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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

Power hungry hotels need to reduce their future energy needs now

Power hungry hotels need to reduce their future energy needs now

In June Astana, Kazakhstan hosted the UNWTO’s World Conference on Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking Low-Carbon Growth Opportunities. We sent Holly Tuppen from BoutEco to learn more. As part of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Future Energy conference brought together 700…

Why should hotels invest in efficient properties?

Why should hotels invest in efficient properties? There’s a need in hotel construction for a move to more efficient buildings – particularly…

Radisson Blu Marseille wins annual Think Planet award

Radisson Blu Marseille wins annual Think Planet award The Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille is this year’s winner of Carlson Rezidor’s Think Planet Award.…

Corinthia Hotels supporting World Environment Day

Corinthia Hotels supporting World Environment Day World Environment Day, the biggest annual event for positive environmental action, is a campaign close…

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…

Scottish resort’s green recycling commitment brings Gold

Scottish resort’s green recycling commitment brings Gold

In time for World Environment Day, Crieff Hydro's commitment to sustainability has been rewarded with a Gold Green Tourism award in recognition of a series of planet-friendly initiatives. The 900-acre Perthshire resort won Gold after a recent inspection found that their sustainable activities met 80%…

Talking Point: Could your kitchen FOG boost the circular economy?

Talking Point: Could your kitchen FOG boost the circular economy? In today’s Talking Point blog, Michelle Ringland, head of marketing at drainage specialist Lanes Group…

Talking Point: Protect guests’ personal information and stay green

Talking Point: Protect guests’ personal information and stay green Data protection has been a hot topic with hotels in recent months. Here CEO and…

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water…

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…

Student Hotel group commits to 20% water saving in European cities

Student Hotel group commits to 20% water saving in European cities

The Student Hotel group is committing to save 20% water in European cities through a research partnership which sees it become a ‘living lab’. Via a landmark public-private partnership with Wageningen University (WUR), Sapienza University and start-up, Amphiro, the innovative initiative, which began in Rome,…

Radisson Blu wins IMEX Sustainability Award

Radisson Blu wins IMEX Sustainability Award Blu Planet, the responsible business programme of Radisson Blu hotels has been named winner of…

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft have collaborated to create the industry’s first publicly available financial modelling…

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water For World Water Day, and to raise awareness of the global inequality in safe drinking…