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Sustainable Hotel Champion
mainWhen Gram separated the findings of its Gram Green Paper sector specific reports, the hotel sector came out as a leader within the industry, demonstrating the highest number of green actions and setting the standard in running greener establishments. After a successful search for its Sustainable Restaurant Champion, Gram decided it was high time that search extended to find a Sustainable Hotel Champion of the year.

Judged by an independent panel formed of representatives from Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine, the Considerate Hoteliers Association and the Institute of Hospitality, Radisson Blu Edinburgh was chosen as the overall winner for its focus on putting sustainability at the top of their agenda.

Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor at Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine, commented: “This hotel had an obvious passion for the environment with many systems in place. I particularly liked the fact that they were reducing the use of chemicals. They had also reduced the number of beverage deliveries and I think this will become much more of a key target for many businesses in 2012”.

Glenn Roberts, managing director for Gram UK, commented: “We would like to thank everyone that took the time to enter the competition and the judges for choosing our winner. As we expected from such an energy-orientated sector, the standard of entries was extremely high and testament to the findings of The Hotel Green Paper.”

The Radisson Blu Edinburgh walked away from the competition with the choice of one of three energy-efficient Gram refrigerators that top the Carbon Trust’s Energy Technology List (ETL).

We are delighted to receive this prize as we have always taken pride in our green programme and which for many in the hotel is second nature. This prize will be welcomed by our kitchen team and will certainly not look out of place in our newly refurbished kitchen in early 2012.
Steve Valentine, regional chief engineer of Radisson Blu, Edinburgh


logo-iohThe Radisson Blu Edinburgh has a ‘green team’ which keeps them ahead of the rest and also their involvement with even recycling soaps and shampoos is very innovative. A good and worthy winner, but all other entrants showed just how important the environment is even in the most commercial businesses. Well done to all!
Robert Croft, chairman of the Institute of Hospitality Midlands branch


consideratehoteliersThe winners have shown consistency and persistency in their intent, staff colleagues willingly embrace the hotel’s green credentials and despite the economic outlook the hotel is prepared to press home their sustainable initiatives. Well done!
John Firrell, director of the Considerate Hoteliers Association

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