Melia to use “digital twinning” to measure water
WORLDWIDE: Meliá Hotels International is to create “digital twins” of the water infrastructure at its properties, to help monitor consumption as well as identify anomalies and improvement areas. Report by Mark Caswell
Washington DC to host second Sustainability Summit for business travel
US: Tomorrow the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) will be hosting its second global Sustainability Summit, in Washington DC.
Californian hotel aims to be carbon neutral by next year
US: The Ameswell Hotel, a design and technology-inspired hotel in California, is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2024.
Exclusive Collection partners with RAW Charging to roll out EV chargers
UK: Exclusive Collection has partnered with RAW Charging to install EV chargers at five of its venues so far. Mark Caswell reports
Luxury hospitality company Inspirato joins Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
UK: The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has announced Inspirato Incorporated as its newest member.
Fully electric room2 Belfast to open this summer
EUROPE: The Lamington Group is adding to its net zero “hometel” brand with the opening of room2 Belfast this summer.
Edyn publishes first ESG impact report
EUROPE: Hospitality group edyn has published its inaugural impact report, with details including reductions in CO2 emissions and plans to improve waste data. Mark Caswell reports
Indian Hotels Company to “phase out” single-use plastic
INDIA: Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, has said it is committed to reducing single-use plastic across its portfolio.
Belfast Hotel Group invests £380,000 in solar energy
EUROPE: Northern Ireland’s largest hotel group, Andras Hotels, has installed 947 solar panels at the group’s Crowne Plaza hotel in Belfast, representing an investment of £380,000.
Accor partners with Green Key and Green Globe for sustainability certification
WORLDWIDE: Accor is aiming for all of its hotels to receive an external sustainability certification before the end of 2026. Mark Caswell reports
IHG offers solar panel projects to its US hotels across three states
IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced a renewable energy offering for its hotels in select markets across the US
Premier Inn to open first all-electric property this year
UK: Premier Inn will open its first all-electric property this year, as its owner Whitbread’s net zero target is validated by SBTi.
Mansley Serviced Apartments achieves Silver rating from Green Tourism
UK: Mansley Serviced Apartments has announced all seven of its properties have received a Silver rating from Green Tourism.
First carbon negative hotel in the US to open in Denver next year
US: Developer Urban Villages will open the US’ first carbon negative hotel in spring next year in Denver, and another one in Seattle in the summer of 2024.
Partnership aims to tackle food waste in hotels
WORLDWIDE: The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has partnered with World Resources Institute (WRI) to tackle the issue of food waste across the globe.