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Soap for Hope: ITP members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013.
Royal Windsor: Queen Bees find a home at Windsor hotel
Employment opportunities: Hilton T5 pilots work scheme for young people with learning disabilities.
Talking Point: WRAP urges hoteliers to monitor food waste.
HICAP: Sustainability award winners announced
WTTC: Travel & tourism industry must set the sustainability agenda
UK first: Sustainable energy via a fish-friendly Archimedes screw
Best Practice: Inkaterra, 38 years of sustainable tourism

News: TripAdvisor GreenLeaders launches in Europe

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Educating guests = more sustainable tourism.

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

Wyndham recognised as trailblazers for sustainability in hotel groups

Wyndham recognised as trailblazers for sustainability in hotel groups

With the release for the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index for 2014, Wyndham Worldwide has now been recognised on four top sustainability leadership indices. Building on their track record of sustainability best practices and performance, the ITP member company was named in the Dow Jones…

Anvaya Cove leads the way in renewable energy for island resorts

Anvaya Cove leads the way in renewable energy for island resorts Small island nations are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, so several are…

Hintlesham Hall saves 30% on electricity

Hintlesham Hall saves 30% on electricity All hoteliers know that making the switch to LED lights can save on their electricity…

First ‘fish friendly’ river turbine is installed in UK hotel

First ‘fish friendly’ river turbine is installed in UK hotel Hallidays Hydropower is currently installing an ‘Archimedes Screw’ at the Old Swan & Minster Mill and will…

Angela Brav

Angela Brav

Angela Brav is Chief Executive for Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Angela joined IHG in 1988 and was appointed Chief Executive, Europe in August 2011. She is responsible for business development, growth, operations and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in Europe.…

Nakul Anand

Nakul Anand Mr. Nakul Anand is Executive Director of ITC ltd., and in charge of the company’s…

Debra Patterson

Debra Patterson As we reported in December, The Savoy London – part of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts…

Chris George

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

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 to some key players to find out what they’re doing about it. What’s the most sustainable yet guest-friendly option? Can soap dispensers work in luxury hotels? Is recycling soap…

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…

Soneva Fushi recycles 81% of solid waste

Soneva Fushi recycles 81% of solid waste Through extensive recycling efforts Soneva Fushi is able to recycle over 81% of its solid…

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…

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 explains how sustainability generates repeat business and local support for Argyll Hotel. When Wendy and Rob MacManaway and Katy and Dafydd Russon took over at the Argyll Hotel on Iona…

Green Air Hotel to solve China’s indoor pollution crisis

Green Air Hotel to solve China’s indoor pollution crisis Lip Chiong’s Green Air Hotel concept won the top prize at this year’s Radical Innovation awards in…

Interview with IHG’s Hakan Ozkasikci – Guest Speaker at IPD MEA Summit

Interview with IHG’s Hakan Ozkasikci – Guest Speaker at IPD MEA Summit Starting Sunday is Infrastructure & Property Development MEA Summit on 18-19 May, 2014 at the…

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…

ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge

ITP members lead the way in NYC water conservation challenge

Last week the Department of Environmental Protection honoured participants in New York City’s Hotel Water Conservation Challenge. Top performing hotels reduced their water consumption by more than 11 million gallons last year. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on honoured eleven…

ITP members in World Water Week

ITP members in World Water Week The 24th annual World Water Week has been taking place in Stockholm this week and…

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…

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…