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Winners!: Green Hotelier Awards 2015 announced

Winners: Tourism for Tomorrow Award winners announced
Opportunity: Marriott commit to 20,000 opportunities for young people
Starwood: 2000 solar panels for luxury resort
Sustainability: Hub by Premier Inn claims UK first
Talking Point: Why be a responsible destination?
Talking Point: Why gender equality matters
Talking Point: how can hotels in India tackle food waste and child hunger?
Destination: Sustainable tourism in Alleppey, India
Human Rights: read our Know How Guide
WTTC: Travel & tourism industry must set the sustainability agenda

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

Talking Point: What does the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme mean for hotels?

Talking Point: What does the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme mean for hotels?

To unpick how hotels should respond to the UK government's requirement that all 'large undertakings' carry out energy audits before Dec 2015, we spoke to Lesley Treacy Associate Partner at Greengage Environmental LLP The government’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is one that requires all…

Starwood luxury resort gets a 2000 solar panel boost

Starwood luxury resort gets a 2000 solar panel boost The Phoenician, a Starwood Luxury Collection resort in Arizona has added around 2,000 photovoltaic (PV)…

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction Whitbread is dramatically reducing its carbon footprint in hotels and restaurants using voltage optimisation in…

Whitbread targets 30 per cent increase on energy efficiency

Whitbread targets 30 per cent increase on energy efficiency Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group is extending its use of Combined…

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma has been part of Marriott’s global corporate social responsibility team since 2005. She began her 19-year career with Marriott at the Vienna Marriott Hotel, London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square and…

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor

Kathrine Ohm, Carlson Rezidor Kathrine Ohm is Director, People and Performance Management for Carlson Rezidor. The hotel company has…

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance

Ronald Sanabria, Rainforest Alliance Ronald Sanabria, leads the Rainforest Alliance's sustainable tourism programme, representing them at multiple forums including…

Angela Brav

Angela Brav Angela Brav is Chief Executive for Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Angela joined IHG…

Farnham launch Repair Café to encourage upcycling

Farnham launch Repair Café to encourage upcycling

The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has collaborated with Transition Town Farnham to launch a new repair café in Farnham, Surrey. The café aims to reduce waste and extend the life of products, breaking the cycle of “use,…

Sofitel So Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste

Sofitel So Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste A luxury hotel – the Sofitel So Bangkok – has changed working methods and made…

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013 Amenities are becoming an increasingly debated topic in hotels around the globe and we’ve been…

Talking Point: WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson urges hoteliers to monitor food waste

Talking Point: WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson urges hoteliers to monitor food waste For our final Talking Point article for this month, we talk to WRAP’s Charlotte Henderson, who urges…

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia

Sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia

Arnfinn Oines, Corporate Conscience for Soneva Resorts, talks to us about what he sees as some of the main sustainability challenges in Southeast Asia. What do you do when there are no proper municipal waste facilities or public water available? For Soneva, this was the reality…

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork

NH builds Hotels out of recycled cork NH Hotel Group has unveiled the successful results of its ongoing Cork2Cork recycling scheme. Cork2Cork…

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future

Edible Hotel design addresses food sustainability issues of the future An unusual design was selected by judges at the European Hotel Design Awards for the…

Argyll Hotel’s sustainability efforts engages guests & locals

Argyll Hotel’s sustainability efforts engages guests & locals As part of this month's Talking Point on Engaging Guests, Rachel Mason from Triodos Bank…

Radisson Blu marks Earth Day with Just a Drop partnership

Radisson Blu marks Earth Day with Just a Drop partnership

Radisson Blu hotels are celebrating their new partnership with the international water aid charity by holding three days of activity, starting on Earth Day, this Wednesday 22nd April. Aiming to raise awareness of the millions of people around the world that do not have access…

WWF provide an introduction to water stewardship

WWF provide an introduction to water stewardship Claire Bramley from WWF recently attended International Tourism Partnership's stakeholder dialogue day on water and…

Quantify water risk for free with new Water Risk Monetizer tool

Quantify water risk for free with new Water Risk Monetizer tool Just in time for ITP's stakeholder dialogue about water and the hotel industry at the…

International Tourism Partnership leads industry first stakeholder dialogue event

International Tourism Partnership leads industry first stakeholder dialogue event International Tourism Partnership brings hotel industry leaders and stakeholders together to discuss Labour Standards and…