The Merrion Hotel has become the latest donor member to join the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, uniting with 20 world-leading hotel companies including Marriott International, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, BWH Hotel Group and Radisson Hotels Group as the sector works towards Net Positive Hospitality. Having doubled its total number of members in the past year, the Alliance now represents over 45,000 hotels worldwide. Along with the Alliance’s network of donor members, The Merrion will now be part of a collective acceleration towards a more sustainable and regenerative industry, that gives back more than it takes.
As an independent hotel, The Merrion becomes the Alliance’s smallest member, operating a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. With a history dating back more than two hundred and fifty years, the hotel is committed to using a combination of the newest technologies, with older, traditional techniques to pursue their plan to be one of the most sustainable hotels in the world.
Dorothy MacCann, Brand Director for The Merrion Hotel, said: “We are delighted to join the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and look forward to working with them and progressing our collective action towards a lasting positive impact for both people and planet.”
Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Merrion to the Alliance. Their commitment and drive to becoming a leading sustainable hotel is a real inspiration for the industry. As the Alliance, we recognise that smaller hotel companies can truly lead the industry, demonstrating the benefits of considering each hotel’s location, history and community, when planning sustainability efforts. On the path to Net Positive Hospitality, every hotel company can and must be part of the change, and we hope The Merrion’s leadership will motivate other independent hotel companies to take the same action”.