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Bankside Hilton bonds with Bamboo Bicycles

Bankside Hilton bonds with Bamboo Bicycles

The Hilton London Bankside has created a special partnership that boosts local business, builds team engagement and benefits guest health. The hotel has launched a fleet of bicycles for guest use, with a twist. In a partnership with local business, Bamboo Bicycle Club, the hotel now offers guests use of six custom-built unique bamboo bicycles, […]

QHotels grows youth mentoring programme

QHotels in the UK is rolling out a new mentoring programme this summer for apprentices and graduates taking their first steps into the hospitality industry. The group already operates a mentoring programme as part of its successful Foundation Degree Management Trainee Programme. This is now being extended to incorporate apprentices and graduates, as well as […]

Shiva Hotels launch action plan to tackle modern slavery

Shiva Hotels is launching industry-leading measures to tackle modern slavery and raise awareness of the issue across its portfolio of hotels. The launch coincides with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July. The new measures will include practical training for more than 400 employees and a consumer-facing campaign for guests in five UK […]

Diamond Resorts share the sustainability message

Diamond Resorts works hard with colleagues and guests to ensure messages on waste and energy saving are always on people’s minds. Sustainability is a core value for team members at Diamond Resorts International, and as a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, the company is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint for […]

Power hungry hotels need to reduce their future energy needs now

In June Astana, Kazakhstan hosted the UNWTO’s World Conference on Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking Low-Carbon Growth Opportunities. We sent Holly Tuppen from BoutEco to learn more. As part of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Future Energy conference brought together 700 leaders in the tourism industry from 150 different countries – proving […]

Talking Point: How can hotels work with refugees?

Hotels around the world, but particularly around the Mediterranean have witnessed the refugee crisis that has hit the region for the past few years and is currently increasing again as warmer, calmer seas encourage thousands more to make the perilous journey. Having a seasonal need for staff, hoteliers are keen to try to engage refugees, […]

Student Hotel group commits to 20% water saving in European cities

The Student Hotel group is committing to save 20% water in European cities through a research partnership which sees it become a ‘living lab’. Via a landmark public-private partnership with Wageningen University (WUR), Sapienza University and start-up, Amphiro, the innovative initiative, which began in Rome, Italy, responds to water shortage challenges in major cities. It aims […]

Hilton Tapestry hotel launches youth community programme

Hotel Skyler in Syracuse New York has launched a partnership with Youth Service America as it becomes part of the Hilton Tapestry brand. The property, which Green Hotelier visited in 2014 is an eclectic, 58-room University Hill hotel and was the city’s first to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and […]

Why should hotels invest in efficient properties?

There’s a need in hotel construction for a move to more efficient buildings – particularly in hotter regions where HVAC energy demands can be high, but need to be reduced. Simple but clever design features can make this easier, saving precious resources and reducing carbon footprint. On the 14th June, Bench Events & AES Conferences […]

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