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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

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. Covering 12% of the estate to date, the Solar PVs are expected to generate approximately 10% of each site’s energy, considerably reducing carbon consumption and saving 6132 tonnes of CO2…

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…

Swissôtel’s sustainability focuses on communities and colleagues

Swissôtel’s sustainability focuses on communities and colleagues Swissôtel, part of FRHI – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – has put its focus on…

New York hotels join fight against climate change

New York hotels join fight against climate change Sixteen New York hotels have joined the city mayor’s NYC Carbon Challenge to help combat…

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…

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 with food waste and mosquitos. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is working with WarmHeart Environment to operate two incinerators and set up a composting area for the hotel. The initiative…

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…

Hilton brings Clean the World programme to Europe

Hilton brings Clean the World programme to Europe Hilton Worldwide has implemented its soap re-use programme in Europe for the first time. Expanding…

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…

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…