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HICAP Sustainable Award winners announced

HICAP Sustainable Award winners announced

Burba Hotel Network, Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events, co-hosts and organizers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), yesterday announced the winners for the HICAP 2012 Sustainable Hotel Awards. The 23rd annual HICAP will be held 10-12 October 2012, at the InterContinental Hong Kong. Winners of the HICAP 2012 Sustainable Hotel Awards […]

Starwood opens the first Element hotel in Europe

Starwood is to open a new-build Element hotel at Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt`s new city district near the airport. Scheduled to open in 2014, Element Frankfurt Airport marks the much-anticipated European debut of the trailblazing eco-wise brand.  The hotel will be located in a newly developed business district at the doorstep of Europe’s third busiest air […]

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day (WTD) this year is being held under the theme Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development. Official celebrations will take place tomorrow in Maspalomas, Spain and you can download the full schedule here or follow the story on twitter at #WTD2012. This year’s theme aims to highlight tourism’s role in a brighter […]

Engaging staff: London Heathrow Marriott

Earlier this year the London Heathrow Marriott received a Gold Award from the Green Tourism for London Scheme. Last week, Green Hotelier went to speak to General Manager, Ron Vos, to find out about all the initiatives they’ve implemented in the last 18 months and what impact they have had. Besides from the economic savings, […]

Hilton reveals 2011 LightStay Results and reports more than $147 million in savings

Earlier in the week, Hilton Worldwide announced the 2011 results of LightStay, the company’s proprietary sustainability measurement system. Overall, the program has been a success with more than $147 million in cumulative savings from efficiency projected for hotels reporting through LightStay. Additionally, Hilton Worldwide has achieved its five-year goal to reduce total waste output by […]

Green Hotelier’s Green Building Case Studies

Green Building Week has been a great opportunity to reflect on how far the world of sustainable buildings and design has come in the last decade. Whilst washing less towels and throwing things in the right bin remains important, the sector has moved on to bigger picture sustainable initiatives. Design, engineering and construction in the […]

Wyndham Worldwide achieves 5% carbon footprint reduction

The second annual Sustainability Report from the hotel group highlights continued carbon reduction measured by their custom eco-software program tracking energy efficiency across the company’s owned and managed properties International Tourism Partnership member Wyndham Worldwide today announced a 5% reduction in its carbon footprint over 2010, based on energy per square foot. As one of […]

New sustainability study from Cornell examines biggest and smallest components of a hotel’s carbon footprint

Determining Materiality in Hotel Carbon Footprinting: What Counts and What Does Not In response to stakeholder and customer requests, hotel companies are developing mechanisms to communicate to guests their “carbon footprint”, or the quantifiable environmental impact of their operations. The industry is seeking common guidance on how calculations can be performed uniformly. A new report […]

Best practice: Hotel Andaluz, New Mexico

In honor of the recent Sustainable Building Award from New Mexico Business Weekly, the only historic LEED Gold Certified hotel in the Southwest of America, Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, tells Green Hotelier about the top ten ways the hotel’s rooms are among the greenest in America. We chatted to Darin Sands, the LEED AP who […]

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