A leading city centre hotel has scooped an award for best environmental performance, beating off competition from 234 hotels across Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Hilton Cardiff has been named the best performing Hilton hotel, alongside Hilton Hurghada Resort in Egypt, in its ‘Bikes are Back’ competition.
The competition was set up as part of Hilton’s commitment to preserving the environment, challenging hotels to go further in improving their environmental performance by reducing energy use, water and more.
All Hilton Cardiff’s 135 team members have received an Apollo mountain bike to reward the team’s efforts.
The hotel won the award for its waste reduction efforts, which included its commitment to recycling, cardboard baling, water reuse and food waste electrical generation.
Hilton Cardiff diverted more than 80% of its waste from landfill last year, reduced its use of water by nearly a third and reduced its energy use by nearly 30%.
Recently, Hilton Cardiff revealed it had reduced its energy consumption by over a million (kwh) units per year.
To add to its recent success, Hilton Cardiff also scooped the highest level for TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader programme for its good practice environmental performance, and was shortlisted for the ‘Leisure and Tourism’ category in the Cardiff Life awards 2017.
Marie Fagan, general manager at Hilton Cardiff, said: “As a leading hotel in Cardiff, we place a huge amount of importance on our environmental practice, and it is fantastic that this latest achievement recognises and rewards the efforts of our entire team.
“We are also thrilled that we have managed to scoop the platinum level for TripAdvisor’s GreenLeader programme, which, again, recognises our commitment to the environment.
“Our employees are really excited to have been given the state-of-the-art bikes, which many will now ride to work. We look forward to implementing new technologies to continue our best environmental practice going forward.”
Darren Cook, Vice President Engineering Ops, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton:
“Congratulations to all the Hilton Cardiff Team Members on achieving environmental excellence! As a global company operating in more than 100 countries, we take our environmental impact very seriously, through the products and services we use to how we conserve and use energy and water.
“The Hilton Cardiff team has made significant progress in its environmental performance, and it’s great that we can reward them in this way!
As well as being committed to sustainability, the hotel is also dedicated to investing in its communities, and most recently the hotel donated over £30,000 for youth charities in Wales.