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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 […]

The Draycott: Going Green in Chelsea

Leafy Chelsea may be changing to Autumn colours, but The Draycott is really taking it to heart turning their green initiatives into gold. The five star luxury hotel in the heart of Chelsea recently won the gold award for ‘Good Practice Throughout’ at the Green Tourism for London Scheme. Tirelessly working to ensure that they […]

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 […]

Banyan Tree say Environment and Community Projects are a ‘no brainer’.

 Banyan Tree’s first integrated resort in Central Vietnam is supporting and celebrating local culture with a range of projects. Laguna Lang Co is Banyan Tree’s first integrated resort in Central Vietnam, and with a range of carefully researched community and environment projects rolling out over the next few years, the company is working hard to […]

Preserving the rainforest: Posada Amazonas

Winner of the Rainforest Alliance Trendsetter Award in 2012, Posada Amazonas is a Peruvian eco-lodge located in Tambopata, one of the most biodiverse regions in the Amazon basin. Ecotourism plays an increasingly important role in the economy of the Tambopata basin in southeastern Peru. As tourism has grown in Peru, a variety of eco-lodges have […]

Innovating eco lodge: Bryn Elltyd, North Wales

The 2013 UK Green Hotelier competition, which searches the UK for the most innovative sustainable hotels, was thrilled to award Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse runner up. The owners, Ceilia and John have had green leanings and solar panels since 1983 but gave up the city life to pursue an idea of setting up a sustainable […]