Editor's Choice

Green Air Hotel to solve China's indoor pollution crisis.
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Educating guests = more sustainable tourism.
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Can you reduce energy but still deliver a luxury service?
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Encouraging Sustainable Guests
Talking Point: The risk to children in the World Cup
ITP Member Starwood Hotels & Resorts reveals its first Global Citizenship Report
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Renewable energy for island hotels and resorts
Inkaterra: 38 years of sustainable tourism
Green Hotelier Talking Point: Fair Trade Tourism
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

New tool helps even small hotels measure and reduce energy

New tool helps even small hotels measure and reduce energy

All hotels want to reduce their energy and water consumption but not all have the resources to invest in the process. Now a new tool aims to change that. Considerate Hoteliers and EnergyDeck have joined forces to launch ‘Con-Serve’ a brand new sustainability assessment platform…

The Westin Singapore ranks guest energy consumption

The Westin Singapore ranks guest energy consumption Tying in nicely with this month’s talking point on engaging guests in sustainability, The Westin Singapore…

Can you reduce energy but still deliver a luxury service?

Can you reduce energy but still deliver a luxury service? Green Hotelier Talking Point Continuing our Talking Point theme for June looking at energy efficiency,…

Talking Point: Renewable Energy for Island Hotels

Talking Point: Renewable Energy for Island Hotels Green Hotelier Talking Point Welcome to our Talking Point theme for June which is tied…

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…

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…

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…