A boutique hotel group in the UK has been recognised for its green credentials after achieving Green Tourism accreditation at all five of its hotels.


The Eden Hotel Collection has attained a ‘Silver’ award at Bovey Castle in Devon alongside ‘Bronze’ awards for The Greenway Hotel and Spa in Cheltenham, Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa in Leamington, The Arden Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Brockencote Hall Hotel in Kidderminster.


The certification recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are working to become more sustainable and are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of strong environmentally friendly practices.


All hotels within Eden have this year introduced ‘Green Champions’ to lead on sustainability initiatives which make positive changes in their place of work.


Some of the enhancements already introduced include using more energy-efficient light bulbs, prioritising local produce in the kitchens, reducing the amount of paper printed in reception by moving to digital only, and collaborating with the local community in mutually beneficial projects.


Jayne O’Malley, Group Operations Director, said: “I am immensely proud having guided and supported our hotel-based Green Champions during the past year in building the foundations and advocating the development of green initiatives to achieve four Bronze awards and one Silver award with the highly-coveted Green Tourism accreditation.


“For our five hotels to achieve these awards within our first year of increased focus is extremely commendable, and a recognition of our Green Champion’s extensive efforts, along with their teams within their hotels.


“They should all be very proud of what they have achieved so far.


“We look forward as a group to enhancing our green practices and evolving procedures, while contributing to providing a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for all.”