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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

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets

  Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company made an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see its carbon emissions intensity cut in half.  In recognition of Earth Day, the company which owns Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and various restaurant chains announced it has set a science-based…

Making the green building business case for hotel owners

Making the green building business case for hotel owners Green Hotelier interviewed Stuart Kay, Chief Sustainability Officer at GreenPlace Assets about the current picture…

Partnering for sustainable energy solutions

Partnering for sustainable energy solutions Pennsylvania Castle Estate has partnered with a local energy provider to help launch its sustainability…

Webinar tackles energy waste in the kitchen

Webinar tackles energy waste in the kitchen An initiative from the Carbon Trust and the Soil Association will help hotels reduce their…

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

Stewart Moore, EarthCheck

This month the International Tourism Partnership is holding a stakeholder engagement event with member companies in Asia Pacific to help them hear the concerns of stakeholders in the region and collaborate for solutions and best practice. To highlight how important - and useful - it…

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Hemma Varma, Marriott International Green Hotelier interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma…

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…

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches

North India’s first zero waste guesthouse launches

As travel & tourism continues to grow, one entrepreneurial pair are making sure guests have less impact on the environment. Indian and Canadian duo, Manoj Gour and Jazzmine Lawton Raine, have joined forces to create Hara House, promoting responsible consumption, sustainable travel, social good and…

PATA helping hotels cut food waste and contribute to the Global Goals

PATA helping hotels cut food waste and contribute to the Global Goals PATA (the Pacific Asia Travel Association) has developed a free toolkit to help hotels reduce…

Talking Point: bringing the right partner to your sustainable bed

Talking Point: bringing the right partner to your sustainable bed   You can’t have a hotel without beds, and beds need to be kept in…

Dusit Thani partnership for sustainable farming

Dusit Thani partnership for sustainable farming A Maldivian resort has partnered with a food waste solution to bring sustainable farming to…

Making the green building business case for hotel owners

Making the green building business case for hotel owners

Green Hotelier interviewed Stuart Kay, Chief Sustainability Officer at GreenPlace Assets about the current picture on sustainability in the hospitality industry, and how hotel operators can make the case for green buildings with owners and investors. Green Hotelier: GreenPlace Assets advises investors, owners, developers and…

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics Plastic is a big issue right now and loads of consumer-facing businesses are seeking ways…

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…

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…

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps

A new report from ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – highlights the six steps hotels and hotel groups need to take to embed water stewardship throughout their property and portfolio. Released on World Water Day the Water Stewardship Report outlines the reasons why hotels…

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui For World Water Day Rick Skinker, Managing Director and Co-founder of Indoor Water Conservation describes…

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water?

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water? It's not uncommon for hotels - especially on islands - to have their own off-grid…

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon…