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Wind Power Champions: The InterContinental Miami

The InterContinental Miami gives Green Hotelier a passionate account of its sustainability work… Under the leadership of general manager Robert Hill, the InterContinental Miami has implemented a comprehensive sustainability focus through the use of IHG’s Green Engage program that began in 2006, incorporating design, operations and technologies that reduce energy, conserve water, cut carbon emissions […]

Doing the right thing: Inspira Santa Marta, Lisbon, Portugal

‘Doing the right thing’ is the slogan of Inspira Santa Marta, a 4 star hotel with Green Globe certification. Located in one of Lisbon’s typical neighborhoods, Inspira was designed to be more than a simple hotel. It offers its guests unique and different experiences by relying on Feng Shui principles and combining the latest technologies […]

India’s eco pioneer: The Orchid, Mumbai

The Orchid, has been a pioneer in exhibiting innovative environmental systems since its inception in 1997. Under the leadership of its Executive Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Vithal Kamat the Orchid has created a benchmark for environment standards in the hospitality industry in India. The Orchid is a recipient of 80 international and national awards. […]

GTBS Gold: Radisson Blu Edwardian, London

At the end of 2012, Radisson Blu Edwardian in London successfully achieved Gold GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme) Awards for all 13 hotels in the luxury London hotel group. The Gold Award is the highest standard a business can achieve within the GTBS scheme and is only awarded to businesses that have demonstrated excellence in […]

Eco design: Starhotels E.c.ho. Milano

Starhotels E.c.ho. (Eco Contemporary Hotel) Milano recently won recognition for its sustainability at the European Hotel Design Awards 2012. The 143 bedroom hotel, which was completely converted from a classic urban hotel into an ‘eco hotel’ in central Milan in 2011, won the ‘Sustainable Design’ award at The Sleep Event which took place on 21st […]

Sustainable initiatives: Element Lexington, Massachusetts

This week Green Hotelier talks to Christopher Hartzell, General Manager of Element Lexington, which is the first property in Starwood’s eco-orientated Element hotel chain. Starwood’s Element Hotels is the first major hotel brand to mandate that all hotels pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Thanks to thoughtful […]

LEED Platinum: ITC Grand Chola

In September ITC Hotels opened Grand Chola in Chennai, creating the world’s largest LEED Platinum rated hotel. Last week we spoke to the Vice President and General Manager, Mr Philippe Charraudeau to get more information about the hotel’s eco initiatives. ‘ITC Hotels’ green initiatives started life as “Welcomenviron” way back in 1993. Now all of ITC’s […]

Engaging staff: London Heathrow Marriott

Earlier this year the London Heathrow Marriott received a Gold Award from the Green Tourism for London Scheme. Last week, Green Hotelier went to speak to General Manager, Ron Vos, to find out about all the initiatives they’ve implemented in the last 18 months and what impact they have had. Besides from the economic savings, […]

Green Hotelier’s Green Building Case Studies

Green Building Week has been a great opportunity to reflect on how far the world of sustainable buildings and design has come in the last decade. Whilst washing less towels and throwing things in the right bin remains important, the sector has moved on to bigger picture sustainable initiatives. Design, engineering and construction in the […]