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Kempinski manages sustainability through KREEN

Kempinski manages sustainability through KREEN

KREEN, the short form of Kempinski Renewable Energy, is a consulting and project management company whose purpose is to provide renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) solutions to Kempinski’s worldwide hotel portfolio. Founded in 2011 as a joint venture between Kempinksi Hotels SA, Stadtwerke Mainz AG and Marshfield Energy Switzerland Ltd, KREEN consists of […]

European Hospitality Awards recognises environmentally friendly hotels

The Green Hotel Award recognises a hotel that maximises environmental operations within the hotel and efficient and innovative use of energy consumption. This category is open to all hotels making big steps in this area and in 2010 this prestigious award went to The Scarlet hotel in Cornwall UK with the following awards in 2011 […]

Hilton & Sundance announce winners of Lightstay Sustainability Award

Hilton Worldwide and Sundance Institute have announced the winning documentaries of the second annual Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award program. Selected by the Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund with Hilton Worldwide, the feature film Revolutionary Optimists will receive $22,500, as will the in-process category winner, Hungry; Studio H will receive $15,000 for honorable mention; […]

15 MGM Resorts awarded Green Key Global eco-ratings

Fifteen resorts operated by MGM Resorts International have achieved Green Key ratings for environmental conservation. The accomplishment peaks MGM Resorts’ previous achievement of 12 properties designated with “Green Key” honors. Since a previous assessment in 2010, Bellagio has risen in rank from “4 Green Keys” to “5 Green Keys” by updating energy efficient equipment and […]

MGM named finalist in PR News’ CSR Awards

MGM Resorts International has been named a finalist for PR News’ CSR Awards, in the category of Overall Leader in CSR Practices. MGM Resorts is the only company in the gaming industry and the only company headquartered in Nevada to be named a finalist for PR News’ CSR Awards. Other finalists in its award category include […]

Summary of Accor’s Planet 21 initiative

In 2010 Accor hotels launched their sustainability scheme called ‘Planet 21’, setting up ambitious sustainability targets for 2015. With 40,000 new rooms created each year, Accor hope to combine development with growth that will serve the environment and local communities. They’ll do this by involving all its hotels and their customers in a new sustainable […]

Book Different lists green certified hotels

Green Globe Certification announces collaboration with Book Different, the first hotel booking website indicating which of the hotels featured on their site are eco-labeled. Book Different presents more than 245,000 hotels worldwide, and as of today millions of travelers, readers and consumers will be able to quickly track down accommodation with Green Globe certified sustainability […]

Finalists announced for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2013

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the twelve finalists for its 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards The Awards are one of the highest accolades in the global Travel & Tourism industry, recognising sustainable tourism best practices in businesses and destinations worldwide. Award applications were received this year from 46 countries, representing all […]

Hostels in UK set to get green investment

Youth Hostel Association in the UK is to invest in world famous Black Sail Youth Hostel to create a financially and environmentally sustainable hostel The  much-loved Youth Hostel, YHA Black Sail in Ennerdale, Cumbria, is to undergo a £260,000 refurbishment, thanks to generous donations from YHA members, which will secure its future and enable it […]

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