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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 […]

Best practice: Hotel Andaluz, New Mexico

In honor of the recent Sustainable Building Award from New Mexico Business Weekly, the only historic LEED Gold Certified hotel in the Southwest of America, Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, tells Green Hotelier about the top ten ways the hotel’s rooms are among the greenest in America. We chatted to Darin Sands, the LEED AP who […]