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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 […]

Inkaterra: 38 years of sustainable tourism

Recently, during a #LuxVox Twitter debate on sustainability in tourism, Green Hotelier met Inkaterra, the renowned Peruvian organisation that is celebrating 38 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. The company offers hotels and experiences on the Inca Trail and was recognised by many debate participants for their sustainability credentials. We wanted to know more […]

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 […]