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Historic Hotels of Europe is an exclusive collection of independent hotels, castles, palaces, country houses and other properties of historic importance in more than 20 countries across Europe. Each property has been handpicked for its historical ties, exceptional quality and unique past with the aim of giving guests an unforgettable experience. The main purpose of Historic Hotels of Europe is to protect each property’s heritage - preserving and improving them to ensure that travellers from the world over can get to know their amazing stories.
The cooperation agreement with Green Key will give the properties of Historic Hotels of Europe support in ensuring high sustainability standards.
Claudia Buscher, Executive Director of Historic Hotels of Europe, says:
“We are delighted to have entered an agreement with Green Key. The hotel industry identifies sustainability as a "new currency" in the competition for guest bookings and image enhancement while it is important for the environment to act and go green. We encourage our unique properties to have their work with sustainability recognised through the Green Key programme of excellence because we believe in their sustainable development goals, like the Global Forest Fund.”
Green Key is the world’s leading sustainability certification programme for the hospitality industry, with more than 3,200 awarded establishments in 65 countries. The Green Key award is based on compliance with a strict set of criteria that are internationally recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Green Key’s application, audit and award process is standardised and includes regular on-site audits and third-party verification of the award.
Finn Bolding Thomsen, International Director of the Green Key programme, adds: “Sustainability is about connecting Historic Hotels of Europe’s focus on cultural heritage with Green Key’s efforts for environmental management, environmental awareness and social responsibility. We look forward to assisting the properties to achieve the Green Key award.” To know more about Green Key: www.greenkey.global