Talking Point: Four Ways Hotels Can Recover and Re-use Waste Energy

Talking Point: Four Ways Hotels Can Recover and Re-use Waste Energy

You may be doing everything you can to be energy efficient, but more than half of energy produced is wasted. Did you know it’s possible to recover waste energy and re-use it? José Melico, Founder of Zypho explains how. Hotels around the world are investing in reducing their energy consumption by using more energy efficient […]

Mercure Convention Center Ancol Jakarta: Saving water for efficiency and the community

This year’s winner of the Green Hotelier Awards, named Green Hotelier of the Year, was the Mercure Convention Centre Ancol, Jakarta. This hotel has very deliberately invested a lot of time and effort in improving its sustainability across the board. They were also the winners of the GH Awards in the Water category, not least […]

Hotel sector unites under ITP to tackle forced labour

The world’s leading hotel groups are standing together to tackle the issue of forced labour. The industry came together with ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – to launch ITP’s Principles on Forced Labour at an event in Singapore. The Principles represent a big first step for ITP helping its members reach their Goal for […]

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company of the International Tourism Partnership to meet the ITP Goal […]

HICAP Sustainability Awards open for entries

The call is out for hotels to enter the HICAP Sustainability Awards. Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) has announced that entries for the HICAP 2018 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018. The 29th annual HICAP will be held 17-19 October 2018, at The Kerry Hotel […]

Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant

All EU member countries, including the UK, face mandatory energy efficiency regulation as part of the EU-wide drive to improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), the UK version of the regulation, is now in Phase 2 requiring large hotel chains to submit detailed audited reports on their energy […]

Talking Point: Creating a healthy environment inside as well as out

Being environmentally friendly doesn’t just mean adopting practices that are kind on the external environment, it also means providing a healthy environment that’s great for staff and guests to spend time in. Studies suggest consumers value organisations and businesses that show green initiative and environmental consciousness. In the hotel industry the health of hospitality staff […]

Campaign encourages guests to reduce plastic waste

Hotel guests will be encouraged this year to avoid creating plastic waste during their stays. Many hotels have already started to reduce their plastic waste through measures like not using plastic straws in drinks and not selling water in plastic bottles. So hoteliers will be pleased to see that plastic is the theme for this […]

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