<b>We Make a World of Difference</b>
We Make a World of Difference



As a collective, we make a difference around the world.

 Independent, local hospitality is sustainable hospitality. Our Great Hotels of the World Members are doing great things and making a world of difference. Shining a light and celebrating their outstanding initiatives is our small way of contributing towards a great future where generations to come will continue to benefit from the transformative power of travel.

Economic Sustainability Award:

Recognizing a specific initiative, campaign or programme that has a positive economic impact on the local economy. 
Winner: Ilunion Hotels - Too Good To Go - Against food waste
In its commitment to reducing food waste, Ilunion Hotels joined forces with Too Good To Go, an App that allows people to order surprise packages of leftover food at reduced prices. In doing so, Ilunion Hotels are practively mitigating the social, economic and environmental consequences that surround the issue of food waste.

Environmental Sustainability Award

Recognizing a specific initiative, campaign or programme that improves and protects the environment, locally or globally.
Winner: The Chedi Lustica Bay - Montenegro - Implementation of Life Cycle ThinkingThe Implementation of Life Cycle Thinking involved a deep dive by the entire hotel team into sustainability issues throughout the life cycle of each hotel product and service. This was the starting point for change, driving a number of recycling, reusing and reducing initiatives at the resort with immediate impact on hotel operations, guest experience and everyday habits of team members.

Social Sustainability Award

Recognizes a specific initiative, campaign or programme with a social or cultural impact on the community, including employees, local population, businesses and important local or cultural sites.
Winner: THE BALÉ Nusa Dua - Bali - Passion for life
Passion For Life is a holistic approach to sustainability that underpins the hotel’s entire operation. Based on the core values of Quality, Care and Commitment, the Balé Nusa Dua carries out a number of initiatives directed at supporting its staff through Occupational Health and Safety, Pay Equity, and Skill Development, as well as, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, they support the wider community by empowerment through opportunities that include training for fair and dignified employment.

Sustainable Events

his award will recognize a specific event, campaign or programme with a specific and central sustainability goal. It may be related to Environmental, Social, Economic or Technological Sustainability.
Winner: Onyria Quinta da Marinha - Cascais - Portugal  Eco Hub Cascais
The Eco Hub Cascais is a Joint venture between several 5-star Hotels located within Quinta da Marinha, in the Sintra-Cascais natural park with a focus on Eco Friendly / Green Events. Together the hotels provide shared resources for Eco-Friendly conferences including community-focused activities with local partners, as well as transportation between the venues,  using various types of electric vehicles, from cars to bicycles. The goal is to provide a turnkey solution for large-scale eco-driven events to a wider audience of clients who are seeking them.

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