The Eco Hotel of the Year Award recognises a “clear commitment” to sustainability, demonstrated through good practice and policy to make a positive contribution to reducing impact on the environment.
According to the AA, the Grove’s environmental policies include moving towards a paper free administration, as well as partnering with an electric car taxi firm to ensure guests can travel in a sustainable way.
Aviator provides bikes to reduce guests’ car use, commits to extensive recycling, and uses local suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of their culinary offerings, and Carbis Bay Hotel has installed energy efficient systems, planted trees and plants to encourage wildlife conservation, and utilises environmentally friendly chemicals in cleaning processes.
Last year’s winner was Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland, which was praised for its commitment to regular beach cleaning, energy saving and creative recycling schemes.
Simon Numphud, managing director of AA Media, said: “We are pleased to reveal the shortlist for the Eco Hotel of the Year award. We are all aware of the importance of tackling climate change, and each of the shortlisted establishments shows a deep commitment to being sustainable and implementing green policies, while maintaining excellent guest experience.”
The Eco Hotel of the Year winner will be announced on Monday 23 September at the AA Hospitality Award ceremony at Grosvenor House, hosted by Kate Silverton.