City hotel helps chain win national eco award

GREEN Ross Paton, general manager of Bexleyheath Marriott and chairman of Marriott's environment committee, Charles Clover of the Sunday Times, and Govert Deketh, general manager London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
GREEN Ross Paton, general manager of Bexleyheath Marriott and chairman of Marriott's environment committee, Charles Clover of the Sunday Times, and Govert Deketh, general manager London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
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THE Portsmouth Marriott hotel has helped the rest of its group become the greenest hotel in the UK.

The Portsmouth hotel, in North Harbour, was one of the first hotels in the chain to be given a gold award for Green Tourism, as well as a Carbon Trust Standard.

As a result Marriott International has been named ninth in the Sunday Times 60 Best Green Companies in Britain list for 2011 - the highest ranking for a hotel chain in the UK.

The Portsmouth Marriott offers green meetings, where the stationery used is made from recycled materials and sustainable forests and, if the cost of the meeting is more than £3,000, a tree is planted in the client’s name.

Recently the hotel has also introduced water restricters to reduce water consumption.