Universal Beach hotels
Dreaming of the sea. Waking up to the sea. Experiencing the sea. Our mission is to give you a taste of the life in the Mediterranean.
Rooted in tradition but with new and exciting ideas. Welcome to a sustainable holiday experience.
We are Universal Mallorca Ferien
Our company is structured in two divisions: a tour operator and a hotel company. As specialists in this Balearic island, Universal Mallorca Ferien offers a full and varied holiday experience.
Our values set us apart from the rest: reliability, proficient service in the destination and a unique system that enables you to select your room number during the booking process. At the helm of the company is Philippe C. Erhart, the founder’s son.
We are Universal Beach Hotels
The company’s Spanish branch operates 15 hotels on Mallorca in prime seafront locations, offering a total of 4,000 beds. More than 700 employees share our commitment to providing our guests with effective and friendly service.
Decades of experience and a family atmosphere go hand-in-hand with innovation. Under the leadership of Yannik Erhart, the founder’s grandson, the hotels are constantly modernised, in keeping with their hallmark style.
This is what Universal Beach Hotels stands for
Our hotels combine the Mediterranean way of life with Swiss quality at value for money prices. Mallorca’s location is the perfect mix of a southern atmosphere and European standards of safety and infrastructures.
We have a strong sense of responsibility towards our guests, the community and the environment. For us, Mallorca is more than ‘just’ an attractive tourist destination. We are committed to conserving precisely those things that holidaymakers and residents alike love about the island.
Strong roots: it all began in Switzerland in 1947
The company’s Swiss founder discovered the island during his honeymoon in 1949. Alfred Erhart (1918-1998) was quick to identify its potential in comparison with other destinations, and opted to focus on air tours to Mallorca.
Complaints about the standard of accommodation led this pioneer of the tourism industry to build his own hotels. The opening of the Aquamarin in Sant Elm in 1963 marked the start of a success story based on simple principles: prime locations and outstanding quality.
Responsibility: a core value
The Erhart family has held close ties with Mallorca for decades. The company’s founder was quick to see beyond the island’s paradisiacal beaches and identify its many values. An awareness that lies at the heart of this business.
It is therefore only natural that Universal Beach Hotels carries out a wide range of far-reaching actions to protect the environment, ensure sustainability and underpin its commitment to the community.
The Sant Elm Project: Contributing to nature conservation
A clear example is our support for the CleanWave Foundation’s MedGardens project on the south-west coast. We sponsor the regeneration of an underwater forest off the coast of Sant Elm. Working for nature and our guests.
Found in shallow coastal waters, Posidonia Oceanica provides shelter for marine animals, captures CO2, prevents erosion and helps to keep the water clean. Human impact has damaged the meadows.
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We avoid single-use plastics
We systematically analyse where we can reduce or recycle plastic. Our challenge is to balance the resulting measures with our promise of comfort to our guests.
Communicating our actions is a way of getting the guests involved. For instance, simply by eliminating disposable packaging, each year we save 51,700 shower gel bottles, 123,000 jam sachets and more than 200,000 plastic bottles.
Respect for resources
The simplest option would be to bombard our guests with messages about the need to save resources. But that’s too easy. We are looking into the full range of ways of reducing water and energy consumption without affecting the holiday experience.
The most efficient methods include smart irrigation systems for the gardens, domestic water treatment, the installation of energy saving systems and of course, generating our own clean electricity.
All about people
All our efforts are people-centric: we focus on the guests, our team and our partners. We understand ‘sustainability’ in its broadest sense, including the island’s social and economic wellbeing.
We therefore work hard to establish long-term relations based on trust. Our Mallorcan roots and vision as a family company enable us to combine business success with a positive role for our environment.