Talking Point: Why waste it?

Talking Point: Why waste it?

Waste has been a huge topic of conversation in recent years – with footage of the ocean suffocated by a churning mass of plastic and rubbish and landfills scarring the countryside. Notoriously, food is being thrown out by everyone from big chain hotels to the average household. Richard Walker, marketing manager at Reconomy offers some […]

Talking Point: What’s holding back your sustainability?

While 85% of hospitality businesses would consider themselves sustainable, almost half don’t have specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets in place[1]. Sarah Taylor, Managing Director of BRITA UK, offers hoteliers five ‘quick wins’ to break down sustainability barriers simply, quickly and cost effectively. There’s increasing international pressure for businesses to be more sustainable in the […]

Village Hotel Club: Being green adds value to the business

The Village Hotel Club is a small chain of hotels in the UK which have been working to address their energy performance. Doing so has helped them re-evaluate the role of sustainability in their business plan and they’ve realised the value it can bring it a variety of ways. We found out more. Can you […]

Talking Point: What’s missing from your green restaurant strategy?

The restaurant industry is more competitive than ever. Establishing a profitable and sustainable hotel restaurant business model is essential for survival, and finding ways to cut costs can present golden opportunities to make a restaurant better for the environment and please your customers at the same time. With Climate Week approaching, Anx Patel, CEO of […]

New IHG brand extends a sustainable invitation

The recently launched upscale IHG brand – voco – has a strong sustainability ethos. “voco”, inspired by the meaning ‘to invite’ or to ‘come together’ in Latin, aims to combine the informality and charm of an individual hotel, with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. The brand was launched in June. […]

Talking Point: Four Ways Hotels Can Recover and Re-use Waste Energy

You may be doing everything you can to be energy efficient, but more than half of energy produced is wasted. Did you know it’s possible to recover waste energy and re-use it? José Melico, Founder of Zypho explains how. Hotels around the world are investing in reducing their energy consumption by using more energy efficient […]

Mercure Convention Center Ancol Jakarta: Saving water for efficiency and the community

This year’s winner of the Green Hotelier Awards, named Green Hotelier of the Year, was the Mercure Convention Centre Ancol, Jakarta. This hotel has very deliberately invested a lot of time and effort in improving its sustainability across the board. They were also the winners of the GH Awards in the Water category, not least […]

Hotel sector unites under ITP to tackle forced labour

The world’s leading hotel groups are standing together to tackle the issue of forced labour. The industry came together with ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – to launch ITP’s Principles on Forced Labour at an event in Singapore. The Principles represent a big first step for ITP helping its members reach their Goal for […]

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