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Radisson Blu guests help save water and lives

Radisson Blu guests help save water and lives

Hotel company Radisson Blu have launched their Blu Planet towel re-use programme, which asks guests to consider re-using their towels during their stay in exchange for a donation to international water company Just a Drop. Radisson Blu signed a partnership agreement with Just a Drop that will ensure they provide a lifetime’s supply of fresh […]

How European hotels raise the sustainability bar

A surprising number of hotels in Europe entered the 2015 Green Hotelier Awards and many stood out for their commitment to sustainability, with the Boutique Hotel Stadthalle leading the field. When Green Hotelier announced the launch of our awards in February, and opened them up for the first time to properties around the world, we […]

Green Hotelier Awards 2015 Winners Announced

Green Hotelier is delighted to announce the winners of their worldwide 2015 Green Hotel Awards, in time for Earth Day and Responsible Business Week. With applications from hotels throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Americas, picking four winners was an incredibly difficult task. Applicants ranged from small eco lodges surrounded by […]

Radisson Blu marks Earth Day with Just a Drop partnership

Radisson Blu hotels are celebrating their new partnership with the international water aid charity by holding three days of activity, starting on Earth Day, this Wednesday 22nd April. Aiming to raise awareness of the millions of people around the world that do not have access to safe drinking water, Radisson Blu hotels will hold Walk […]

Marriott pledges 20,000 career opportunities for Europe’s unemployed youth

Marriott has announced it has set the ambitious target of creating 20,000 career opportunities for unemployed and disadvantaged young people aged 16-25 across Europe by 2020. Since 2012, working with charities across Europe including the Prince’s Trust and SOS Children’s Villages, Marriott Europe has provided around 4,000 apprenticeships, placements and training and development courses to […]

WTTC announces 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Award winners

Green Hotelier was delighted to be at this years’ Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, and we were overwhelmed by the standard of the finalists. The Awards, which were held as part of the WTTC 15th Global Summit showcase and celebrate sustainable tourism businesses and destinations around the world.  The judging process, where experts visit each of the 15 finalists, is […]

Talking Point: What does the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme mean for hotels?

To unpick how hotels should respond to the UK government’s requirement that all ‘large undertakings’ carry out energy audits before Dec 2015, we spoke to Lesley Treacy Associate Partner at Greengage Environmental LLP The government’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is one that requires all “large undertakings” to carry out a programme of energy audits […]

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma has been part of Marriott’s global corporate social responsibility team since 2005. She began her 19-year career with Marriott at the Vienna Marriott Hotel, London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square and the Worldwide Reservation Centre London in operations, reservations and training […]

Starwood luxury resort gets a 2000 solar panel boost

The Phoenician, a Starwood Luxury Collection resort in Arizona has added around 2,000 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to provide a renewable energy boost to its power needs. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in partnership with NRG Energy, Inc through its wholly-owned subsidiary NRG Renew, unveiled its first project to integrate clean sustainable energy at The […]

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