Green Hotels… stay true to the environment

Green HotelsExpanding our horizons and exploring the world is an essential part of helping the global economy flourish – sharing wealth and opportunity across the globe. However, alongside the positives we must employ responsible manangement and thoughtful initiatives that are mindful of any adverse impact international travel can have on the environment.

APH is committed to minimising the effects of our operations, while also working with companies and organisations that strive to do the same. This is why we’re proud supporters of Green Tourism and its Green Hotels Awards.

Read on to find out more about the Green Tourism awards and how you can choose hotels sympathetic to the environment.

What is Green Hotels?

Inside the Radisson Blu Edwardian at Heathrow - which has a Gold award from Green Tourism

Inside the Radisson Blu Edwardian at Heathrow – which has a Gold award from Green Tourism

Green Hotels is a scheme overseen by Green Tourism – the Government-recognised not-for-profit organisation that grades businesses on their green credentials. If you’re looking to stay in a hotel that shares your desire to respect the environment, finding a venue with a Green Tourism Award is a great start.

Why choose a green hotel?
Booking accommodation in a hotel with a Green Tourism certificate means you’re choosing a business that’s working positively toward being sustainable.

Hotels and the environment
How can a hotel help to lessen the impact travel has on the planet? Find out more by reading this case study looking at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Group – including its Gold-graded hotel at Heathrow Airport.
Read the case study here

Green Hotels at your airport

Stay in a green hotel to help lesson the impact of your travels

Stay in a green hotel to help lesson the impact of your travels

APH is proud to work with a wide selection of airport hotels that have received awards from Green Tourism. Book your green hotel here.

Hotel Airport Postcode Award
Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Airport TW6 2SQ Gold
Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport UB7 0DP Bronze
Heathrow Windsor Marriott Heathrow Airport SL3 8PT Gold
Hilton Heathrow Garden Inn Heathrow Airport LU2 8DD Bronze
Leonardo Hotel, Heathrow Heathrow Airport UB7 0DP Gold
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel Heathrow Airport UB3 5AN Gold
Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow Heathrow Airport UB7 0DU Gold
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Heathrow Airport UB3 5AW Gold
Courtyard By Marriott Gatwick Gatwick Airport RH6 0NT Bronze
Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel Gatwick Airport RH6 0PH Silver
Best Western Cresta Court Hotel Manchester Airport WA14 4DP Bronze
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport Manchester Airport M90 3RA Silver
Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Airport Stansted Airport CM24 1PP Gold
Hilton London Stansted Stansted Airport CM24 1SF Silver
Jurys Inn East Midlands East Midlands Airport DE74 2SH Bronze
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport EH28 8AU Bronze
Edinburgh Marriott Edinburgh Airport EH12 8NF Gold
Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport Glasgow Airport PA3 2TR Silver
Crowne Plaza Liverpool Liverpool J/L Airport L24 8QD Silver
Jurys Inn Bradford Leeds Bradford Airport BD1 2DH Gold
Jurys Inn Exeter Exeter Airport EX1 2DB Gold
Jurys Inn Southampton Southampton Airport SO14 0TB Gold
Holiday Inn Southend Southend Airport SS2 6XG Awaiting Grading

Hilton Garden Inn
Heathrow Airport
TW6 2SQ
Rating: Gold Award

Leonardo Hotel London
Heathrow Airport
UB7 0DP
Rating: Bronze Award

Heathrow Windsor Marriott
Heathrow Airport
SL3 8PT
Rating: Gold Award

Hilton Heathrow Garden Inn
Heathrow Airport
LU2 8DD
Rating: Bronze Award

Leonardo Hotel, Heathrow
Heathrow Airport
UB7 0DP
Rating: Gold Award

London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
Heathrow Airport
UB3 5AN
Rating: Gold Award

Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow
Heathrow Airport
UB7 0DU
Rating: Gold Award

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow
Heathrow Airport
UB3 5AW
Rating: Gold Award

Courtyard By Marriott Gatwick
Gatwick Airport
RH6 0NT
Rating: Bronze Award

Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel
Gatwick Airport
RH6 0PH
Rating: Silver Award

Best Western Cresta Court Hotel
Manchester Airport
WA14 4DP
Rating: Bronze Award

Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport
M90 3RA
Rating: Silver Award

Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport
CM24 1PP
Rating: Gold Award

Hilton London Stansted
Stansted Airport
CM24 1SF
Rating: Silver Award

Jurys Inn
East Midlands Airport
DE74 2SH
Rating: Bronze Award

Holiday Inn Express
Edinburgh Airport
EH28 8AU
Rating: Bronze Award

Edinburgh Marriott
Edinburgh Airport
EH12 8NF
Rating: Gold Award

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport
PA3 2TR
Rating: Silver Award

Crowne Plaza Liverpool
Liverpool J/L Airport
L24 8QD
Rating: Silver Award

Jurys Inn Bradford
Leeds Bradford Airport
BD1 2DH
Rating: Gold Award

Jurys Inn Exeter
Exeter Airport
EX1 2DB
Rating: Gold Award

Jurys Inn Southampton
Southampton Airport
SO14 0TB
Rating:Gold Award

Holiday Inn Southend
Southend Airport
SS2 6XG
Awaiting Grading

Green Tourism Awards

Bronze, Silver and Gold grades are awarded by Green Tourism; here is what each level relates to…

Bronze – Committed / Good: Typically has some ethical or green purchasing such as fair trade coffee and some local sourcing, has low energy lighting in most areas has good general recycling systems and promotes either local public transport or activities to do without the car such as walking and cycling. A green co-ordinator is working to reduce impacts in all key areas.

Silver – Progressive / Excellent: The business shares its values in going green to both staff and customers. With significant use of recycled products as well as recycling to close the loop. The business sources from ethical and local sources extensively and is working to green its whole supply chain. Energy and water efficiency are key issues with evidence of heating and lighting changes to be more efficient. Showers and taps are effective but not wasteful. Monitoring of resource use such as energy water and waste is helping to deliver significant changes.

Gold – Inspirational / Outstanding: The highest standards of sustainability are being achieved with a strong and broad ethos and excellent examples throughout. The latest technologies will be employed from LED lighting through to efficient boilers and even renewable technologies. The business has efficient control of resource use and can demonstrate effective monitoring with targets for savings. Green procurement will include sustainable fish/meat sources, a range of ethical products and working with local suppliers to provide fresh, local and even organic items. Changes in working practices are leading to significant benefits to the business, community and supply chain.

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