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Woodchip boiler and water turbine win Grade II listed building a Green Tourism Gold Award

Silverholme Manor, a grade II listed country house, has been given a prestigious gold award for its outstanding eco-friendly credentials. The Manor, located on the western shore of Lake Windermere, is part of the 5,000 acre Graythwaite estate and was recently renovated after failing into poor repair. The newly transformed Silverholme is now a luxury […]

Pedal Power Eco Pep for Business Meetings

Delegates attending meetings at a QHotel will no longer run the risk of nodding off. Conference, event and training attendees are being offered the chance to provide their own electricity at meetings using pedal power. In a bid to boost their delegate’s eco credentials QHotels – a collection of 21 unique hotels – is trialling […]

Swiss Hostel Guests Can Now Reduce Their Own Carbon Footprint

Guests staying at any one of Swiss Hostel’s 35 properties can now reduce their own holiday carbon footprint thanks to a new partnership with Ecompter. The partnership is part of an initiative by Swiss Hostels to help their hostel members manage their carbon footprint with high quality, continuous management reports generated by Ecompter’s service. Each hostel […]

YCI Opportunities Hit the Headlines on Ethiopian Radio

by Emili Budell The ITP’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) celebrated the graduation of 14 young people from their Ethiopian country programme based in Addis Ababa on 10th August. Championed by the Sheraton Addis Ababa since 2004, in nine years the initiative has seen 43 young people trained and graduate from the Sheraton. This is the […]

Thriving at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

by Fran Hughes The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill recently won Hyatt’s coveted ‘Doing it All’ Hyatt Thrive Leadership Award. This award recognises various Hyatt hotels, resorts, and offices for their outstanding commitment in 2012 to initiatives aligned with Hyatt’s global corporate responsibility platform Hyatt Thrive.  Director of Engineering at Hyatt Regency London Ian […]

Sustainability Concerns Addressed by Middle Eastern Congress

More than 100 Middle Eastern Hoteliers are set to attend the 7th Annual Middle East Hotel Expansion Congress (MEHEC) which is being held on October 1st and 2nd 2013 in Doha, Qatar this year. The 2013 congress aims to address the hotel industry’s key challenges, future opportunities and risks in 2014, and will specifically focus […]

Marriott Gathers the Green Champions

Eager representatives of several London Marriott hotels gathered at the London Heathrow Marriott for their annual Green Champions meeting on 26th July. The group shared examples of best practice and discussed their signature projects. Marking the many examples of sustainability within their hotels, the group hailed the meeting a success since all attendees came with […]

Chapter 1: Project Inception

Our free resource, Sustainable Hotel Siting, Design and Construction is a comprehensive guide to sustainable hotel design and construction aimed at those involved in the process of planning or developing new hotels. It will take you every step of the journey from project inception, financing and putting together a team, to designing, architectural considerations, operational […]

Chapter 2: Pre-Design

Before the design phase of the project can commence, there are a number of steps to be completed that will have a major bearing on the sustainability of the building. These include selecting the most appropriate site for the development, consulting fully with stakeholders in the local community, conducting an environmental impact assessment and creating […]