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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

Webinar tackles energy waste in the kitchen

Webinar tackles energy waste in the kitchen

An initiative from the Carbon Trust and the Soil Association will help hotels reduce their energy in the kitchen. Energy costs account for nearly a quarter of overheads in the restaurant and catering industry, and it is estimated that 18% of the food purchased by…

Talking Point: Can the ‘internet of things’ help hotels be sustainable?

Talking Point: Can the ‘internet of things’ help hotels be sustainable? Ruaraidh Bellew is a Chartered Energy Manager at EP&T Global specialising in the role of…

Swiss resort uses lake water for unique heating and cooling system

Swiss resort uses lake water for unique heating and cooling system A new resort on the edge of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland uses a unique energy…

UK hotels can take an energy audit to improve efficiency

UK hotels can take an energy audit to improve efficiency Hoteliers in the UK are being encouraged to take an energy audit to see if…

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

This month the International Tourism Partnership is holding a stakeholder engagement event with member companies in Asia Pacific to help them hear the concerns of stakeholders in the region and collaborate for solutions and best practice. To highlight how important - and useful - it…

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Hemma Varma, Marriott International Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma…

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor Kathrine Ohm is Director, People and Performance Management for Carlson Rezidor. The hotel company has…

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

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

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Plastic is a big issue right now and loads of consumer-facing businesses are seeking ways to reduce their reliance on single use plastics. In today’s Talking Point, Olivia O’Sullivan, manager of the UK’s greenest hotel shares her top five tips for hoteliers looking to cut…

American Hotel & Lodging Association partners with WWF to tackle food waste

American Hotel & Lodging Association partners with WWF to tackle food waste The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has partnered with WWF and The Rockefeller Foundation…

Week-long campaign tackles food waste

Week-long campaign tackles food waste A food waste campaign run in Wales run in co-ordination with the British Hospitality Association…

Plate2Planet event boosts big sustainability commitments

Plate2Planet event boosts big sustainability commitments A sustainability summit for hospitality professionals saw them make big commitments to changing the way…

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Plastic is a big issue right now and loads of consumer-facing businesses are seeking ways to reduce their reliance on single use plastics. In today’s Talking Point, Olivia O’Sullivan, manager of the UK’s greenest hotel shares her top five tips for hoteliers looking to cut…

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels A new partnership between Carlson Rezidor and IFC aims to design and build greener hotels…

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…

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…

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water?

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water?

It's not uncommon for hotels - especially on islands - to have their own off-grid energy to protect their business and reduce costs and carbon footprint, but could going off-grid do the same for a hotel's water footprint? In this Talking Point Ilan Wilf, Global…

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon…

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water Julien Goalabre of the Bali Water Protection Programme says the paradise island's water resources are…

How can hotels’ water conservation help the Global Goals?

How can hotels’ water conservation help the Global Goals? As World Water Week comes to an end, experts have discussed a number of issues…