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Tongsai Bay: champions of nature

Tongsai Bay: champions of nature

The Tongsai Bay Resort on Koh Samui, Thailand recently celebrated its 30th birthday and has become a champion of responsible business and good sustainable practice on the island. Owner Thanakorn Hoontrakul, described why it’s important to this five star resort to look after its local environment as well as its guests, despite some local challenges. […]

Fairmont Resort Leura: World Heritage environmental programmes

In our new Best Practice Case Study, Paul Briggs, Sustainability Manager Schwartz Family Company which owns the Fairmont Resort Leura in Australia’s Blue Mountains describes the efforts the company took to renovate a failing property and create a standout environmental programme. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it […]

Diamond Resorts: Spanish sustainability

Diamond Resorts have a long history of embracing sustainability at their resorts. We spoke to Jose A. Alonso Caballero, Sustainability Ambassador at Los Amigos Beach Club and Jardines del Sol Resort Manager Jeanette Hansen for their tips and advice. GH: Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? […]

InterContinental Sydney: a 30 year sustainability journey

The InterContinental Sydney was winner of the Green Hotelier Awards 2016 in Asia Pacific. Their journey has taken 30 years of building sustainability in at every level and at every opportunity. There’s lots for hoteliers to learn from, so Green Hotelier asked them to tell us their story. Surprisingly, that story is intricately tied to […]

Inspira Santa Marta: dedicated to sustainability

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel was named Highly Commended in Europe in our 2016 Green Hotelier Awards. The property opened its doors for the first time in 2010 and even before it opened assumed a commitment: offering guests different and unique experiences and premium services, whilst respecting the environment, raising awareness of social responsibility issues and […]

London Heathrow Marriott: forward facing innovation

Winner of the Green Hotelier Awards 2016 in Europe, the London Heathrow Marriott has innovated and invested in new technology to improve its sustainability and reduce its consumption footprint. More than once it has been a leader in the Marriott group or across hotels in Europe for its forward-thinking approaches to sustainability and willingness to […]

hub by Premier Inn: sustainable design in the city centre

Although it had been open just a few months when Green Hotelier closed the 2015 Awards, we had to give hub by Premier Inn at Covent Garden a special mention because not only had the design set out to be one of the most sustainable around, the entire building and refit process was conducted with […]

Novotel Blackfriars: Sustainability in central London

City hotels aren’t always the first properties that spring to mind when you think of sustainability but Arnaud Herrmann, VP Sustainable Development, AccorHotels explains how even in one of the busiest parts of London, good environmental practice can still be a priority. Introduction: Novotel London Blackfriars was a significant opening for AccorHotels serving guests in […]

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle: a unique passive house hotel

Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna was the winner of the Green Hotelier Award 2015 in Europe. Here hotel director Claudia Plot talks us through their programmes for energy, waste, water and community outreach. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it begin? Where are you now? Following green practices was always […]

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