Costa coffee owner cuts its carbon

Ever think about how much carbon goes into making your coffee? It’s a question the owner of the Costa coffee chain has thought about – and it says it has saved more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 in 2011. Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, cut the same amount of carbon as taking […]

Marriott hotels plan to save 450m gallons of water in 3 years

Global hotelier Marriott is planning to cut its water use by 450 million gallons over the next three years. The chain has teamed up with sustainable services firm Nalco to install water saving equipment in chillers and cooling towers across its hotels worldwide. The programme was kicked off at a hotel in Mumbai, India, where […]

Green Hotel of the Year unveiled

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. […]

Poor energy management costs UK hotels £250m

Figures show that as many as 70% of hotels could be paying too much for their gas and electricity. And the energy crisis, which is said to affect around 35,000 hotels in the UK, is estimated to be costing the country’s hotel industry more than £250m a year. Research shows that the average hotel with […]