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Whitbread rolls out highest pallet capacity trailers

Whitbread rolls out highest pallet capacity trailers

Whitbread, the owners of Costa and Premier Inn, are tackling their carbon emissions head on by investing in the UK’s most energy efficient trailers for their HGV distribution fleet The use of double-decker trailers is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 23% compared with the current standard trailer operation – over 1,150 tonnes per year […]

Bali: Going with the flow

The shortage of water in Bali presents significant challenges for the hospitality industry. It’s time for hoteliers to take the lead in ensuring that there is enough to go round, says Elizabeth Mistry There are many words for water on the Indonesian island of Bali. Yeh, the most widely used Balinese term, refers to everyday […]

London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch receives Gold award

The London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch has been awarded the top – Gold – award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme for successfully implementing a green policy and green initiatives at the hotel To achieve Gold award status the hotel had to demonstrate its green credentials against a rigorous set of criteria impacting every aspect […]

CityAir – Improving Air Quality in the City of London

The City of London Corporation has launched a new air quality campaign designed to encourage businesses across the Square Mile help reduce pollution Air quality in parts of the City of London is the worst in the country, and amongst the worst in Europe. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is up to three times the recommended level […]

Sustainable Interior Design

As consumers become more environmentally and socially aware about the choices they make so hoteliers are responding by creating eco-aware hotel interiors that they hope will attract a new generation of responsible guests As well as meeting customer demand, the move to low-impact interiors reflects hoteliers’ desire to cut operating costs, create healthy and productive […]

Peninsula Hotels Bans the Consumption of Shark Fin

Hong Kong, 21 November 2011: In recognition of the threat facing the global shark population and in line with the Company’s sustainability vision, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, today announced that it will stop serving shark fin at all its group operations, effective 1 January 2012. However, the Company will honour banquet bookings involving shark fin products made prior to 21 November 2011, but taking place after 1 January 2012.

New London hotel will help homeless

Hotelier and entrepreneur Kurt Bredenbeck, owner of the award-winning “luxury budget” Hoxton Hotel in London, has announced plans to help the city’s homeless when he opens his new hotel—a prospective 40- to 50-room venture—in 2013 The hotel, which is likely to be built in East London, will pay 50 homeless people a year from UK […]

Chain hotels lead the way in sustainability

Chain hotels are doing a better job of going “green” than their independent competitors, according to a new analysis by Washington State University (WSU) researchers in the US The study, which started as an undergraduate honours thesis by Stefani Svaren, appears in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. It reveals that chain hotels are more […]

Westin focuses on staff well-being

Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a global, brand-wide initiative that will introduce its “Elements of Well-Being Platform” to its employees throughout the world Borrowing from the signature experiences offered to guests, Westin will now offer its staff special programmes designed to inspire healthy choices and general well-being, both in and out of the workplace. […]

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