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NH achieves world first with BREEAM Outstanding rating

NH Hotels’ Ribera del Manzanares in Madrid is the first hotel in the world to obtain an ‘Outstanding’ ranking for its building management in its BREEAM certificate. The hotel which also ranked very highly in the Green Hotelier Awards this year, has gone to great lengths to ensure an extremely high standard of sustainability. To […]

hub by Premier Inn claims UK sustainability first

Premier Inn’s newly launched hotel concept – hub by Premier Inn – in London’s Covent Garden, has become the first hotel in the UK to achieve an Outstanding BREEAM rating at design stage. The Whitbread hotel at St Martins Lane, which cost over £30 million to build, includes state of the art heat, cooling and […]

Whitbread releases 2013-14 sustainability report

Earlier in December, Whitbread released their 2013/14 Corporate Sustainability Report, proving their continued commitment to acting responsibly in the face of global expansion. Whitbread, International Tourism Partnership members and owners of Premier Inn, recognise their challenge. Expansion needs to be carefully balanced with CSR commitments and this feeling is evident throughout their latest sustainability report. […]

European launch of Global Youth Wellbeing Index

Last week Green Hotelier was fortunate enough to attend the European launch of Hilton Worldwide’s Global Youth Wellbeing Index, a tool that examines the quality of life for young people in 30 countries. The report was compiled by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and International Youth Foundation (IYF), with support from Hilton […]

Hilton reaches targets and sets out new commitments in 2013-14 CSR report

Hilton Worldwide today released its 2013-2014 corporate responsibility report. The report highlights efforts, achievements and priorities across Travel with Purpose: creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainability. The report is International Tourism Partnership member, Hilton Worldwide’s third corporate responsibility report, and its first since returning to public markets following a record-breaking IPO in December […]

Mr & Mrs Smith celebrate eco hotels through awards

People often say sustainability and luxury can’t go hand and hand but here at Green Hotelier we know better than most that this simply isn’t true. And, what better way to prove so than when champions of indulgence Mr & Mrs Smith decide to include an eco category in their awards. Twenty hotels have been shortlisted for the award, […]

Hyatt’s 2020 Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Goals deepen Hyatt’s commitment to environmental stewardship with a focus on energy, waste and water reduction, sustainable building, supply chain management, and stakeholder engagement. In conjunction with the release of its 2013-2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, Hyatt Hotels Corporation unveiled today an aggressive set of environmental goals for the year 2020, all designed to strengthen Hyatt’s […]

The Bristol Hotel awarded first GreenLeader accreditation in the city

The first TripAdvisor GreenLeader bronze status in Bristol has been awarded to The Bristol Hotel. The hotel has recently launched a Green Team and has been working in all areas of the hotel to “Go Green” with a different Green focus of the month. Among the initiatives the team has implemented has been recycling bins […]

Cornell Study Finds LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

A new study from Cornell University has found that hotels gain a revenue benefit when they are certified under the LEED sustainable building program. By comparing LEED certified hotels with a competitive set of non-certified hotels, the study found substantial increases in average daily rates and revenue per available room for the LEED hotels. The […]