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What are you doing to stop the global water crisis?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Today over one billion people don’t have access to clean and safe water. Continuing our Talking Point on Water, Karena Albers, Founder of Whole World Water, argues a united Hospitality and Tourism Industry can help eradicate this issue. But what are you doing? We are at the dawn of a new […]

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Are you up to the big water challenge?

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Water Water as a resource is increasingly under stress. In the not too distant future it will become a contested resource; a source of conflict. We need to act now. But in today’s Talking Point blog Dr Susanne Becken – Professor of Sustainable Tourism, Griffith University asks, is it about technology or […]

Carlson Rezidor implements a Water Task Force

ITP member Carlson Rezidor has created a Water Task Force to help minimise water use across the group. In  March, the Hotel Group in partnership with GROHE convened a one-day workshop at the GROHE headquarters in Düsseldorf, bringing together for the first time partners from hospitality, sanitary fittings, technical systems, architecture and building design to […]

London’s Largest Living Wall

We all know urban run-off has become a big problem in cities. With space at a premium, many householders have converted their front gardens into driveways or extensions and this, along with the general urbanisation of green spaces, has contributed to flooding from storm waters, and increased pollution of rivers and waterways. Many concerned property […]

On World Tourism Day, ITP and Green Hotelier join the call to safeguard water

It’s World Tourism Day 2013 and the theme for this year’s celebrations is Tourism and Water. Earlier this month in World Water Week the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) published a startling report into the global Water Risk Assessment which highlighted some regions where water scarcity could soon become an issue. Now, joining with UN Secretary-General […]

Whitbread claims hospitality first

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has become the first hospitality company to be awarded The Carbon Trust Water Standard. The company which is home to Premier Inn, the cafe chain Costa and several restaurant chains including Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, is one of only eight companies in the world to achieve the […]

In World Water Week ITP publishes its global Water Risk Assessment report

With World Water Week well under way, the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) hopes to contribute knowledge and prompt debate with the publication of a new report. With a focus on the hotel industry, the report details water risk issues in key development areas – Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and Shanghai, India’s Golden Triangle and Dubai. […]

UK hotels making huge savings on energy and water

Two hotel chains in the UK have found they really can Save Money and Cut Carbon thanks to partnerships with the website and consultancy team SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com. Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson – part of the Carlson Rezidor group – are between them installing 145,000 new LED lights to reduce their electrical load by […]

Woodchip boiler and water turbine win Grade II listed building a Green Tourism Gold Award

Silverholme Manor, a grade II listed country house, has been given a prestigious gold award for its outstanding eco-friendly credentials. The Manor, located on the western shore of Lake Windermere, is part of the 5,000 acre Graythwaite estate and was recently renovated after failing into poor repair. The newly transformed Silverholme is now a luxury […]