Editor's Choice

Premier Inn rebrands as Premier Out in support of diversity and the Rainbow Laces campaign.
World Water Week: ITP members do their bit.
WTTC: Travel & tourism industry must set the sustainability agenda
UK first: Sustainable energy via a fish-friendly Archimedes screw
Best practice - The Traddock: building a sustainable community.

News: TripAdvisor GreenLeaders launches in Europe

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Can you reduce energy but still deliver a luxury service?
News: ITP member Carlson Rezidor announces 2013 Sustainability Report
Best Practice: Inkaterra, 38 years of sustainable tourism
Green Hotelier Talking Point: What's your supply chain deforestation risk?
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Educating guests = more sustainable tourism.

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

Hintlesham Hall saves 30% on electricity

Hintlesham Hall saves 30% on electricity

All hoteliers know that making the switch to LED lights can save on their electricity bills, but would you imagine you could reduce your usage by 30%? Grade I-listed Elizabethan Hintlesham Hall Hotel, a 16th century manor house set in 175 acres of Suffolk countryside…

First ‘fish friendly’ river turbine is installed in UK hotel

First ‘fish friendly’ river turbine is installed in UK hotel Hallidays Hydropower is currently installing an ‘Archimedes Screw’ at the Old Swan & Minster Mill and will…

Marriott International releases 2014 sustainability report

Marriott International releases 2014 sustainability report ITP member company Marriott International has released its 2014 Sustainability Report and revealed the progress…

New tool helps even small hotels measure and reduce energy

New tool helps even small hotels measure and reduce energy All hotels want to reduce their energy and water consumption but not all have the…

Nakul Anand

Nakul Anand

Mr. Nakul Anand is Executive Director of ITC ltd., and in charge of the company’s hospitality businesses. ITC Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains in India with over 90 hotels in more than 70 destinations. Symbolised by its ‘Namaste’ logo, ITC Hotels integrated…

Debra Patterson

Debra Patterson As we reported in December, The Savoy London – part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts…

Chris George

Chris George Chris George, Head of Energy & Environment for Whitbread hotels and restaurants has been driving…

Eric Ricaurte

Eric Ricaurte Green Hotelier talks with hotel sustainability consultant and academic Eric Ricaurte. Earlier this year the…

Soneva Fushi recycles 81% of solid waste

Soneva Fushi recycles 81% of solid waste

Through extensive recycling efforts Soneva Fushi is able to recycle over 81% of its solid waste. How does the luxury resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean do this in a country with almost no municipal waste facilities? We spoke to Arnfinn Oines, Social…

Ibis making plans in green ink with Eco-Pen

Ibis making plans in green ink with Eco-Pen After they became the first hotel in Singapore to implement PLANET 21, the ibis Singapore…

Hilton WorldWide Commit to RePurpose Waste Across 90 Countries

Hilton WorldWide Commit to RePurpose Waste Across 90 Countries Hilton Worldwide have announced their commitment to RePurpose waste over 90 countries at the Ninth Annual…

‘We’re proud of our staff’ say Seattle Hilton as they claim Silver Green Seal certification

‘We’re proud of our staff’ say Seattle Hilton as they claim Silver Green Seal certification The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport and the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center have…

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 explains how sustainability generates repeat business and local support for Argyll Hotel. When Wendy and Rob MacManaway and Katy and Dafydd Russon took over at the Argyll Hotel on Iona…

Green Air Hotel to solve China’s indoor pollution crisis

Green Air Hotel to solve China’s indoor pollution crisis Lip Chiong’s Green Air Hotel concept won the top prize at this year’s Radical Innovation awards in…

Interview with IHG’s Hakan Ozkasikci – Guest Speaker at IPD MEA Summit

Interview with IHG’s Hakan Ozkasikci – Guest Speaker at IPD MEA Summit Starting Sunday is Infrastructure & Property Development MEA Summit on 18-19 May, 2014 at the…

Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb

Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb   Reopened in March 2013 after an extensive refurbishment, the iconic El Encanto hotel in…

ITP members in World Water Week

ITP members in World Water Week

The 24th annual World Water Week has been taking place in Stockholm this week and ITP members have been doing their bit to reduce their environmental impacts. Global leaders have gathered in Stockholm and are urging energy and water communities to work together to battle…

What are you doing to stop the global water crisis?

What are you doing to stop the global water crisis? Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Today over one billion people don’t have access to clean and…

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge? Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Water as a resource is increasingly under stress. In the…

Carlson Rezidor implements a Water Task Force

Carlson Rezidor implements a Water Task Force ITP member Carlson Rezidor has created a Water Task Force to help minimise water use…