The Castle Hotel Windsor is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Gold Green Tourism Award.
Following on from their first GreenCheck, the hotel won the accolade as part of their involvement with the Green Tourism Accreditation Programme, an awards certification programme that strives to amplify the efforts of tourism businesses in becoming more sustainable. Green Tourism’s Bronze/Silver/Gold Awards are acknowledged worldwide as being an indicator of positive environmentally-friendly practice amongst tourism businesses. The Castle Hotel has thrived in “displaying an excellent understanding of sustainability as well as an awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with running a responsible business.”
The Castle Hotel’s worked in partnership with hospitality specialists Mission Net Zero to create a strong and enduring commitment to sustainability. This was reflected in their diverse range of initiatives – where key policies such as the responsible sourcing of produce from local suppliers run alongside unique and creative projects, such as the building of bug hotels to support biodiversity. Other new initiatives include the introduction of bikes available to hire on site at the hotel, this encourages guests to travel sustainably and enjoy the local area in a responsible way. The Castle Hotel is also paving the way in sustainable tourism with their new ‘Give Back for Feedback’ initiative, where every time a guest provides feedback via an online site or by direct email, the hotel will plant a tree with their partner ‘More:trees’, supporting their tree planting and community programmes in North Haiti, East Kenya and Madagascar.
The areas in which the hotel were shown to be particularly strong are the ‘Community’, ‘Awareness’ and ‘Experiences’ categories, demonstrated by the hotel’s distinctive incorporation of a green story within their business ethos, as well as their clear practice of water conservation and protecting water quality. In celebration of the team’s hard work toward gaining this accreditation, the hotel will be awarded with a certificate and gold plaque.
For more information on The Castle Hotel Windsor’s journey towards sustainability, please visit their ‘Sustainability Policy’ page.