The automotive industry is certainly one which is contributing towards a greener planet, with manufacturers now offering electric and hybrid models as a standard part of their production line. But what about other sectors, such as hospitality? How can the likes of hotels ensure their services are more eco-friendly? A city stay may not scream eco-friendliness, but major steps are being taken to make our urban hotspots more environmentally conscious.
For example, these five Manchester hotels are part of the Green Tourism programme, which means they are committed to improving their sustainability by saving water, reducing their energy usage, buying ethically, disposing of waste in an eco-friendly manner and limiting their food miles.
The Edwardian Manchester
This five-star venue, situated in the Grade II*-listed Free Trade Hall was named Leading Hotel of the Year in 2019 and it’s not hard to see why. It’s recently undergone a multi-million-pound transformation and the result is more than 250 rooms of ample space and elegance. Located on Peter Street, it sits right at the heart of the bustling, vibrant city.
The Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport
Ideally located for the airport, a stay in the Clayton means a relaxing night’s sleep before catching that flight the next day. It’s only half a mile from the terminal so it’s an easy stroll to the check-in desk, while there are plenty of meeting rooms for conducting your business.
Bolton Whites Hotel
Located at the University of Bolton Stadium, the Bolton Whites offers plenty of executive boardrooms, complete with panoramic views out over the pitch. Perfect for meetings, conferences, events and functions, it also offers excellent links to the M61 motorway.
The Midland Hotel
Another luxurious hotel located on Peter Street in the heart of the city, the Midland provides in excess of 300 bedrooms, an opulent spa and not one but two award-winning restaurants. A short walk from Piccadilly Station and with 14 state-of-the-art conference rooms, it’s also perfect for business types.
The Lowry Hotel
Perhaps the most well-known hotel in the city, and one that earned further fame as Jose Mourinho’s home during his time in charge of Manchester United. It’s an iconic venue that combines classical design with cutting-edge technology, catering for luxury holidaymakers and corporate clients alike.