Global Hotel Alliance’s (GHA) new Green Collection brings together nearly 200 hotels, resorts and palaces operated by GHA hotel brands that are demonstrating their commitment to protecting people and the planet.
Every Green Collection property has attained at least one certification from a globally-recognized environmental organization. EarthCheck, Green Growth 2050, Green Key and Green Globe are among the 15 leading certification bodies represented. Each requires hotels to meet the highest international standards for sustainability initiatives and performance, with regular third-party audits conducted to retain certification.
“Across GHA’s 800 properties from 40 brands, located in 100 countries around the globe, there are some world-class examples of practices and initiatives with a positive environmental and social impact, and we are incredibly proud of these efforts, which we celebrate with the launch of Green Collection,” said Chris Hartley, CEO, Global Hotel Alliance.
“By launching Green Collection, we are reiterating our alignment to the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), which guide the development of the hospitality industry for a more sustainable future,” he added.
Green Collection spans the world
The new collection accounts for almost one-quarter (24%) of the GHA Discovery portfolio and represents half of its brands, from mid-scale to high-end. Brands represented include:
- Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
- Avani Hotels & Resorts
- Capella Hotels & Resorts
- Corinthia Hotels
- Elewana Collection
- GLO Hotels
- JA Resorts & Hotels
- Kempinski Hotels
- Marco Polo Hotels
- NH Hotels
- NH Collection
- Niccolo Hotels
- Oaks Hotels Resorts & Suites
- Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts
- Patina Hotels & Resorts,
- Parkroyal Collection, Parkroyal
- Sikhothai Hotels & Resorts
- Outrigger Resorts & Hotels
- The Set Collection
The collection is geographically diverse and is present in 44 countries and 112 destinations. In the Middle East and North Africa, Green Collection properties account for half of the GHA Discover portfolio, while in Africa and Asia, it accounts for 37% and 36% respectively.
Countries with the highest density of Green Collection hotels are the Netherlands with 31 properties (97% of Global Hotel Alliance in that country); Thailand with 16 hotels (52%); the UAE with 15 hotels (52%); China with 13 hotels (31%); Kenya with 10 hotels (77%); and Belgium and Argentina with seven hotels (54% and 50%, respectively).
UAE-based Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.