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< Back to news 07 June, 2012

Considerate Hoteliers Award winners announced

The Considerate Hoteliers Association Hotel of the Year Awards took place on May 31st, at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. beacon purchasing were proud sponsors at the event...
On May 31st the Considerate Hoteliers Association (CHA) ‘Hotel of the Year Awards’ took place at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane.

The annual awards and gala lunch celebrated the best in environmental, sustainable and socially responsible performance and was open to all UK hotels and small accommodation providers.

Sponsored by beacon purchasing, the afternoon lunch saw seven prestigious awards presented. beacon would like to congratulate all winners and nominees.

Winners of the Considerate Hoteliers Awards were:

Considerate Hotel of the Year 2011/12
the Lancaster London

The Considerate Sustainable Food Award
Montague Arms Hotel, Beaulieu, Hampshire

The Considerate Small Accommodation Provider of the Year Award
Hotel Petit Champ, Sark, Channel Islands

The Considerate Green Team of the Year – sponsored by beacon purchasing
the Landmark London

The Considerate Green Champion of the Year
Clare Wright, director of procurement, Lancaster London

The Considerate Green Suppliers of the Year Award – sponsored by beacon purchasing
National winner: Sunlight textile rental and laundering service
Local winner: SEM (Sark Estate Management) market garden

Best Green Marketing Initiative
Lasswade Country House and Restaurant at Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

Considerate Hoteliers Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike LeRoy, recently retired as environmental policy manager, Westminster City Council

Considerate Good Egg of the Year Award
Gary Lohan, chief engineer/sustainability manager, One Aldwych, London

John Firrell, summed up the Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards 2011/12 beautifully by saying  “Despite all the challenges presented by these straitened times, excellent hoteliers are combining the skills of great guest care and a strong business ethic with the application of responsible practices and initiatives. Much progress has been made and continues to be made in the field of sustainability within the hotel industry. With these practices in place, we are all winners through the efforts of these fine establishments and individuals. Guests can now book with confidence – knowing the ‘considerate’ hotelier is alive and well and, more importantly, making a difference. It makes me very proud to see what they have achieved.

“Considerate Hoteliers must now look to the future. As we look to new horizons, we hope that what to date has been consistent growth will gather pace. In keeping with our intent to represent everything a ‘considerate’ hotelier should stand for, we will be adding accessibility as a new award category in 2013. In addition, we are setting our sights on Europe and beyond. Watch this space!”

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