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Argyll Hotel’s sustainability efforts engages guests & locals

As part of this month’s Talking Point on Engaging Guests, Rachel Mason from Triodos Bank explains how sustainability generates repeat business and local support for Argyll Hotel. When Wendy and Rob MacManaway and Katy and Dafydd Russon took over at the Argyll Hotel on Iona two and a half years ago, the hotel already held […]

Green Air Hotel to solve China’s indoor pollution crisis

Lip Chiong’s Green Air Hotel concept won the top prize at this year’s Radical Innovation awards in Las Vegas, having been selected from almost 100 entrants across 28 countries. The awards, founded by the John Hardy Group, have challenged designers and students to come up with innovative designs to tackle real problems within the hospitality industry for the […]

Interview with IHG’s Hakan Ozkasikci – Guest Speaker at IPD MEA Summit

Starting Sunday is Infrastructure & Property Development MEA Summit on 18-19 May, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Dubai. The event aims to unite the leading regional property developers and infrastructure authorities with the most renowned world class project consultants. Included on the agenda is: • Economy Watch- Reviewing the sustainability of the regional economy to […]

Orient-Express retain sustainability measures through glamorous Californian refurb

  Reopened in March 2013 after an extensive refurbishment, the iconic El Encanto hotel in Santa Barbara, California, reopened after being meticulously restored to capture the location and ambience that endeared it to Santa Barbara locals and visitors alike. The hotel takes maximum advantage of its hilltop setting to offer the ultimate secluded retreat. El […]

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis adopts ‘Proudly Made in America’ for major renovation

Hyatt Regency’s local approach saved time and money, and reduced waste and carbon footprint. When Hyatt Regency Minneapolis approached Stonehill & Taylor to design their two stage renovation, it was due to their reputation for high quality design. But Michael Suomi, principal and VP interior design at Stonehill & Taylor is also the founder of […]

Zero carbon hotels – fantasy or necessity?

Professor of Zero Carbon Design at Birmingham University, Lubo Jankovic, talks to Green Hotelier about raising the profile and benefits of zero carbon design It has been announced that the 2016 Building Regulations in England and Wales will require all new houses to be zero carbon, followed with the same requirement for all new non-residential […]

Eco design: Starhotels E.c.ho. Milano

Starhotels E.c.ho. (Eco Contemporary Hotel) Milano recently won recognition for its sustainability at the European Hotel Design Awards 2012. The 143 bedroom hotel, which was completely converted from a classic urban hotel into an ‘eco hotel’ in central Milan in 2011, won the ‘Sustainable Design’ award at The Sleep Event which took place on 21st […]

Sustainable initiatives: Element Lexington, Massachusetts

This week Green Hotelier talks to Christopher Hartzell, General Manager of Element Lexington, which is the first property in Starwood’s eco-orientated Element hotel chain. Starwood’s Element Hotels is the first major hotel brand to mandate that all hotels pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Thanks to thoughtful […]

Key findings from new research on LED use in hotels

Jenny Ya He, with teams at the Centre for Sustainable Development and the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation at the University of Cambridge, has conducted a study into LED use in hotels. LEDs have become increasingly popular in hotels over the past few years, but there has been little understanding of how the technologies […]

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