Dalata Secures Green Tourism Sustainability Certification Across All Of Its 50 Hotels For 2023

By Robert McHugh
Dalata Secures Green Tourism Sustainability Certification Across All Of Its 50 Hotels For 2023

Dalata Hotel Group, the largest hotel operator in Ireland, secured a Green Tourism sustainability certification for all of its Clayton, Maldron and partner hotels in 2023.

The Group attained the ‘Gold’ standard in Green Tourism certification for all 48 previously assessed hotels, along with a Gold and Silver for two new hotel additions to the portfolio during the period.

Furthermore, all 45 hotels that applied were also accredited ‘Gold’ for ‘Green Meetings’ certification.

'Sustainability Credentials'

"Retaining the Green Tourism ‘Gold’ score for most of our hotels is a testament to our commitment to sustainability across all levels of our organisation and we will continue through our actions plans to build on our ‘Gold’ standard awards," said Caitriona Conroy, head of operational risk & austainability at Dalata Hotel Group.

"I would like to thank all the hotel teams and managers for their dedication in sustaining key sustainability credentials across our portfolio."


Energy Management Projects

Dalata claims to be on a trajectory to meet its target of reducing energy-related emissions by 20% per room sold by 2026, after achieving a 27% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions per room sold in 2023 compared to 2019.

The Group is also implementing energy management projects throughout its existing hotel portfolio. The Maldron Hotel Merrion Road, Dublin, and Maldron Hotel Finsbury Park, London, for example, are both built to an ‘A’ Building Energy Rating (BER), utilising metering, LED lighting, and new green technologies to reduce carbon emissions.

'Progressive Approach'

“It is fantastic to see how their progressive approach to sustainability has enabled Dalata Hotel Group’s leadership team to achieve both Green Tourism and Green Meetings Gold certification at so many of their hotels across Ireland, the UK and Europe," said Andrea Nicholas, CEO of Green Tourism.

"We are delighted to have been able to support them since 2019, advising on best sustainability practice and monitoring to enable them to reach the exceptional environmental performance standards they are now achieving as a Group.”