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Whitbread solar milestone boosts Good Together energy targets

Whitbread solar milestone boosts Good Together energy targets

Eighty eight Premier Inns throughout the UK now boast Solar Photovoltaic panels on their roofs. Covering 12% of the estate to date, the Solar PVs are expected to generate approximately 10% of each site’s energy, considerably reducing carbon consumption and saving 6132 tonnes of CO2 each year. Collectively the panels should produce over 1,326,000kWh of […]

Talking Point: Where does water sit in the battle between CSR and profit?

It’s World Water Day tomorrow. In this Talking Point, Stephen Charles, Managing Director of Vivreau argues that for many hoteliers, reducing carbon footprint is a big part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plans, but maintaining profitability will always come first. How can they create a balance? The smart hotelier has figured out that being […]

Greenhouse gas emissions from refrigerants – information for hotels

The leakage of refrigerant gas is a small but significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, because of the high Global Warming Potential (GWP) of most of these gases. In hotels, refrigerants are involved in a wide range of end-uses: refrigeration in kitchens and individual guest rooms, cold rooms, ice machines, chillers and unitary air conditioning […]

Starwood properties help guests celebrate Earth Hour

Guests at Starwood Hotels and Resorts around the world will be treated to some great experiences this weekend to help them celebrate Earth Hour. Earth Hour is marked around the world on Saturday 19th March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time. Organised by WWF, Earth Hour asks people and businesses to turn their lights off […]

Age is no barrier to happiness and success at Heart of the Lakes

Green Hotelier recently discussed issues of social equality and inclusion in the hospitality industry. In this Talking Point, Heart of the Lakes owner Sue Jackson talks about why it’s important to them to create opportunities and value staff no matter what their age. With working lives being extended, as life expectancy rises and public health […]

London Heathrow Marriott celebrating Earth Hour

The London Heathrow Marriott are getting ready to hold their annual ‘glow show’ event for Earth Hour on Saturday 19th March. Earth Hour, organised by WWF, invites people and businesses to turn their lights off for an hour to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprints to raise awareness of climate change. In the UK last […]

Rezidor leading on ethics and environment

The Rezidor Hotel Group has been named as the World’s Most Ethical hotel Company, while many of its properties in Asia are creating huge environmental gains. The group, part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has been recognised as the leading hotel company by the Ethisphere Institute in its list of the 2016 list of […]

Hotels support Disabled Access Day

Travellers with disabilities are being encouraged to get out and stay somewhere new on Disabled Access Day this weekend. Saturday 12 March is Disabled Access Day, a nationwide event to inspire disabled people to visit somewhere with friends and/or family. The campaign encourages this visit to be somewhere that they’ve never been before whether this […]

IHG release 2015 Responsible Business report

IHG InterContinental Hotels Group has released its 2015 Responsible Business report revealing its activities and achievements for last year across its sustainability platforms. The company opens the report saying that its commitment to operating the business responsibly underpins their entire strategy. They say, “We bring this commitment to life through our culture and by embedding […]

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