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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

Starwood makes strong progress on sustainability goals

Starwood makes strong progress on sustainability goals

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced its progress to date on its 30/20 by 20 environmental goals. The global hotel company says it has reduced energy use by 12.08%, carbon emissions by 16.07% and water use by 17.26% across all its owned, managed and franchised…

Talking Point: What does the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme mean for hotels?

Talking Point: What does the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme mean for hotels? To unpick how hotels should respond to the UK government's requirement that all 'large undertakings'…

Starwood luxury resort gets a 2000 solar panel boost

Starwood luxury resort gets a 2000 solar panel boost The Phoenician, a Starwood Luxury Collection resort in Arizona has added around 2,000 photovoltaic (PV)…

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction Whitbread is dramatically reducing its carbon footprint in hotels and restaurants using voltage optimisation 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…

Starwood works with Will.i.am and Coca Cola for eco-friendly rooms

Starwood works with Will.i.am and Coca Cola for eco-friendly rooms

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announced a new partnership with will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company to bring the EKOCYCLE™ brand to W Hotel rooms around the world. The sustainability Initiative launched in New York City and will roll out…

Farnham launch Repair Café to encourage upcycling

Farnham launch Repair Café to encourage upcycling The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has collaborated…

Sofitel So Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste

Sofitel So Bangkok makes big reduction in food waste A luxury hotel – the Sofitel So Bangkok – has changed working methods and made…

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013

International Tourism Partnership members recycle 452,020 kg of soap in 2013 Amenities are becoming an increasingly debated topic in hotels around the globe and we’ve been…

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…

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 and their work on the HWMI Working Group with further strong actions during World Water Week (23-28 August). Earlier this year Carlson Rezidor announced their partnership with Just a Drop;…

Maldives resort tells guests: Do drink the water

Maldives resort tells guests: Do drink the water A Maldives-based resort and spa with its own desalination plant is urging guests: ‘do drink…

Talking Point: The Brazilian water crisis – it’s time to act

Talking Point: The Brazilian water crisis – it’s time to act ITP Regional Co-ordinator for the Youth Career Initiative in Latin America Priscila Costa highlights the…

Leading hotel companies collaborate to reduce water consumption

Leading hotel companies collaborate to reduce water consumption Many of the world’s leading hotel companies are working together to standardise the way the…