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Radisson Blu wins IMEX Sustainability Award

Blu Planet, the responsible business programme of Radisson Blu hotels has been named winner of the 2017 IMEX-GMIC Innovation in Sustainability Award. The IMEX-GMIC award celebrates inspiring brands that drive sustainability forward through innovation, collaboration and idea sharing. The IMEX Awards programme was developed to recognise individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to […]

Hotels can use Water Risk Monetizer to assess water risk

Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft have collaborated to create the industry’s first publicly available financial modelling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making. This is of particular interest to hotels seeking to develop in water scarce destinations. The Monetizer now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to […]

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

For World Water Day, and to raise awareness of the global inequality in safe drinking water and water scarcity in many parts of the world, One Water challenged a number of people to manage a whole day of water use on just five litres. In this blog Andrew Selley, Chief Executive of Bidfood (previously Bidvest […]

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day

Joseph Bazzinotti, global president, commercial laundry at Xeros looks at why hotels dealing with their wastewater can help save them money as well as protect this precious resource. In 1993, the United Nations officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. With over 663 million people living without fresh water supply close to their homes, […]

Serena Hotels find unique use for waste water in Kenyan national park

A safari lodge in Kenya has found a unique way to put its waste water to good use for the local ecosystem. Way back in the 1980s, Serena Hotels built a lagoon consisting of six chambers at their Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. The Lodge is connected to the lagoon through an array of septic tanks […]

Leading hotels collaborate to drive water stewardship

ITP launched the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative – HWMI – during World Water Week 2016 and took part in a SIWI Sofa interview to discuss why the tool is so important. ITP Director Fran Hughes joined Carlson Rezidor CEO Wolfgang M Neumann and head of the CEO Water Mandate Jason Morrison to discuss why the […]

IHG reconfirms water stewardship commitment for World Water Week

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) is marking SIWI World Water Week with updates on its water stewardship programme. The global hotel group has released details of the progress made with its water stewardship programme, as well as a number of other water-related initiatives it has been involved in. In partnership with global water-use experts, Water Footprint […]

Global hotel groups collaborate for industry first on water measurement

ITP (International Tourism Partnership) has announced a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of water, with the launch of the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI). Eighteen global hotel groups including Accor, Carlson Rezidor, Diamond Resorts, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, the Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Las […]

Free webinars show how to use industry’s first standard water measurement tool

On 30th August, ITP (the International Tourism Partnership) is launching the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI), the first standardised methodology to measure and report on water use specifically for hotel stays and meetings. HWMI represents a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of water, and 18 global hotel groups have worked together to […]