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Sustainable initiatives: Element Lexington, Massachusetts

Sustainable initiatives: Element Lexington, Massachusetts

This week Green Hotelier talks to Christopher Hartzell, General Manager of Element Lexington, which is the first property in Starwood’s eco-orientated Element hotel chain. Starwood’s Element Hotels is the first major hotel brand to mandate that all hotels pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Thanks to thoughtful […]

Park Plaza Cardiff embraces green spaces

Over the last few months two brilliant initiatives have enabled the Park Plaza hotel in Greyfriars Road, Cardiff to maximise the hotel’s green and sustainable spaces, creating a more pleasant experience for guests and giving something back to the local community. Firstly, the new riverside herb garden at the hotel is flourishing, providing fresher flavours […]

Responsible Tourism Forum in China

The second PATA China Responsible Tourism & China-ASEAN Tourism Development Forum concluded in Shanghai November 16 with 152 participants, up from 130 who attended the first forum on December 16, 2011. Run in partnership with the ASEAN-China Centre and with the support and endorsement of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), the forum operated under the […]

Starhotel E.c.ho. wins Sustainability Award

International hotel design was celebrated in London last night, when nine of Europe’s notable hotels claimed top honours at the prestigious European Hotel Design Awards. This international celebration acknowledges the passion and vision of the architects, designers and developers of Europe’s most recently completed and outstanding hotel projects. BBC World News’ presenter, Mishal Husain hosted […]

Sustainability at The Sleep Event

The Sleep Event returns to London next week for the 8th year running, bringing with it hundreds of owners, managers, suppliers and designers from the world of luxury hotel design. Every year the number of eco related exhibitors grows, proving how entrenched sustainable practice is becoming. Between the evening of Tuesday 20th November and Thursday […]

Sustainability reporting shows positive trends

Scott Parisi, founder of EcoGreenHotel, a firm that develops energy and sustainability projects for commercial buildings with a large focus on the hospitality sector, sums up sustainability reports from some of the leading hotel companies. Several of the major hospitality brands have recently released reports detailing the results of strategies implemented over the past few years […]

Nearly 2,500 Fairfield Inn & Suites associates give back to communities

Fairfield volunteers with Habitat for Humanity International head into their local communities to help neighbours in need. More than 200 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotels extend their hospitality this fall by providing families with a fresh start. In its 17th year of supporting Habitat for Humanity International, Fairfield celebrates its silver anniversary by […]

IHG’s Shelter in a Storm programme swings into action

IHG’s Shelter in a Storm programme offers vital support and relief post Hurricane Sandy For the second year in a row, IHG hotels on the East coast have been hit by a natural disaster. The last few days have been undoubtedly tough for everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy and, alongside plenty of others, IHG’s hotels […]

Round up of the World Travel Market 2012

Green Hotelier rounds up some of the best sustainable and responsible travel issues, debates and findings that came out of this year’s World Travel Market (WTM). Wednesday 8th November was World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD), which WTM set up with support from the UNWTO  to deliver the following objectives: help drive change by educating more […]

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