-room hotel has now been awarded the Green Key certification, proving the efforts made to ensure the sustainability of the hotel operations. The achievement arrives shortly after the recertification of Moxy Bergen, making the Moxy brand a sustainable chose across Norway.

While the Green Key offers a sustainable profile, it is also a platform through which hotels can better themselves, offering a structured approach to working with sustainability. “This is our second hotel to be Green Key certified and we are committing ourselves to eco-certify all our hotels. We’re doing this because we think long-term and simply because it’s the right thing to do,” says Kristian Haaber, Brand Manager of the management company operating the Moxy Tromsø hotel, Core Hospitality.

As a professional management company, Core Hospitality can embed sustainability in all processes from design to guest experience. But, as Kristian Haaber explains, “being a franchisee and by not building properties ourselves, we are restricted in that we cannot make all decisions ourselves.” But the company works with investors and brand owners who also focus on limiting their environmental impact and make recommendations to make improvements where feasible.

This goes to show at Moxy Tromsø, too, where property owner Daimyo AS is aiming to certify the building with the BREEAM Very Good certification. The two certifications combined are strong indicators that Moxy Tromsø is among the most sustainable options available in the arctic city.