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LEED Platinum: ITC Grand Chola

In September ITC Hotels opened Grand Chola in Chennai, creating the world’s largest LEED Platinum rated hotel. Last week we spoke to the Vice President and General Manager, Mr Philippe Charraudeau to get more information about the hotel’s eco initiatives. ‘ITC Hotels’ green initiatives started life as “Welcomenviron” way back in 1993. Now all of ITC’s […]

Starwood opens the first Element hotel in Europe

Starwood is to open a new-build Element hotel at Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt`s new city district near the airport. Scheduled to open in 2014, Element Frankfurt Airport marks the much-anticipated European debut of the trailblazing eco-wise brand.  The hotel will be located in a newly developed business district at the doorstep of Europe’s third busiest air […]

Green Hotelier’s Green Building Case Studies

Green Building Week has been a great opportunity to reflect on how far the world of sustainable buildings and design has come in the last decade. Whilst washing less towels and throwing things in the right bin remains important, the sector has moved on to bigger picture sustainable initiatives. Design, engineering and construction in the […]

Sustainable roof construction is underway at Nottingham University’s eco-hotel

A dramatic, undulating timber canopy has been completed over the Orchard Hotel, which is currently under construction on the University Park campus at The University of Nottingham. The rolling canopy is one of the most striking features of the £20 million, 202-bed eco-friendly hotel, designed by RHWL Architects and being built by BAM Construction for […]

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 […]

Retrofit for the future

Increasingly sustainability and energy efficiency are being integrated into the planning of new buildings, whether it is hotels, office blocks or residential estates

Sustainable Design

Increasingly under pressure to improve efficiencies, hoteliers are realising that good design in new-build properties can significantly reduce operational costs as well as their overall impact on the environment.

Furniture, Fixtures and Fittings

Why source sustainable furniture, fixtures and fittings? The term furniture, fixtures and fittings refers to the thousands of items purchased to fit out hotels – prior to opening, during refurbishment or simply as part of the ongoing operation. It does not include consumable items such as food and drink, newspapers or guest amenities. All furniture, […]

Food Safety

Why is food safety important? Food safety and hygiene means taking the necessary precautions in order to ensure that food is fit for human consumption and does not create an environmental health hazard. There are significant legal, ethical and business reasons why food safety should be part of any restaurant or food service establishment’s overall […]

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