To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Macdonald Windsor Hotel achieves a top Gold Green Tourism Award

17th February 2014

Categories: News

The AA four red star Macdonald Windsor townhouse hotel has been awarded a top Gold rating in the Green Tourism Business scheme, the leading sustainable tourism certification programme in the UK validated by VisitEngland.

Businesses are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria covering a range of areas like energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more.

Part of Macdonald Hotels’ Signature Collection, the three year old boutique townhouse hotel was designed from the outset to be ‘green’ incorporating as many environmentally friendly initiatives as possible.

Delighted with the achievement initiatives Beverley Molmans, General Manager at Macdonald Windsor Hotel said; “We owe much to our ‘green champion’ Greg Brown who has worked with our ‘green team’ to ensure the environmental initiatives are maintained and continually developed for the benefit of our guests and future generations.”

After carrying out their audit, the Green Tourism advisor said; “This award highlights the hard work and dedication to sustainability shown within the team at the hotel. Areas such as energy and energy monitoring are very strong as is the purchasing ethos of the Macdonald brand.” 

Macdonald Windsor Hotel had the hotel group’s first four signature ‘green rooms’, named after trees in Windsor Great Park; all items in these rooms demonstrate that it is possible to be environmentally sustainable without sacrificing quality and comfort. Initiatives include natural artwork and eco-friendly low chemical paint; energy efficient irons and kettles, fair trade tea and coffee and rechargeable batteries on the safes and remote controls.

Other eco-friendly initiatives include; a rooftop herb garden; motion sensor lighting for bathrooms and corridors; locked windows to save energy wastage; installation of a cardboard compactor and water bottling on site. Future plans include the installation of an electric car charging point for guests.

These achievements reflect Macdonald Hotels & Resorts’ industry leading ‘green’ credentials, which were recognised by scooping the prestigious 2012 – 2013 AA Eco-Hotel Group of the Year award.

The three year old boutique townhouse hotel has 120 bedrooms including ten luxurious suites with views of Windsor Castle. For more details call Macdonald Windsor Hotel on 0844 879 9101 or visit www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Windsor; follow the hotel on Twitter @MadonaldWindsor. 

September 2017

June 2017

October 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

Tools & Downloads...

Languages

Don't Miss...

Don't Miss...