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Novotel Blackfriars: Sustainability in central London

Novotel Blackfriars: Sustainability in central London

City hotels aren’t always the first properties that spring to mind when you think of sustainability but Arnaud Herrmann, VP Sustainable Development, AccorHotels explains how even in one of the busiest parts of London, good environmental practice can still be a priority. Introduction: Novotel London Blackfriars was a significant opening for AccorHotels serving guests in […]

Hotel hosts food waste brunch for charity

The Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt in Berlin has found a novel way to deal with its food waste – by using it to host a charity brunch. The hotel which is renowned for its environmentally friendly operations and is the only hotel in Germany to offer only conference packages which are fully carbon neutral, has […]

Talking Point: ESG reporting in travel & tourism

Last month we looked at how – and why – to communicate your sustainability programmes to your guests and other stakeholders. Here, Olivia Ruggles-Brise, Director of Policy and Research at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) explains why they’ve produced guidance on Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting, to help make that easier. Travel & […]

Ground-breaking study allows hotels to ensure positive impacts at destinations

A report out today demonstrates how hotels can work to ensure a net positive impact in tourism destinations as well as helping them to include social, cultural, environmental and economic impacts in decision-making for destinations in which they are seeking to develop. The Travel Foundation, with PwC, has published the results of probably the most […]

Starwood makes strong progress on sustainability goals

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced its progress to date on its 30/20 by 20 environmental goals. The global hotel company says it has reduced energy use by 12.08%, carbon emissions by 16.07% and water use by 17.26% across all its owned, managed and franchised properties from 2008 through 2014. Starwood’s environmental goals were launched […]

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle: a unique passive house hotel

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna was the winner of the Green Hotelier Award 2015 in Europe. Here hotel director Claudia Plot talks us through their programmes for energy, waste, water and community outreach. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? Where are you now? Following green practices was always […]