Editor's Choice

Green Hotelier Talking Point: What are you doing to stop the global water crisis?
Carlson Rezidor implements a Water Task Force
ITP member properties save hundreds of tonnes of CO2 for Earth Hour
Green Hotelier Talking Point: What's the point of a 'green hotel' if your guests don't buy it?
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Fair Trade Tourism
Best Practice: Where luxury meets sustainability in Cape Town.
Cairo children celebrate a successful box appeal
How can hotels engage communities and empower staff?
Green Hotelier Talking Point: What's your supply chain deforestation risk?

Welcome to Green Hotelier

Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with global hotel chains to drive the responsible agenda, Green Hotelier has a serious commitment to delivering accessible, expert and honest content.

Launched in 1996, the original publication was in magazine format and sought to spread the word on leading initiatives within the industry whilst also providing practical advice to hoteliers looking to imitate them. The world has changed a lot since then, and so has Green Hotelier. The website form of the publication was refreshed in July 2012, providing anyone interested in sustainability within the hotel industry with easy-to-navigate, comprehensive and fresh information, practical advice and tools.

Whether a hotelier looking to ‘green’ your property, a responsible tourism student, a sustainability commentator or someone simply looking to keep on top of the latest industry news, we hope you find heaps of helpful information and resources.

Commentary, advice and practical solutions can be browsed thematically or by destination. In our resources section you will find know how articles, tools and publication suggestions. For sustainable best practice browse our interviews with industry leaders and hotel property case studies. And finally, industry news and events will help you keep up to date with all the latest developments.

Siobhan O'Neill
Editor, Green Hotelier

ITP member properties save tonnes of CO2 for Earth Hour

ITP member properties save tonnes of CO2 for Earth Hour

Hundreds of hotels around the world took part in Earth Hour on Saturday March 29th, saving hundreds of tonnes of carbon emissions. ITP member hotels including Wyndham Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Starwood, Park Hyatt, Carlson Rezidor, NH Hoteles, Jumeirah and Kempinski all did their…

Hoteliers getting cosy with biomass offers could be leaving themselves in the cold

Hoteliers getting cosy with biomass offers could be leaving themselves in the cold Green Hotelier Talking Point: Guest Blog Biomass boilers are the current hot topic for hoteliers…

Hilton Concord San Francisco nose ahead in the sustainability competition

Hilton Concord San Francisco nose ahead in the sustainability competition The Hilton Concord San Francisco has invested to implement an array of sustainability initiatives in…

LUX* Resorts Adopt HCMI

LUX* Resorts Adopt HCMI LUX Resorts has adopted the International Tourism Partnership’s Hotel Carbon Management Initiative (HCMI) protocol as…

Debra Patterson

Debra Patterson

As we reported in December, The Savoy London – part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – was recognised many times in 2013 for its efforts in sustainability. As well as being named Green Hotel of the Year at the Hotel Cateys, the hotel was awarded…

Chris George

Chris George Chris George, Head of Energy & Environment for Whitbread hotels and restaurants has been driving…

Eric Ricaurte

Eric Ricaurte Green Hotelier talks with hotel sustainability consultant and academic Eric Ricaurte. Earlier this year the…

Inge Huijbrechts

Inge Huijbrechts Earlier this month Green Hotelier went to meet Inge Huijbrechts, Director of Responsible Business at…

Ibis making plans in green ink with Eco-Pen

Ibis making plans in green ink with Eco-Pen

After they became the first hotel in Singapore to implement PLANET 21, the ibis Singapore on Bencoolen began looking for creative ways to lower their impact on the environment. PLANET 21 is the sustainable development programme of global hotel operator Accor. With PLANET 21, the…

Hilton WorldWide Commit to RePurpose Waste Across 90 Countries

Hilton WorldWide Commit to RePurpose Waste Across 90 Countries Hilton Worldwide have announced their commitment to RePurpose waste over 90 countries at the Ninth Annual…

‘We’re proud of our staff’ say Seattle Hilton as they claim Silver Green Seal certification

‘We’re proud of our staff’ say Seattle Hilton as they claim Silver Green Seal certification The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport and the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center have…

WRAP launches free online tool

WRAP launches free online tool A free, accredited online training tool has been launched by WRAP to help businesses across…

Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb

Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb

  Reopened in March 2013 after an extensive refurbishment, the iconic El Encanto hotel in Santa Barbara, California, reopened after being meticulously restored to capture the location and ambience that endeared it to Santa Barbara locals and visitors alike. The hotel takes maximum advantage of…

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis adopts ‘Proudly Made in America’ for major renovation

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis adopts ‘Proudly Made in America’ for major renovation Hyatt Regency’s local approach saved time and money, and reduced waste and carbon footprint. When…

Zero carbon hotels – fantasy or necessity?

Zero carbon hotels – fantasy or necessity? Professor of Zero Carbon Design at Birmingham University, Lubo Jankovic, talks to Green Hotelier about…

Eco design: Starhotels E.c.ho. Milano

Eco design: Starhotels E.c.ho. Milano Starhotels E.c.ho. (Eco Contemporary Hotel) Milano recently won recognition for its sustainability at the European…

What are you doing to stop the global water crisis?

What are you doing to stop the global water crisis?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Today over one billion people don’t have access to clean and safe water. Continuing our Talking Point on Water, Karena Albers, Founder of Whole World Water, argues a united Hospitality and Tourism Industry can help eradicate this issue. But what are…

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge? Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Water as a resource is increasingly under stress. In the…

Carlson Rezidor implements a Water Task Force

Carlson Rezidor implements a Water Task Force ITP member Carlson Rezidor has created a Water Task Force to help minimise water use…

London’s Largest Living Wall

London’s Largest Living Wall We all know urban run-off has become a big problem in cities. With space at…