Beyond Green adds carbon neutral Swinton Park Hotel to portfolio

by: Felicity Cousins | June 7, 2024

UK: Beyond Green, a curated selection of sustainable hotels, resorts, and lodges, has added Swinton Park Hotel in Yorkshire to its portfolio.

Located in Ripon, North Yorkshire, the carbon-neutral hotel is a Grade II-listed castle and the ancestral home of the Earls of Swinton, set in 200 acres of parkland and gardens.

Powered by a biomass boiler, the hotel offers guests a sustainable escape with activities such as wild swimming, forest walks, falconry, and more.

Menus at the hotel included British dishes crafted from estate-grown produce by Michelin-trained chefs.

The wider Swinton Estate spans 7,000 acres of open moorland and 1,700 acres of woodland, and has partnerships with organisations like Yorkshire Dales River Trust and Nidderdale Area Outstanding Beauty.

“We are delighted to have our hotel at Swinton join Beyond Green,” said Iain Shelton, chief executive of Swinton Estate. “It further demonstrates our long-term commitment across the estate to improving the environment and promoting sustainable tourism.”

Brenda Collin, executive vice president of Europe for Preferred Travel Group said: “We are thrilled to welcome Swinton Park Hotel as our first UK member in the Beyond Green global portfolio.” 

“Guided by our pillars of Nature, Community, and Culture, our brand continues to experience careful and considerate growth, attracting hotels, lodges and resorts of all sizes united by a shared commitment to sustainability.”

Since its launch in 2021, Beyond Green has grown to represent nearly 600 hotels across the world, united by a shared commitment to sustainability leadership.

 Each member property has demonstrated impact in action and delivered on the three pillars of sustainable tourism: environmentally friendly practices that go beyond the basics; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities, adhering to over 50 indicators that align with global tourism standards and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Beyond Green released its first impact report last year.

Beyond Green releases first global impact report

Image supplied Preferred Travel Group