Europe’s Leading Green Hotel

Sandymount Hotel, Dublin’s largest family run hotel, has retained the top accolade as ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’, scooping the award for a second year running at the prestigious World Travel Awards. As the worthy winner of ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’ in 2017 and now again in 2018.

Sandymount Hotel beat stiff competition from some of the world’s most renowned hotels and resorts including ICE Hotel in Sweden, Vila Vita Parc in Portugal and Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Cannes, positioning the hotel as a ‘green’ leader in an elite category of environmentally friendly hotels worldwide.

Renowned as the "Oscars" of the travel industry, the World Travel Awards are celebrating 25 years this year, honouring a quarter of a century recognising leaders across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. A special anniversary World Travel Awards 2018 red-carpet event took place on Saturday 30th June at the Zappeion Megaron Hall in Athens, Greece.  John and Gerard Loughran, Family Directors at Sandymount Hotel, were joined by their wives Audrey and Emily and colleagues, Ciara Kelly (Marketing Manager) and Ann McCabe (Green Team leader), to celebrate their prestigious win:

“We are truly honoured to again scoop the award for ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’.  2017 was a successful year for us; achieving a 4-star upgrade from Fáilte Ireland following significant refurbishment and winning this award for the first time. Heading into 2018, we wanted to ensure we progressed our eco-friendly and sustainable approaches and have a ‘green’ team in place at the hotel. Our dedicated green team ensure we continuously find ways to introduce additional measures to offer the best environmentally friendly practices, in line with our overall guest offerings and experiences. We are delighted to be recognised as ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’ 2018 and we thank everyone who voted for us. We would also like to congratulate our friends at the Convention Centre Dublin on their award win for Europe’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre. A great night for the Irish hospitality industry and proof that not only are we competing on a world scale, we are also setting international standards for others to follow.”

Europe's Leading Green Hotel 2018 PRESS RELEASE

Europe's Leading Green Hotel 2018 Winner Certificate

Sandymount Hotel Green Facts


The below video is from the 2017 World Travel Awards ceremony in St Petersburg, September 2017.

To learn more about the Green Policies and Facts at Sandymount Hotel please visit our Environment page.

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