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Fairmont Resort Leura: World Heritage environmental programmes

In our new Best Practice Case Study, Paul Briggs, Sustainability Manager Schwartz Family Company which owns the Fairmont Resort Leura in Australia’s Blue Mountains describes the efforts the company took to renovate a failing property and create a standout environmental programme. Can you take us on your hotel or resort’s sustainability journey? When did it […]

New coalition for Asian green hoteliers launched

A new coalition for sustainable hoteliers in Asia Pacific – Hotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) – has launched at HICAP 2016. The founding signatories of the HOT initiative will represent the first high profile coalition of hotel owners in Asia committed to a fixed set of sustainable actions, supported by brands, management companies, and industry […]

InterContinental Sydney: a 30 year sustainability journey

The InterContinental Sydney was winner of the Green Hotelier Awards 2016 in Asia Pacific. Their journey has taken 30 years of building sustainability in at every level and at every opportunity. There’s lots for hoteliers to learn from, so Green Hotelier asked them to tell us their story. Surprisingly, that story is intricately tied to […]

Airbnb planning community guesthouses

Airbnb is challenging hotels on their socio-sustainability credentials with its new community guesthouse concept. In a move that the hotels industry may see as a direct challenge to the sector, the company which offers ‘local destinations for a global community has set up its own in-house design studio – Samara – and is planning a […]

Thai resort pioneers mangrove preservation

Thai wellness resort Chiva-Som has launched a pioneering project to preserve mangroves. Demonstrating ways in which hotels and resorts can work for sustainable destinations and preserve the environment for future generations of travellers, the Mangrove Ecosystem Preservation & Science Education Centre ‘Krailart Niwate” is a major environmental conservation project preserving the last remaining urban mangrove […]

Hotels in China must be more sustainable, says report

A report comparing hotels’ environmental footprints has found that China’s hospitality sector urgently needs to address its sustainability. China is in the middle of the world’s largest programme of new hotel construction. Despite a marginally slowing growth rate, the country’s hotel development continues at a pace that would see at least three new 150+ room […]

Thai boutique hotel with new environmental solutions

A boutique hotel in Thailand has been working on some unusual environmental solutions to deal with food waste and mosquitos. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is working with WarmHeart Environment to operate two incinerators and set up a composting area for the hotel. The initiative means the hotel can responsibly manage its organic waste by […]

Rezidor leading on ethics and environment

The Rezidor Hotel Group has been named as the World’s Most Ethical hotel Company, while many of its properties in Asia are creating huge environmental gains. The group, part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has been recognised as the leading hotel company by the Ethisphere Institute in its list of the 2016 list of […]

Banyan Tree appoint Group Director of Conservation to drive change

Banyan Tree hire Group Director of Conservation to communicate sustainability and get guests and staff involved in making a difference From resort based initiatives to group wide strategies, Banyan Tree are continuing their commitment to the environment by investing in marine conservation throughout their 30 hotels and resorts. In April the Banyan Tree owned resort, […]