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Hilton employees have a month of serving their communities

Hilton employees have a month of serving their communities

Hilton Worldwide employees have been impacting their local communities around the world during the group’s Global Month of Service. The event is Hilton Worldwide’s global and annual sustainability and responsible tourism drive, when Hilton employees across the world support a wide range of projects, including creating amenity care packages for communities in need, collecting surplus […]

Talking Point: #StayWithPurpose

This month in Green Hotelier we’ve been looking at the many and varied ways that hotels can help to have a net positive impact on their immediate – and wider – communities. In our Talking Point blog Ryan Rosmarin of PlayHard GiveBack says hotels can think outside the box when it comes to making a […]

IHG colleagues raise $200k for Shelter in a Storm

Thousands of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) colleagues from more than 750 hotels and corporate offices across 75 countries took part in this year’s Race Around the World event, raising more than $200,000 for IHG’s disaster relief programme, IHG Shelter In a Storm. The week-long event aims to raise awareness of the Shelter in a Storm […]

Hotels can now benchmark and compare carbon footprints

Hotels can now benchmark and compare their carbon footprints with other properties in their locality thanks to a new free online tool. ITP (the International Tourism Partnership) and Greenview have launched the Hotel Footprinting Tool which allows anyone easy access to the carbon and energy footprint of hotels worldwide. Using data from the annual Cornell […]

Hilton brings Clean the World programme to Europe

Hilton Worldwide has implemented its soap re-use programme in Europe for the first time. Expanding its partnership with Clean the World, the global hotel group and ITP member announced on Global Handwashing Day  that its innovative recycling programme will begin in Europe and support communities in need. The Hilton Paris Opera is the first ever […]

Marriott International making big gains in corporate responsibility

Marriott International has released its 2015 Sustainability Report and is making gains across all sectors of the corporate responsibility agenda, including in its community and diversity programmes. Highlights of the report include: Marriott has 140 LEED Registered and LEED Certified properties and earned over 1600 TripAdvisor GreenLeader badges. Their energy intensity is down 9.4% against […]

Radisson Blu joins fight against child exploitation

Radisson Blu has become the first business in Westminster to pledge its support of a police campaign raising awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in hotels, taxis and other businesses. Operation Makesafe is a joint initiative between the Metropolitan Police and Westminster City Council that aims to train staff to spot the signs of CSE. […]

Hotels offer hope to survivors of human trafficking

Global hotel chains are working to ensure a brighter future for survivors of human trafficking, a new short film reveals. The film ‘Giving Hope to Survivors of Human Trafficking – a short film by YCI’ tells the stories of survivors who are graduating from a six month training programme in hotels around the world, and […]

Wyndham Worldwide six years early on carbon goals

Global hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide has reached its carbon emissions goal six years ahead of schedule. The company, a member of ITP (International Tourism Partnership) and part of the collaborative action that produced HCMI (the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative) achieved a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions (measured on a per square foot basis), well-surpassing […]

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