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Wyndham: Franchisees ‘Do the Right Thing’ with green initiatives.

Several Wyndham franchisee properties have been profiled in the hotel company’s Champions of Green document. The book showcases the leadership demonstrated by the Wyndham Green Franchisee Advisory Board and other owners around the world, who assist in creating and reviewing Wyndham’s sustainable programmes, in support of their goal to further reduce emissions by 16% by […]

Safari lodges: taking sustainability beyond animal conservation

Safari lodges are by their nature encouraging tourists to travel for the animals, but what if conservation becomes part of the experience? This example of best practice shows one group that’s taking all aspects of its sustainability responsibilities very seriously. Since they were established in 1983, Wilderness Safaris has grown from “one Land Rover and […]

Chilworth Manor: Energy from waste

Take an Edwardian manor house, add a 95 room hotel and a health club, stir in a dedicated Managing Director and the Green Awards programme, and you have the perfect recipe for an innovative solution to energy and food waste. The Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel is located in 12 acres on the University of […]

Luxury meets sustainability at The Vineyard, Cape Town

A luxury Cape Town hotel and spa has been raking in the eco awards – here’s how they did it. The Vineyard Hotel & Spa in South Africa has made a commitment to “Living Green” and to ensuring that sustainable development principles are incorporated throughout the hotel’s operations and in its interaction with stakeholders and […]

Green by name, green by nature: Hotel Verde, South Africa

Do you think you could ever get to the point of being able to describe your hotel as the greenest on your continent? If you followed the lead of the innovators behind Hotel Verde in Cape Town, South Africa, you might be able to. The hotel was built with sustainability in mind from the ground […]

Biomass Boost: Even BnBs can feel the burn

Luxury Exeter bed and breakfast Larkbeare Grange is on the road to 100% sustainability thanks to a new biomass boiler. The state-of-the-art boiler is boosting the BnB’s green credentials as well as bringing £6k in benefits per year. It means Larkbeare Grange near Exeter is well on its way to becoming completely self-sufficient in terms […]

Fairmont’s robust data management system enhances sustainable programming across the brand

In April 2013, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts launched their Sustainability Partnership programme, aiming to take a more holistic approach to operational responsibility, and creating greater balance around the company’s economic, environmental and social priorities. As the year draws to a close, Green Hotelier checked back with the luxury hotel chain for an update on its […]

25 Years of Sustainability in India with ITC Hotels

ITC Hotels in India have been practicing sustainability since 1988. Green Hotelier caught up with Niranjan Khatri, General Manager WelcomEnviron Initiatives, ITC Hotels to discover more about their long history of green initiatives. ITC Hotels in India is a bit of a pioneer when it comes to sustainability. What has influenced this? How has it […]

London’s Largest Living Wall

We all know urban run-off has become a big problem in cities. With space at a premium, many householders have converted their front gardens into driveways or extensions and this, along with the general urbanisation of green spaces, has contributed to flooding from storm waters, and increased pollution of rivers and waterways. Many concerned property […]