WHATLEY MANOR HOTEL & SPA TAKES LEADERSHIP POSITION IN SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
The UK’s First Luxury Country Manor House Hotel to Achieve Earthcheck’s Silver Accreditation
In an important milestone, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, the five-star luxury hotel in the Cotswolds, has achieved Silver certification through EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.
Sue Williams, MI FIH General Manager of Whatley Manor, welcomed the accreditation: “We are delighted to be the UK’s first Luxury Manor House Hotel to have achieved Earthcheck’s Silver Accreditation. This serves as a solid testament to the sustainability initiatives we have deployed at Whatley Manor since 2019.”
We are committed to continue this challenging yet meaningful and exciting journey. We hope to achieve our goal of net zero carbon emission for Scope 1&2 by 2028, and Scope 3 by 2035.”
To avoid catastrophic climate change, the world needs to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels. Today, we are already at 1.1 °C and feeling the effects, meaning that the window for achieving our target and avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change is rapidly closing. The very environmental values and cultural assets that attract visitors to destinations need to be protected and responsibly managed. The tourism industry and its operators are key to creating this change.
Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said that Whatley Manor Hotel has taken a significant leadership position in sustainability.
Mr. Moore said: “I would like to congratulate whole team at Whatley Manor on their achievement. The hotel is a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa has been leading the way in sustainability in the hospitality sector and as a proud member of the Pride of Britain Hotels (PoB) and as the Chairman of PoB, Sue Williams is keen to knowledge share and encourage other hoteliers on their journey.
By working with EarthCheck, Whatley Manor has joined other industry leaders who are taking meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.
For more information, contact:
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa – Sustainability Officer – Florence Yu
Telephone: 01666 827 088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa – Marketing – Eloise Gordon
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EarthCheck – Marketing
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EarthCheck is the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry. EarthCheck’s holistic approach to responsible tourism and its world leading science enables destinations and operators to benchmark and certify their performance with confidence and surety.
Through its Total Tourism Management™ platform, EarthCheck works in partnership with clients to help plan for the future and guide the design, construction and operation of smart buildings and the responsible management of tourism destinations. Find out more at earthcheck.org
About Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Whatley Manor, the charming 23-bedroom country manor house hotel and spa set in the idyllic Cotswolds, near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, is fast becoming a beacon for sustainable luxury. Executive Chef Ricki Weston oversees all food and beverage at the hotel, including the Michelin-starred Dining Room, Grey’s Restaurant, room service, afternoon tea, spa lounge, events and private dining. The hotel also holds a Michelin Green star in recognition of its ‘sustainable gastronomy’, Boutique Hotelier’s Best Sustainable Achievement 2022, and has been awarded four Rosettes in The AA Restaurant Guide 2022/23, as well as rated 4/5 (and in the Top 100) in the Harden’s Best UK Restaurants Guide 2022.
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0RB www.whatleymanor.com