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Hilton reinforces commitment to opportunities for young people

Hilton reinforces commitment to opportunities for young people

Hilton Worldwide has reinforced their global commitment to providing opportunities for young people by becoming a founder member of the White House First Job Compact. Hilton joined other leading American companies in the initiative which represents President Obama’s call-to-action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work Opportunity Youth ages 16 to 24 to […]

Wyndham sustainability programmes help plant one million trees

Wyndham Worldwide held a special event to plant their one millionth tree as part of their ongoing sustainability programmes. The company marked five years of sustainability action with a milestone tree planting ceremony through its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. In an outdoor ceremony with Wyndham Worldwide executives, and partners from the Arbor Day […]

Hotels work with stakeholders for the environment

Highlighting some of the ways stakeholders can positively influence hotels’ roles as responsible businesses, Serena Hotels worked with a campaigning organisation on Earth Day to promote environmental issues. Back in April, Serena Hotels properties Serena Beach Resort & Spa (SBRS) in Mombasa and the Nairobi Serena Hotel partnered with Ocean Sole in this year’s Earth […]

InterContinental Sydney: a 30 year sustainability journey

The InterContinental Sydney was winner of the Green Hotelier Awards 2016 in Asia Pacific. Their journey has taken 30 years of building sustainability in at every level and at every opportunity. There’s lots for hoteliers to learn from, so Green Hotelier asked them to tell us their story. Surprisingly, that story is intricately tied to […]

Talking Point: Rio isn’t winning on water

Rio 2016 is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this vibrant Latin American city, but it’s obscuring a big water problem and hotels need to play their part, says Flávia Arantes Jensen inventor of Aguawell. Tourism in Rio is event driven. Big annual parties such as Rio’s Carnival and New Year at Copacabana Beach bring in […]

Airbnb planning community guesthouses

Airbnb is challenging hotels on their socio-sustainability credentials with its new community guesthouse concept. In a move that the hotels industry may see as a direct challenge to the sector, the company which offers ‘local destinations for a global community has set up its own in-house design studio – Samara – and is planning a […]

LUX offsetting guest stays through solar power project

LUX* Resorts & Hotels is offsetting the carbon footprint of some guests’ stays by funding a solar PV field in Mauritius through its Tread Lightly programme. The company has stepped up its Tread Lightly programme to ensure the greenhouse gas impact of its participating guests’ stays, is directly compensated through a local emission reduction solar […]

Thai resort pioneers mangrove preservation

Thai wellness resort Chiva-Som has launched a pioneering project to preserve mangroves. Demonstrating ways in which hotels and resorts can work for sustainable destinations and preserve the environment for future generations of travellers, the Mangrove Ecosystem Preservation & Science Education Centre ‘Krailart Niwate” is a major environmental conservation project preserving the last remaining urban mangrove […]

Meliá Hotels 100% renewable energy in Italy

Meliá Hotels has announced that all its hotels in Italy are now powered by renewable energy. The action demonstrates one way that hotels can take clear strides towards an industry-wide carbon reduction target, as well as doing their bit for ensuring a sustainable destination. The announcement comes as the result of an agreement with the […]

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