Marriott International pledges to check out plastic straws

The hotel giant will ditch them from more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands

Skyscraper hotel to take CO2 savings to new heights

A tower hotel in the UK is to be powered by a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. The 135KW unit will provide low carbon electricity, heating and hot water to the 39-storey Novotel skyscraper in Canary Wharf, due for completion in autumn this year. It is expected to reduce 213 tonnes of carbon emissions […]

Half of travellers ‘prefer sustainable hotels’

Sustainability and energy consumption are important to half of travellers when choosing hotels. That’s according to a survey by OnePoll, which added a third of 2,000 guests questioned believe hotels should be judged on how sustainable they are. The survey also revealed a third of people admitted to using more energy than they would at home. […]

Hollywood sitcom uses all green set

Hollywood tends to be associated more with gold than green – that is, until now. A set builder is claiming to have designed the world’s first completely sustainable set for an American sitcom. The Emmy-nominated show Raising Hope is about a man becoming a single-parent after the woman he had a one-night stand with is […]