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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 to reduce their reliance on single use plastics. In today’s Talking Point, Olivia O’Sullivan, manager of the UK’s greenest hotel shares her top five tips for hoteliers looking to cut back on plastic waste to landfill. The Green House Hotel […]

Webinar tackles energy waste in the kitchen

An initiative from the Carbon Trust and the Soil Association will help hotels reduce their energy in the kitchen. Energy costs account for nearly a quarter of overheads in the restaurant and catering industry, and it is estimated that 18% of the food purchased by in the UK hospitality sector is wasted. Tackling areas like […]

New look Green Hotelier Awards launched

The Green Hotelier Awards, which seek to discover the world’s most sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially responsible hotels, has launched for 2018. This year the Awards unveil a new look which changes the winning categories. In previous years hotels have been grouped geographically. This year hotels across the world will compete to win in categories […]

Talking Point: Can the ‘internet of things’ help hotels be sustainable?

Ruaraidh Bellew is a Chartered Energy Manager at EP&T Global specialising in the role of digitisation to reduce costs and increase efficiency in hotels. Ruaraidh explains that many hoteliers fail to recognise the inherent inefficiency in their operations which can lead to 20% energy and water wastage per year. If solved, the thousands of pounds […]

Free practical webinar on human rights and modern slavery

Hoteliers interested to learn more about the business risks and responsibilities around modern day slavery and human trafficking can access a free webinar. The free 45-minute live discussion offers the latest insights into handling modern slavery and human rights issues with the focus on how to; Identify your short term and long term actions if […]

Cayuga Collection is finalist for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Former Green Hotelier Award winner The Cayuga Collection was named as a finalist in the People category of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards this week. The hotel management company operates nine sustainable luxury lodges and hotels in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama and only partners with projects that share their vision of responsible hospitality and […]

Movenpick most sustainable hotel group says Green Globe

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been named the world’s most sustainable hotel group for the second year running by certification body Green Globe. The international hotel group has been described as a “global sustainability leader” in the ‘Green Globe Report 2017’, with more than 50 per cent of its certified properties worldwide achieving ‘Gold’ status […]

Hotel Rural Vale do Rio: Running on 100% renewable energy

The owners of this hotel in rural Portugal began their journey knowing from the outset – at design stage – that they wanted sustainable solutions to their energy use, partly because they have an unusual historical legacy on the site. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey?  The construction of the […]

Swiss resort uses lake water for unique heating and cooling system

A new resort on the edge of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland uses a unique energy system for the heating and cooling of the hotel. Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne was launched in September last year and it was important to the developers to keep sustainability as a core feature. Taking inspiration from its original owners, Franz […]

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