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Hilton funds innovative social action solutions

Hilton funds innovative social action solutions

Hilton Worldwide has funded a range of local solutions to environmental and social issues around the world. In May the hotel group awarded more than $320,000 (USD) to 117 recipients of its 2016 Travel with Purpose Action Grants. Grants are awarded to Hilton properties and corporate offices that submit the most creative ideas to drive […]

Talking Point: Hotels shouldn’t roll over on mattress recycling

In today’s Talking Point, Nick Oettinger of The Furniture Recycling Group says hotels have an obligation to re-use or recycle bulky waste and the circular economy model offers an alternative to landfill. It can often be a difficult task for hotels to remove, transport and dispose of mattresses, and figures in the UK show that […]

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels

A new partnership between Carlson Rezidor and IFC aims to design and build greener hotels and other buildings. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced a partnership with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group that focuses on private sector development, with the aim of promoting the design and construction of green buildings in emerging […]

Inspira Santa Marta: dedicated to sustainability

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel was named Highly Commended in Europe in our 2016 Green Hotelier Awards. The property opened its doors for the first time in 2010 and even before it opened assumed a commitment: offering guests different and unique experiences and premium services, whilst respecting the environment, raising awareness of social responsibility issues and […]

Be part of the Green Lodging Survey

Green lodging establishments around the world are being urged to participate in a free global survey. The Green Lodging Survey hopes to capture the data of tens of thousands of green lodging establishments around the world and become the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyse green innovation, best practices, and awareness of the […]

Hotels in China must be more sustainable, says report

A report comparing hotels’ environmental footprints has found that China’s hospitality sector urgently needs to address its sustainability. China is in the middle of the world’s largest programme of new hotel construction. Despite a marginally slowing growth rate, the country’s hotel development continues at a pace that would see at least three new 150+ room […]

Hotels act on World Oceans Day

Hotels are showcasing their sustainable fish policies to highlight positive actions on World Oceans Day. Relais & Châteaux are raising awareness of the need to protect our oceans with chefs offering sustainable seafood menus, consisting of sustainable fish products selected in accordance with SeaWeb Europe’s recommendations. The association of 540 hotels and restaurants around the […]

Protecting children in tourism: a persistent problem

Hotels are at constant risk from the threat of human trafficking and frequently that can include the sexual exploitation of men, women and children in hotel rooms. A report by ECPAT with input from UNICEF has revealed the particular risk to children whether trafficked or otherwise. Here Samah Abbasi outlines the findings of the report […]

What’s the case for solar powered hotels?

As the rise of renewable energy sees more of the planet’s power each month being produced sustainably, Alan Russo of REC Solar asks whether adding photovoltaic panels to your property can help reduce your energy bill. In the US, total solar installations hit the one million mark in February. Total industry growth is projected to […]

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