Leopold Hotel Sheffield is celebrating after receiving accreditation by Green Tourism.
Green Tourism operate a globally recognised certification programme, which audits the commitment of tourism businesses that are actively working to become more sustainable. Environmental assessors give professional advice on areas such as reducing energy use, saving water, ethical buying, staying local and promoting biodiversity.
Commenting on the award, Leopold Hotel's General Manager Matthew Whittaker said:
"Even though we had been working hard behind the scenes to become a greener hotel, we knew it was vital to secure independent accreditation. This was a huge team effort, and I would like to thank our employees for helping us secure this award. From larger projects such as installing energy efficient machinery to everyday practices such as switching off lights and appliances, conserving water and reducing food waste, everyone got involved and helped us to create a more sustainable business.
"Our leisure and corporate guests are now looking for destinations, attractions and activities that provide a level of eco-awareness in their operations, so we are very pleased that our green practices have been independently audited and recognised with Silver status. And we won't stop there, we have ambitious plans to continue on this sustainable journey, which is a key focus for our business."
Leopold Hotel is located in the heart of Sheffield and is owned by international hospitality company PREM Group. Formerly a grammar school, the building is steeped in history with 89 guest rooms, each with its own unique character and charm. The bar serves light bites and a selection of cocktails, wines and beers. With four meeting rooms and a fitness centre, Leopold Hotel has an enviable location in Leopold Square with an array of upmarket bars and eateries. An ideal destination for a short break or a business stay.
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