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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

Meliá Hotels 100% renewable energy in Italy

Meliá Hotels 100% renewable energy in Italy

Meliá Hotels has announced that all its hotels in Italy are now powered by renewable energy. The action demonstrates one way that hotels can take clear strides towards an industry-wide carbon reduction target, as well as doing their bit for ensuring a sustainable destination. The…

Hotels in China must be more sustainable, says report

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…

Whitbread solar milestone boosts Good Together energy targets

Whitbread solar milestone boosts Good Together energy targets Eighty eight Premier Inns throughout the UK now boast Solar Photovoltaic panels on their roofs.…

Hilton hotels sharing energy ideas for business

Hilton hotels sharing energy ideas for business In a ground-breaking collaborative exercise to reduce businesses’ energy expenditures, Hilton Worldwide took part in…

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…

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

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…

Thai boutique hotel with new environmental solutions

Thai boutique hotel with new environmental solutions A boutique hotel in Thailand has been working on some unusual environmental solutions to deal…

Marriott Manchester maintenance manager wins waste award

Marriott Manchester maintenance manager wins waste award The Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel has received a Greener Path award for ‘Zero…

Marriott London Heathrow helps Clean the World

Marriott London Heathrow helps Clean the World The London Heathrow Marriott Hotel is one of the first hotels in Europe, and the…

Carlson Rezidor partnership helps build green hotels

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…

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…

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…

Greywater Harvesting for Hotels

Greywater Harvesting for Hotels

Water stewardship is an extremely important aspect of good environmental practice for hotels. Many use reduced flow and flush in bathrooms, but how many are recycling water? Water re-use is becoming core to many companies’ sustainability efforts and it’s never been more important.  Freshwater withdrawals…

Thai hotels are Kuoni Water Champions

Thai hotels are Kuoni Water Champions Eleven Kuoni partner hotels have been recognised with the Kuoni Water Champion Award for implementing…

EarthCheck world first study reveals massive savings for hoteliers managing resources

EarthCheck world first study reveals massive savings for hoteliers managing resources A report by Professor Susanne Becken released in September for EarthCheck has revealed for the…

ITP members steam ahead in World Water Week

ITP members steam ahead in World Water Week Members of the International Tourism Partnership are underlining their ongoing commitment to good water stewardship…