The digital magazine Green Hotelier opened its 2017 Awards to applications from the world’s most sustainable and responsible hotels.
Building on the success of previous years, the industry’s leading voice on sustainability in hospitality is again seeking the hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas with the innovative environmental and responsible initiatives and practices that make them leaders in sustainability.
Last year’s winners were extremely diverse, ranging from a Heathrow airport hotel trialling new technology for the rest of the brand’s properties, to a classic hotel in Sydney with a 25 year sustainability history. Other properties recognised in the Awards include hotels in Costa Rica with an extraordinarily low environmental footprint thanks to methane capture and black water treatments, and hotels in Bogota, Dubai, Thailand, Jordan, UAE, Malaysia, Dublin and Lisbon: all very different properties but all working hard to reduce their environmental impact whilst being a force for social good.
Green Hotelier Editor and awards co-judge Siobhan O’Neill said, “Green Hotelier aims to be a free resource showcasing best practice in sustainability from hotels around the world in order that other hoteliers can replicate their initiatives and become more responsible businesses with improved environmental impacts. Not all solutions will work in all regions of the world, but every journey is a lesson we can learn from. This is the chance for the best green hotels around the world to share what they’ve learned with us and their peers to help the hospitality industry as a whole have a collective impact.
“Since we opened the Green Hotelier Awards up to properties beyond the UK, we’ve seen them grow year on year with dozens of varied entries whose eco-initiatives are both fascinating and effective. I can’t wait to learn more from this year’s applicants and to help share their stories and their sustainability journeys to the wider industry.”
The Green Hotelier Awards 2017 are open now with a closing date for applications of Friday 24th March. Winners will be announced during Responsible Business Week starting 24th April 2016.
There will be a winner and two runners up for each of the four regions. Applications are open to hotels of all shapes and sizes whether a rustic island resort or inner city business hotel. For more information and to download an application form, visit Green Hotelier.