Monday, 01, March 2021

Why The Doyle Collection partners with Green Tourism

The Doyle Collection is a proud member of Green Tourism - with each hotel certified.

Suitecase made of green leaves


Dalloway Terrace

Dalloway Terrace with summer themed flowers

What Is Green Tourism? 

Green tourism, or eco-friendly tourism focuses on incorporating our planet and our people’s needs within the framework we use to run our hotel group, working together for a sustainable future.

  • Reducing energy use
  • Saving water
  • Efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal
  • Ethical buying
  • Staying local & seasonal
  • Minimising food miles
  • Promoting biodiversity
  • Adopting a smart, sustainable outlook from top to bottom

As a Green Tourism member, we are proud that these hospitality awards are seen worldwide as an indicator of good environmentally-friendly practice, tracking our journey to be carbon neutral and as a hallmark of ‘green quality’, that our guests can trust. 



The River Club Cork

River Club terrace in summertime



Current hotel awards:

  • The Doyle Collection Head Office - Silver
  • The Bristol - Gold
  • The Bloomsbury - Bronze
  • The Kensington - Bronze
  • The Marylebone - Bronze
  • The Croke Park - Silver
  • The Westbury - Bronze
  • The River Lee - Bronze

It is our collective commitment to for all of The Doyle Collection hotels to achieve Gold status in 2021.




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Howth Harbour in summer time

What Does It Mean To Be Certified Gold With Green Tourism?

Each of our luxury hotels have had to embark on their own sustainability journey over the last few years, to earn their status as a Gold Certified hotel with Green Tourism.

 This is about more than just swapping out single use plastics in bedrooms, to achieve Gold, hotels need to invest in a truly sustainable operating model, embed a culture of green thinking and achieving within our teams at each property and commit to a roadmap of change.

Our Gold award hotel, The Bristol, will be focused on increasing local biodiversity, supporting more sustainable suppliers and expanding its team training this year.

For those of our hotels that are on their way to achieving gold…here is a small selection of some of the actions being taken in 2021.

  • The Kensington is focusing on increasing recycling and reducing its single use plastic use.
  • The Dupont Circle in Washington DC is undertaking an energy audit.
  • The Croke Park in Ireland is reinstating its Green Culture amongst returning team members.
  • The River Lee in Cork is focusing on its energy and waste management to reduce its carbon footprint.
  • The Marylebone is busy establishing its Green Team to oversee going for its Gold Green Tourism award.