Sustainable Tourism

Chateau Marlborough are proud recipients and members of the Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Awards!

We strive to protect the beautiful environment in which we live. Our sustainable tourism team is actively working towards new initiatives and reducing our Carbon Footprint. If you wish to comment on our current initiatives or have new ideas please notify our reception staff on your departure. We hope you leave the Chateau Marlborough knowing your support helps us maintain the lovely environment we live in.
We hope you leave the Chateau Marlborough knowing your support helps us maintain the lovely environment we live in.


At Chateau Marlborough, we take pride in our commitment to environmental responsibility and strive to reduce energy consumption.


Through comprehensive waste management systems and recycling programs, we strive to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and maximise the recovery of valuable resources.


Join us in our efforts to create a more sustainable future by embracing water conservation practices and preserving this invaluable resource for generations to come.


Our hotel proudly supports the local community in various ways. We showcase local artwork throughout our premises, provide employment opportunities to residents, follow environmental initiatives, purchase from local suppliers, promote nearby businesses, and collaborate with sustainable business practice groups. Community support is integral to our mission, benefiting both the environment and the local economy.
We have different levels of sponsorship available.
Multiple donations to local schools and other organisations for fundraising:
  • Marlborough A&P Association
  • Christchurch Charity Hospital
  • Wish Upon a Star
  • Red Cross
  • Bride of the Year
  • Inspire Foundation
  • Sponsorship of Kārearea Falcon Trust in partnership with Brancott
  • Sauvignon Blanc Sponsorship
  • Organic Wine Growers Conference
  • Lake Rotoiti Lodge, Nelson Lakes. Donation towards Rotoiti Lodge Upgrade Project. This huge renovation saw the lodge get a complete upgrade and rebuild. This ensures the lodge will be enjoyed for many years to come by the public.
  • Sponsorship of the Tasman Mako Rugby Team
  • Sponsorship of annual St Claire Half Marathon
  • Major sponsorship of the Community Civic Trust Performing Arts Centre
  • Marlborough Hospice meals prepared/cooked and delivered for all patients – average 10 daily
  • We also provide complimentary Conference rooms and Accommodation on a regular basis


The tourism industry must take a leading role in protecting and enhancing the environment on which it depends, for the benefit of future generations.
The Environmental Commitments suggest practical actions that tourism businesses can do to benefit the environment: ecological restoration, reducing carbon use, minimising waste and educating others on the importance of New Zealand’s natural environment.
Ecological Restoration: Businesses contribute to ecological restoration initiatives. educating others on the importance of New Zealand’s natural environment.
Carbon Reduction: Businesses have carbon reduction programmes towards carbon neutrality. educating others on the importance of New Zealand’s natural environment.
Waste Management: Businesses have waste reduction and management programmes. educating others on the importance of New Zealand’s natural environment.
Education: Businesses actively engage with their visitors and communities on the importance of restoring, protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s natural environment.


Meeting and exceeding the expectations of our visitors is a key mechanism to create added value from tourism.
The Visitor Commitments are designed to grow visitor satisfaction through business improvements based on strong insight. They also reflect the tourism industry’s responsibility to educate our visitors about how to respect nature, respect culture and respect their host community.
Visitor Satisfaction: Businesses undertake customer satisfaction monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Product and Market Development: Businesses innovate to improve or upgrade their offering to enhance visitor experience.
Visitor Engagement: Businesses educate visitors about New Zealand’s cultural and behavioural expectations.

Host Community

Welcoming, supportive communities are a vital part of what New Zealand has to offer our visitors. Sustainable businesses have to find ways to protect and enhance their social licence to operate within their communities.
The Host Community Commitments suggest ways that tourism businesses can contribute to the communities in which they operate: quality jobs, connecting with the community, and supporting local and regional suppliers.
Sustainable Employment: Businesses pay a fair wage to all staff.
Quality Employment: Businesses support their workforce to flourish and succeed.
Community Engagement: Businesses actively engage with the communities in which they operate.
Sustainable Supply Chains: Businesses have socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains


Financially successful businesses are able to grasp the opportunities provided by the other elements of sustainability.
The Economic Commitments reflect three key aspects that contribute to business success – profitability, investment and productivity.
Sustainable Businesses: Businesses focused on long term financial performance.
Capital Investment: Businesses invest capital to grow, and/or to improve quality and productivity.
Productivity: Businesses innovative and have effective strategies to mitigate the effects of seasonality.