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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

LUX offsetting guest stays through solar power project

LUX offsetting guest stays through solar power project

LUX* Resorts & Hotels is offsetting the carbon footprint of some guests’ stays by funding a solar PV field in Mauritius through its Tread Lightly programme. The company has stepped up its Tread Lightly programme to ensure the greenhouse gas impact of its participating guests’…

Meliá Hotels 100% renewable energy in Italy

Meliá Hotels 100% renewable energy in Italy Meliá Hotels has announced that all its hotels in Italy are now powered by renewable…

Hotels in China must be more sustainable, says report

Hotels in China must be more sustainable, says report A report comparing hotels’ environmental footprints has found that China’s hospitality sector urgently needs to…

Whitbread solar milestone boosts Good Together energy targets

Whitbread solar milestone boosts Good Together energy targets Eighty eight Premier Inns throughout the UK now boast Solar Photovoltaic panels on their roofs.…

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…

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water to good use for the local ecosystem. Way back in the 1980s, Serena Hotels built a lagoon consisting of six chambers at their Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. The Lodge is…

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business

Talking Point: Hoteliers have a waste solution that’s good for the environment and good for business Hotels looking to create less waste can consider their house water bottles says Ian Baragwanath…

Talking Point: Hoteliers should avoid piling on the pounds of food waste this Christmas

Talking Point: Hoteliers should avoid piling on the pounds of food waste this Christmas In our festive Talking Point, Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director of Lightblue Environmental Consulting looks at why…

Hotels can help guests give a little more this Christmas

Hotels can help guests give a little more this Christmas A simple initiative for hotels helps guests donate items to the local community. The Giving…

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 and other buildings. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group that focuses on private sector development, with the aim of…

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…

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…

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water to good use for the local ecosystem. Way back in the 1980s, Serena Hotels built a lagoon consisting of six chambers at their Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. The Lodge is…

Leading hotels collaborate to drive water stewardship

Leading hotels collaborate to drive water stewardship ITP launched the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative - HWMI - during World Water Week 2016…

IHG reconfirms water stewardship commitment for World Water Week

IHG reconfirms water stewardship commitment for World Water Week InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is marking SIWI World Water Week with updates on its water…

Global hotel groups collaborate for industry first on water measurement

Global hotel groups collaborate for industry first on water measurement ITP (International Tourism Partnership) has announced a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of…