Over recent years at hosmarkhotels we’ve committed to a new ambitious ‘Going Greener’ strategy and are working hand in hand with our hotel partners around the world to try and make a difference by bringing sustainability to the core of how we think and operate. We recognise the importance of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and understand the responsibility that we have as a business and as an industry to protect our planet and its inhabitants. Although we know that there are many things we cannot change, we do think there are many smaller initiatives that taken together can have a substantial impact. As a first step, we are hi-lighting the efforts that our partners are already making towards a greener future.
As such, we have introduced a Sustainable Hotel Questionnaire that all our hotels have completed, providing clear information on a range of issues about their commitment to operating sustainably. This information is now accessible on every hotel web page on our website as an easy to refer guide and with direct links to each hotel’s own green initiatives and evidence.
At hosmarkhotels, we have always tried to acknowledge the support of our clients, and previously with every event confirmation we have sent a small gift. In 2021 we have a new idea – Beebombs! They are packed full of native British flowers and are perfect for pollinators. hosmarkhotels have chosen to focus on the world of the bees, as ecologically, they are one of the most important species on the planet but are now endangered. Now, every time one of our clients confirms an event with one of their hotels, we will send them a Beebomb and for larger groups we will organise for them to adopt a Beehive for a year
As we and our colleagues in the events and travel industry, emerge from the incredibly bruising and stressful time the pandemic has caused, we recognise the effects this has had on all of us. As such, we are also working on some initiatives for wellbeing and mindfulness, specifically designed for our industry, which will be available shortly and offered freely via the hosmarkhotels website.