naked Retreats is committed to sustainable design and operation, specifically preservation and regeneration of both the environment and communities in which we operate. As we provide creative and inspiring experiences for our guests, we do so in a pioneering fashion that challenges convention. Our core values guide us to do things we believe are good, beautiful and right. For example, we:
We design, build and operate our own resorts. Our properties meet the highest standards in design excellence, building quality, energy conservation and environmental friendliness, offering luxurious comfort and top tier service. Simply put: because we design and build our own resorts, we know how to make the best use of them.
At conception, the purpose of naked Stables was to “return to nature”. For this reason, maintaining the natural environment around the resort was the first priority and was a central theme throughout construction. Examples of solutions we implemented include:
Our water strategy for naked Stables is: Reduce, Reuse, & Treat. As a first mandate, we reduce our overall water demand, thus cropping the problem of consumption at its source. Next, natural features are used to collect and then reuse as much water as possible without having to draw from the local aquifer. As a final stage, outgoing water is treated and then fed back into the resort’s water cycle at the highest standard of quality. Overall, the hotel consumes over 30% less water than a typical hotel, due to the following strategies:
The philosophy behind naked Stables’ energy efficiency is an “energy pyramid”. This concept states that to truly reduce consumption, energy demand must first be reduced before alternative energy sources can be explored. As a final step, offsetting remaining energy use can be considered. The combination of these solutions allows us to achieve energy savings of up to 35% compared to standard buildings. Main strategies utilised include:
The objective for naked Stables was always to be an example of sustainable luxury in nature. This can be seen in the selection of materials used throughout the entire property. All products have been individually chosen for their aesthetic value as well as their environmental impact. Conscious materials selection includes:
As a luxury resort, while interior finishes and decoration are aimed at style and luxury, the maximisation of indoor occupant health and well-being is equally important. A healthy interior space is achieved by: