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Talking Point: Hotels need to take up the charge

With the continued growth of electric vehicles being purchased, Martin Jones, National Sales Manager, Services & Solutions at Rexel (UK), believes this is a time of significant opportunity for hotel operators. In this Talking Point he outlines why providing an electric vehicle charging solution could be a tangible point of differentiation for hotels looking to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Radisson Blu Marseille wins annual Think Planet award

The Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille is this year’s winner of Carlson Rezidor’s Think Planet Award. The hotel was recognised for its exemplary commitment to energy and water savings. The annual Think Planet award is open to all 480 Carlson Rezidor hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and recognises the hotel that makes the biggest […]

Corinthia Hotels supporting World Environment Day

World Environment Day, the biggest annual event for positive environmental action, is a campaign close to the heart of Corinthia Hotels. Corinthia’s environmental sustainability is championed through its Premier Partnership with international water-aid charity Just A Drop. Over the last three years Corinthia has brought life-changing clean water to a total of 43,325 children and […]

Whitbread commits to 100% renewable energy

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company, has switched its entire energy demand to renewable sources. The company which is a member of the International Tourism Partnership and is therefore working with other global hotel companies to improve performance on carbon footprints, has begun powering its entire UK operations from 100% renewable sources. From 1st April […]

Could you be the first hotel group on 100% renewable energy?

We interviewed Tom Lindberg and Stein Amble Haugan, Managing Director and Key Account Manager of ECOHZ, to learn more about global renewable energy solutions. GH: What do you see in particular is the challenge for hotel groups, which may have properties all over the world, in switching to 100% renewable? Stein: Almost all hotels focus their environmental efforts […]

Guests more willing to act sustainably report shows

A report by Booking.com launched for Earth Day seems to indicate an increase in hotel guests willing to accept more sustainable behaviours as part of their travel. Although the number of guests seeking sustainable hotels has almost doubled over the past year, the report also suggests hotels need to do more to communicate what guest […]

Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Around the world hotels will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday and showcasing some great ways to raise awareness of global warming. The NH Hotel Group is one company supporting the WWF global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its almost 400 hotels’ façades all over the world. Switching […]