UK: Lost Property Hotel and The Dixon, owned by development company Dominus Real Estate, have achieved Green Key accreditation.
Green Key sets the standard for environmental responsibility and sustainable operation in the tourism sector. The criteria is set by the global Foundation for Environmental Education and backed by the World Tourism Organisation and the UN Environment Programme.
Areas of assessment include staff involvement, guest information, sustainable management of energy, waster, water, cleaning products, food, drinks, and more.
A third hotel in the Dominus portfolio – Courtyard Oxford City Centre – was also awarded Green Key certification.
Anupriya Rajpal, senior development manager at Dominus said: “Our journey toward sustainability is a source of pride. This achievement reflects our hotels’ commitment to responsible choices that minimise our environmental impact, conserve resources, and enhance guest experiences sustainably.
“Our success is a result of strong collaboration with hotel partners and our supply chain. Moving forward, we remain determined to drive progress across our portfolio. Hampton by Hilton London City and Hampton by Hilton in Bath are next on our sustainability path, ensuring our hotel portfolio earns international recognition for embracing a greener, more responsible future.”
In England, the scheme is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Programme manager Emma Whitlock said: “We are delighted to award three new hotels with Green Key certification: Lost Property, The Dixon and Courtyard Oxford City Centre. This award proves that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand, meaning travellers do not have to compromise in order to curb their carbon impact.
“The Green Key programme not only serves to recognise the specific achievements of each establishment but also to create a network within the industry for the sharing of innovation and best practice, which these three hotels will now join.”