A hotel in the Lake District has been named Green Hotel of the Year.
The Langdale Hotel & Spa in Cumbria took the title at the hospitality industry’s own award night. The runners-up were the Marriott Marble Arch, Jury’s Inn, Liverpool, the Park Royal in Warrington and Premier Moor Hotel and Spa in Sutton Coldfield.
Langdale is a holiday resort with a 56-bedroom hotel and 100 self-catering lodges. On average there are 300-400 guests on site at any one time and of its 200 staff, around 70 live on site.
Langdale operates a wood-chip biomass boiler and is planning to fit a hydro-power generator.
Last week, ELN revealed that as many as 70% of hotels could be paying too much for their gas and electricity.
Research shows that the average hotel with 50 or more rooms will use approximately 500,000 kWh of electricity and gas, which equates to roughly £50,000 on electricity and in the region of £15,000 on gas.