On Friday, Beacon were pleased to go to the annual CHA awards at the prestigious Langham Hotel in London. We were proud to be shortlisted for the Green Supplier of the Year award (non-food), and narrowly missed out to Delphis Eco packaging company.
Beacon would like to congratulate all of the winners of this year's awards!
International Considerate Hotel of the Year 2014: Park Hyatt Hadahaa (Maldives)
The resorts has developed their very own hydroponic garden and while guests have the freedom to wander in for a look around they have also created a nature dining menu where guests are surrounded by the lush vegetation for a meal highlighting the produce of the island.
UK Considerate Hotel of the Year 2014: Trenython Manor (Cornwall)
Partnering with the Fowey Festival of Words and Music 2014 which strived to support a more sustainable community locally. The hotel offered its property and grounds to the organisers of the festival in May, in order to develop a more sustainable, yet affordable and fun family weekend, with an emphasis on engaging with nature.
Considerate Marketing Initiative of the Year 2014: Draycott (London)
Draycott is working with TFL and the Cycle to Work schemes.The hotel has invested in the Cycle Superhighway Workplace Offering, which means that the hotel is eligible for cycle storage, cycle safety checks and cycle training sessions for staff (for staff not comfortable with cycling around London). This encourages staff to use a green method of transport when commuting to and from work.
Considerate Champion of the Year 2014: Gary Lohan - One Aldwych (London)
Children with Cancer affiliation and presentations raised £35,000 for children with cancer, from table donations, staff sales, a Bake challenge and sponsorship for the chef running the London marathon.
Considerate Green Team of the Year 2014: Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse (Wales)
For becoming Carbon Zero. All energy inputs are from renewable energy sources, hence no effect on climate change. Revamping the kitchen was the final piece of this integrated jigsaw.
Considerate Housekeeping Team of the Year 2014: Landmark London
Annual green calendar motivates and encourages housekeeping staff to organise green activities throughout the year. The most successful in 2013 was “World Cancer Day” when with the help from Uniform Room team they made homemade ribbons and organised a stall in the staff restaurant. We raised money for Cancer Research UK.
Good Egg Award: Zac Goldsmith
Zac is a British Conservative politician and journalist who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond Park since 2010.From 1998 to 2007 he was the editor of The Ecologist magazine, also becoming a London campaigner and commentator on environmental issues.
Considerate Hoteliers Food Supplier 2014: The Ethical Shellfish Company
Recommended by Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons, the Ethical Shellfish Company will never sell shellfish that has been fished in a way that has caused damage to the marine environment.
Considerate Hoteliers Non-Food Supplier 2014: Delphis Eco
Recommended by County Hotel, they supply biodegradable packaging, chlorine and phosphorous free, EcoLabel accredited, their community projects.
See the full shortlist on www.consideratehoteliers.com