Founded by Jeroen van Drunen and Lennard de Klerk, Irota EcoLodge is a small-scale sustainable holiday resort in Northern Hungary that opened in July 2016. In just a few short years, the’ve already set an example in the European tourism industry for sustainable hotel management.
Many European hoteliers are implementing water saving initiatives to cut costs and take a stance for the environment.
It’s not easy being green.
When it comes to finding interesting discussions and new ideas about sustainable hotel management, Twitter is an absolute gold mine. That’s why I decided to put together a list of 10 industry thought leaders that never fail to share their insights and help the industry move towards greener, more eco-friendly, and more socially sustainable practices.
Whether you’re managing a small boutique hotel, a luxury resort, or a huge chain of properties, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to environmental sustainability. And who better to inspire you than some of the world’s leading hotel businesses?
Hotels across the globe are making changes both big and small in the name of sustainability. Besides protecting the environment, making your hotel eco-friendly reduces your operational costs and boosts your brand reputation—all while improving guest satisfaction.
As hotels consume massive amounts of energy and produce tons of waste, they have a major impact on the ecosystem. To mirror customer concerns about environmental issues, reduce pollution, and cut costs, more and more European hoteliers are adopting sustainable strategies.
Environmental sustainability in the hotel industry has evolved far beyond traditional towel and linen programs. Sure, initiatives like these are still needed but as most European hoteliers already know, it's time to start thinking bigger.
Did you know that 95% of European hotel managers consider environmental sustainability either very important (64%) or important (31%)?
There's no denying it: environmental sustainability is currently one of the most pressing topics in the hotel industry. Yet, we couldn't find any up-to-date information about the concrete ways in which electricity, waste, and water are managed in European hotels.