International serviced apartment group PREMIER SUITES has achieved Green Tourism accreditation across its 11 locations in the UK and Ireland.
The globally-recognised certification programme audits the commitment of tourism businesses who are actively working to become more sustainable by reducing energy use, saving water, ethical buying, staying local and promoting biodiversity.
Evelyn Haran, PREMIER SUITES Brand Manager Europe, said: “ESG is a major focus for our group right now and the Green Tourism accreditation is a significant milestone on our journey to becoming more sustainable.
“Huge credit is due to our team for making small but significant changes in how we do things. From switching off lights and appliances, conserving water and recycling rubbish, their efforts have made a big impact on our operation.”
Every apartment includes an energy saving guide which has hints and tips on how guests can help to reduce energy and conserve water, including re-using towels, opting out of housekeeping service and unplugging devices when they are leaving the room.
“We have removed single use bathroom amenities and replaced with large, refillable dispensers. All our light bulbs are 100% energy efficient,” added Haran.
“We have bikes available for guests to use in many locations and our teams have developed small herb gardens which guests love to visit when they’re planning to cook.
“We partner with small local businesses and encourage guests to immerse themselves in the neighbourhood, recommending our favourite places to visit.”
The apartments are also pet friendly and, with wellbeing in mind, the company shares healthy eating recipes on its website, along with exercise videos to help guests recharge after a long flight or day at the office.
“We’ve also partnered with Mobility Mojo to independently rate the accessibility of all our accommodations,” said Haran
The PREMIER SUITES portfolio comprises 1,300 serviced apartments across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Its locations in Continental Europe have already achieved certification with Green Key.