John Burke, owner of Hotel Doolin and The Armada in Spanish Point, was honored at the Green Hospitality Awards (GHA) programme.
The GHA is the hospitality sector’s only environmental accreditation programme, which is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency through the National Waste Prevention programme.
Both hotels have reduced water consumption by 38% per guest, cut the amount of waste going to landfill by 62%, and reduced electricity per guest by 28% since joining the programme two years ago.
“The green programme has led to a consequential reduction in operating costs at both hotels and in doing so has enabled us to offer the best possible value to locals and tourists, which is critical in order to compete in the current marketplace," said Mr Burke.
"We are making an effort now prompted by initiatives like the GHA programme to create experiences in Doolin and Spanish Point unique to any hotel in Ireland. We currently host a number of events such as the Craft Beer Festival, visits to local producers and an activity club in the Armada which includes history walks of the area” he added.