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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 […]

Chiva Som: focused on well-being for guests & environment

Chiva Som is a wellness resort in Hua Hin on the gulf of Thailand. With a commitment to health and wellbeing they like to become a ‘Haven of Life’ for guests, but their commitment also extends to the health of the environment and community in which they operate. Sustainable Development Manager Brian Anderson explains more. […]

Song Saa: Private island with philanthropic core

Winning numerous sustainability awards, Song Saa in Cambodia is exemplar of how to create a truly sustainable island resort in South East Asia. We recently spoke with Wayne McCallum and Ben Thorne from the Song Saa Foundation to find out how they have done it… When did the island’s green initiatives start? At the heart of our […]

Nikoi: Sustainable private island luxury

Nikoi is a private island resort just 3.5 hours from Singapore but a world away; in one of Indonesia’s many nature-abundant enclaves of rainforest, tropical beaches and coral reefs. The resort was recently shortlisted for the National Geographic World Legacy Awards and having been there, we’re not surprised. This is one of those places that manages to put nature and the […]

Meluha – The Fern: keeping a finger on the sustainability button

In India, Meluha-The Fern is a five star environmentally responsible business hotel in the heart of Hiranandani Gardens – Powai, Mumbai. In the space of three years, the hotel has gained recognition in both National and International arenas with 30 awards including Today’s Traveler Award – Best Environmentally Friendly Hotel; Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award; CMO […]

Benchmarking with EarthCheck: Taj Hotels Group

In 2014 nine hotel properties in the Taj Hotels Group achieved Gold Certification in EarthCheck. We recently spoke with Corporate Sustainability Manager and Director Foram Nagori and Vasant Ayyappan about how this fits into their overall sustainability strategy. Under the aegis of its EARTH (Environmental Awareness & Renewal at Taj Hotels) vision and Tata values, Taj […]

The Traddock: building a sustainable community

The Traddock in the Yorkshire Dales has worked hard to achieve a GTBS Gold Award and works with local businesses to be more sustainable and encourage sustainability in the community. Introduction A Grade II-listed Georgian country house, The Traddock is a small, family-run hotel surrounded by the beautiful North Yorkshire Dales National Park. With 12 […]

Welsh bunkhouse combats power inconsistencies

Whether you’re halfway up a Welsh mountain, or sitting on the beach of a small island nation, the one thing you don’t want to trouble guests with is blackouts or power fluctuations. But whilst a beautiful and remote location can be the perfect recipe for attracting tourists, it can mean big headaches for maintaining a […]