QHotels goes green with 28 sustainability accreditations

Slaley Hall exterior

QHotels has received 28 Green Tourism Business Scheme accreditations for 2016, it has been announced.

Green Tourism, the world's largest sustainable certification programme for eco-friendly accommodation providers, recognises the best sustainable practices in tourism.

All 26 hotels in the QHotels group have been accredited by Green Tourism, with 21 scooping Gold and each maintaining or improving its previous rating. In addition, the lodges at Slaley Hall and Belton Woods also received accolades for their outstanding sustainability credentials.

Innovations at QHotels, recognised by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, include ionised water cleaning, induction hobs and roof garden terrace at The Midland in Manchester.

Michael Purtill, Managing Director at QHotels, said: "Demonstrating our green credentials is important to us and our guests, so there has been an enormous effort by our hotel teams to ensure we continue to be leaders in sustainability within theUKhotel sector.

"Their hard work and innovation has really paid off and it's great to see that the investments we have made have been recognised by Green Tourism."

Jon Proctor, Chief Executive at Green Tourism, added: "QHotels continues to show leadership in sustainability by implementing a range of improvements that support the environment.

"Most of its hotels have received Gold this year, which is a huge achievement and reflects the group's commitment to providing an eco-friendly environment for its guests and employees."

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