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Green Hotelier’s 2012 Round Up

Green Hotelier’s 2012 Round Up

It’s been a busy year for Green Hotelier with new a website, heaps of green hotel news, innovative sustainable initiatives and best practice case studies. Before the year draws to a close, here’s a quick run through of some 2012 highlights: Green Hotelier gets a new home! In July 2012 we launched the brand new […]

Element Hotels Installs Pedal-Powered Charging Stations

In an earth-friendly take on ‘charge as you go’, guests at all 10 Element Hotels can power up their personal electronics with a stationary bike workout in the hotel’s fitness centers Talk about a power-building workout:  Guests of Element Hotels  can now pedal their way to a fully charged tablet or smart phone. First announced […]

YCI India pilot completed with a 100% success rate

The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) in Mumbai concluded at the end of November with 35 young people graduating from the programme. 31 students have been offered a job, three are attending job interviews this week and one student has gone back to studying. This 100% success rate is particularly impressive considering it is the result […]

Swissôtel publishes first Sustainability Report

As part of its commitment to sustainable development, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has released its first public sustainability report. This report has been produced to inform the global hotel group’s guests and stakeholders about the long-term strategy, goals, initiatives and performance relating to sustainability activities across the group. Over the past couple of years the […]

Eric Ricaurte

Green Hotelier talks with hotel sustainability consultant and academic Eric Ricaurte. Earlier this year the International Tourism Partnership’s Head of Programmes, Fran Hughes, attended the Cornell Sustainability Roundtable. Participants, including academics, consultants and global hotel companies, addressed current issues in sustainability reporting, benchmarking, the supply chain, and customer sustainability perceptions, as well as innovations in […]

Hotels highlight role in delivering Youth Career Initiative

Member companies of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) are increasingly highlighting Youth Career Initiative (YCI) activities in their respective corporate social responsibility reports. YCI, a programme of ITP, is a six-month education programme that provides disadvantaged young people with life and work skills. The purpose is to empower young participants to make informed career choices […]

Green Hotel Shower Solutions

Whilst consumer expectations around luxury bathrooms have changed, so has their environmental awareness Consumer awareness of environmental issues has evolved, leaving hotel owners with a challenge.  How can they offer an unrivalled bathroom experience, whilst reassuring guests that they are sensitive to environmental issues? This is a challenging position, complicated further by the gradually increasing […]

NH Hoteles launches ‘Christmas for Everyone’

NH Hoteles has announced the launch of its Christmas for Everyone campaign. This global solidarity project is part of NH Hoteles’ Social Action Up! for the People initiatives, which this year involves both customers and employees to help the most vulnerable specially at Christmas time. All the company’s employees will be involved voluntarily, collecting and […]

International Tourism Partnership turns 20!

Stephen Farrant, Director of International Tourism Partnership reflects back on 20 years of ITP leading the sustainable and responsible agenda in the hotel industry It was in the wake of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the original Rio Earth Summit) that the International Hotels Environment Initiative, now known as the International […]

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