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Maldivian resort opens new marine biology centre

Maldivian resort opens new marine biology centre

Maldivian eco-resort Gili Lankanfushi launched an innovative marine biology centre on World Oceans Day. Gili Veshi, which translates as ‘Gili Environment’ in the local Dhivehi language, will become the island’s primary marine research facility and the central hub for all sustainability and conservation issues, as well as offering a host of new guest experiences. The […]

Student Hotel group commits to 20% water saving in European cities

The Student Hotel group is committing to save 20% water in European cities through a research partnership which sees it become a ‘living lab’. Via a landmark public-private partnership with Wageningen University (WUR), Sapienza University and start-up, Amphiro, the innovative initiative, which began in Rome, Italy, responds to water shortage challenges in major cities. It aims […]

Hilton Tapestry hotel launches youth community programme

Hotel Skyler in Syracuse New York has launched a partnership with Youth Service America as it becomes part of the Hilton Tapestry brand. The property, which Green Hotelier visited in 2014 is an eclectic, 58-room University Hill hotel and was the city’s first to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and […]

New focus for WTM Responsible Tourism Awards

Hotels around the world are being encouraged to enter the 2017 World Tourism Market (WTM) Responsible Tourism Awards which this year have a new focus. In a shift from previous years’ World Responsible Tourism Awards, this year the WTM Awards are focused on tourism’s contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG’s. Handing on […]

Why should hotels invest in efficient properties?

There’s a need in hotel construction for a move to more efficient buildings – particularly in hotter regions where HVAC energy demands can be high, but need to be reduced. Simple but clever design features can make this easier, saving precious resources and reducing carbon footprint. On the 14th June, Bench Events & AES Conferences […]

Marriott International working to prevent LGBTQ youth homelessness

Marriott is partnering with key figures and organisations to raise awareness and funds for homeless young LGBTQ people, including creating a fellowship. In the United States, nearly 4 in 10 American youths experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and the number is rising. Marriott International is working with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor […]

Radisson Blu Marseille wins annual Think Planet award

The Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille is this year’s winner of Carlson Rezidor’s Think Planet Award. The hotel was recognised for its exemplary commitment to energy and water savings. The annual Think Planet award is open to all 480 Carlson Rezidor hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and recognises the hotel that makes the biggest […]

Corinthia Hotels supporting World Environment Day

World Environment Day, the biggest annual event for positive environmental action, is a campaign close to the heart of Corinthia Hotels. Corinthia’s environmental sustainability is championed through its Premier Partnership with international water-aid charity Just A Drop. Over the last three years Corinthia has brought life-changing clean water to a total of 43,325 children and […]

Scottish resort’s green recycling commitment brings Gold

In time for World Environment Day, Crieff Hydro’s commitment to sustainability has been rewarded with a Gold Green Tourism award in recognition of a series of planet-friendly initiatives. The 900-acre Perthshire resort won Gold after a recent inspection found that their sustainable activities met 80% of the Green Tourism criteria. The resort, which includes more […]

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