Peel Leisure’s Holiday Manchester-MediaCityUK has been awarded highest status of ‘Gold’ from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Businesses opting to join Green Tourism are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria, covering a range of areas, like energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more.
Those businesses that meet the required standard, receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold award based on their level of achievement. The current network of members is comprised of a wide range of business types, including accommodation providers, visitor attractions, corporate offices and others.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with Visit Scotland, it is now the only National certification scheme validated by VisitEngland, through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT).
Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK opened in October 2010 and has proved extremely popular with business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel has 218 rooms, 3 meeting rooms, a bar and restaurant and is located at the heart of MediaCityUK; the new home of BBC North, ITV, Coronation, SIS Live and the University of Salford.
Peter de la Perelle, Managing Director of Peel Leisure said, “We are delighted to gain Gold status from Green Tourism. We have worked hard to become a green friendly hotel and this result reflects all the hard work our dedicated hotel team have put in to achieving this”.
Andrea Nicholas from Green Tourism said, “With the great attitude and strong commitment to running all aspects of the business in a sustainable manner and the cutting edge technology on site, Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK offers guests a truly green choice."