Talking Point: Shop around for food waste solutions and get greener

Talking Point: Shop around for food waste solutions and get greener

Food preparation and service will always result in an element of food waste, but this blog by Amur energy shows us the hotel industry has an opportunity to benefit the environment – and reduce costs – by driving change. Nobody likes waste, but no matter how frugal restaurants try to be with ordering, there will […]

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, […]

Talking Point: Can heating systems save CO2?

Heating a hotel to suit everyone’s preferences, to respond to unpredictable weather, and to meet budgets and green credentials can be a costly and complicated task. Darren McMahon, marketing director at Viessmann, offers insights, examples and advice on installing and maintaining a reliable heating system. According to the Carbon Trust, annual energy costs in the […]

NH Hotel Group aligning CSR with the Global Goals

NH Hotels is the latest global hotel group to align its CSR reporting and activities with the United Nations’ SDGs. The move is revealed in the company’s 2016 Annual Report which includes details of the group’s commitments to responsible business and their ongoing activities which benefit the environment and society. The report says: “NH Hotel […]

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 […]

Hotels unite for Grenfell

On Tuesday 18 July 2017, the “London Unites” fundraising dinner for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire was hosted by Michael Sloan of the Novotel Hammersmith. The event also received support from hotels in West London led by Edward Bracken, General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Kensington. Neighbouring hotels such as Lancaster London, The Dorsett […]

Tongsai Bay: champions of nature

The Tongsai Bay Resort on Koh Samui, Thailand recently celebrated its 30th birthday and has become a champion of responsible business and good sustainable practice on the island. Owner Thanakorn Hoontrakul, described why it’s important to this five star resort to look after its local environment as well as its guests, despite some local challenges. […]

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