Editor's Choice

Talking Point: Why be a responsible destination?
Talking Point: Why gender equality matters
Earth Hour: Hotels taking part on 28th March
Talking Point: how can hotels in India tackle food waste and child hunger?
Destination: Sustainable tourism in Alleppey, India

Best practice: Song Saa, philanthropic private island

Human Rights: read our Know How Guide
Talking Point: Why engage guests on sustainable travel?
Soap for Hope: ITP members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013.
WTTC: Travel & tourism industry must set the sustainability agenda

Welcome to Green Hotelier

Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with global hotel chains to drive the responsible agenda, Green Hotelier has a serious commitment to delivering accessible, expert and honest content.

Launched in 1996, the original publication was in magazine format and sought to spread the word on leading initiatives within the industry whilst also providing practical advice to hoteliers looking to imitate them. The world has changed a lot since then, and so has Green Hotelier. The website form of the publication was refreshed in July 2012, providing anyone interested in sustainability within the hotel industry with easy-to-navigate, comprehensive and fresh information, practical advice and tools.

Whether a hotelier looking to ‘green’ your property, a responsible tourism student, a sustainability commentator or someone simply looking to keep on top of the latest industry news, we hope you find heaps of helpful information and resources.

Commentary, advice and practical solutions can be browsed thematically or by destination. In our resources section you will find know how articles, tools and publication suggestions. For sustainable best practice browse our interviews with industry leaders and hotel property case studies. And finally, industry news and events will help you keep up to date with all the latest developments.

Siobhan O'Neill
Editor, Green Hotelier

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction

Whitbread is dramatically reducing its carbon footprint in hotels and restaurants using voltage optimisation in over 400 locations. As part of the company’s corporate responsibility programme “Good Together”, Whitbread - with a range of brands including Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater - is committed…

Whitbread targets 30 per cent increase on energy efficiency

Whitbread targets 30 per cent increase on energy efficiency Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group is extending its use of Combined…

Wyndham recognised as trailblazers for sustainability in hotel groups

Wyndham recognised as trailblazers for sustainability in hotel groups With the release for the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index for 2014, Wyndham Worldwide has…

Anvaya Cove leads the way in renewable energy for island resorts

Anvaya Cove leads the way in renewable energy for island resorts Small island nations are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, so several are…

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm is Director, People and Performance Management for Carlson Rezidor. The hotel company has made a commitment to provide greater support to women and one of their measures is the Women in Leadership programme. In our latest Industry Leader interview, Kathrine describes why encouraging…

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance Ronald Sanabria, leads the Rainforest Alliance's sustainable tourism programme, representing them at multiple forums including…

Angela Brav

Angela Brav Angela Brav is Chief Executive for Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Angela joined IHG…

Nakul Anand

Nakul Anand Mr. Nakul Anand is Executive Director of ITC ltd., and in charge of the company’s…

Farnham launch Repair Café to encourage upcycling

Farnham launch Repair Café to encourage upcycling

The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has collaborated with Transition Town Farnham to launch a new repair café in Farnham, Surrey. The café aims to reduce waste and extend the life of products, breaking the cycle of “use,…

Sofitel So Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste

Sofitel So Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste A luxury hotel – the Sofitel So Bangkok – has changed working methods and made…

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013 Amenities are becoming an increasingly debated topic in hotels around the globe and we’ve been…

Talking Point: WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson urges hoteliers to monitor food waste

Talking Point: WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson urges hoteliers to monitor food waste For our final Talking Point article for this month, we talk to WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson, who urges…

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia

Arnfinn Oines, Corporate Conscience for Soneva Resorts, talks to us about what he sees as some of the main sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia. What do you do when there are no proper municipal waste facilities or public water available? For Soneva, this was the reality…

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork NH Hotel Group has unveiled the successful results of its ongoing Cork2Cork recycling scheme. Cork2Cork…

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future An unusual design was selected by judges at the European Hotel Design Awards for the…

Argyll Hotel’s sustainability efforts engages guests & locals

Argyll Hotel’s sustainability efforts engages guests & locals As part of this month's Talking Point on Engaging Guests, Rachel Mason from Triodos Bank…

WWF provide an introduction to water stewardship

WWF provide an introduction to water stewardship

Claire Bramley from WWF recently attended International Tourism Partnership's stakeholder dialogue day on water and the hotel industry. On the back of those discussions Claire has provided this introduction to water stewardship for hotels. Last month I was at the World Travel Market with International Tourism…

Quantify water risk for free with new Water Risk Monetizer tool

Quantify water risk for free with new Water Risk Monetizer tool Just in time for ITP's stakeholder dialogue about water and the hotel industry at the…

International Tourism Partnership leads industry first stakeholder dialogue event

International Tourism Partnership leads industry first stakeholder dialogue event International Tourism Partnership brings hotel industry leaders and stakeholders together to discuss Labour Standards and…

ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge

ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge Last week the Department of Environmental Protection honoured participants in New York City’s Hotel Water…