THE GREEN HOUSE, England
WHAT IS THE OUTSTANDING GREEN FACTOR? It has been quite a journey since its opening but the boutique hotel prides itself in what they believe in – sustainable tourism. The Green Hotel operates on five core principles. Firstly, locally sourced products should always be chosen; be it for energy, transportation or food, supporting local business is important.
Secondly, recycling should come naturally and by observing the 4Rs, it will minimise energy consumption, waste and landfill. Thirdly, consider the life cycle of everything that comes into the hotel and the adverse impact on the environment. Fourthly, insist on high welfare standards, even for organisations that the resort deals with. Lastly, be transparent to all staff and customers to build a high level of trust.
STYLE BONUS? This beautiful boutique hotel is home to 32 bedrooms, complete with contemporary decor, tactile fabrics and quality natural materials that complement the bright and airy period rooms. Each stunning bedroom comes with an en suite bathroom outfitted with natural stone basins, walk-in showers and luxury toiletries. Organic goose-down duvets encased in crisp organic bed linen promise a good night’s rest. Look forward to the lovely welcome of freshly baked homemade biscuits to pair with a cup of afternoon tea or coffee. Relish in imaginative seasonal cooking in Arbor, a two-AA Rosette restaurant and winner of a Gold in the Dorset Tourism Awards 2014 and 2015.