The Grafton Hotel Awarded “ The Eco Label Green Hospitality Certification”
For Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability Performance and launches Bee Green Initiative
The four-star Grafton Hotel located in the heart of Dublin 2 has been awarded the Eco-label Green Hospitality Certification, by implementing an Environmental Action Plan focusing on Energy, Waste & Water Management following an assessment by Green Hospitality. The hotel re-opened in late 2021 after completing a full renovation and upgrade to four stars where it committed to a sustainability programme and strategy. Green hospitality provides best practice environmental management advice and support to the hospitality sector in Ireland.
The Grafton Hotel is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and are always looking for ways to increase their sustainability efforts. The management team headed by General Manager Brid Cloonan and the Group Sustainability Manager Reyhan Thomas meet regularly with the sustainability team to ensure the continuous improvement of green initiatives throughout the hotel, whether it be through energy conservation, recycling, and waste management.
In terms of sustainability, the hotel is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and is dedicated to the continuous improvement of green initiatives throughout the hotel, through many of its ongoing initiatives. The new initiative being undertaken by the hotel to enhance its commitment to sustainable practices will be introducing a rooftop beehive to produce honey to be used in the hotel’s restaurants and bars. The hotel’s beehive is part of its “green initiative,” which aims to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint and support local ecosystems.
The hotel’s beehive will be a hotel home to thousands of bees, and the honey produced by the bees will be available to customers and be used in several of the hotel’s dishes and drinks including some speciality cocktails.
As well as green tourism certification, the hotel was certified for BREEAM https://bregroup.com/products/breeam/ in 2022 with and short listed for the green awards earlier this year https://www.greenawards.ie/2023-shortlist . The team is committed to build towards the next stages in the sustainability award.
Other new initiatives include a partnership with Irish-owned female led start up Riley sustainable period brand and are the leading provider of sustainable period products in Ireland. All visitors will see our Riley dispenser with Riley eco-friendly, sustainable tampons and sanitary pads in our lobby bathroom. Our goal for 2023 is to have Riley products available in all our hotel rooms. https://weareriley.com/
For a more detailed list of our sustainability initiatives and projects check visit https://www.thegrafton.ie/about-us/sustainability/
The Sustainability Award is a testament to The Grafton Hotel Dublin’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The hotel will continue to implement sustainable practices and initiatives to reduce its impact on the environment and support the local community. Our guests appreciate our commitment to sustainability, and it has become an important part of our brand.
Contemporary Art Deco inspired, The Grafton is one of Dublin 2’s best located four-star hotels, designed for city stays for business, leisure, and families. Primely positioned adjacent to South King Street, a minute from Grafton Street and St Stephens Green, the 128 bedrooms hotel reopened in August 2021 under the new management following a complete refurbishment.
The Green Hospitality Programme is a Type 1 Eco-label as defined by the International Standards Organisation (ISO) “a voluntary, multiple-criteria based, third party programme that awards a licence that authorises the use of environmental labels on products indicating overall environmental preferability of a product within a particular product category based on life-cycle considerations”.
Green Hospitality is an Irish designed and managed hospitality environmental certification programme and is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the tourism sector in Ireland. Certification is awarded in a stepped approach; Eco-label (Commenced), Silver Award (Good Practise), Gold Award (Best Practise). For more information visit www.greenhospitality.ie