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Le Monastère des Augustines Receives a 5 Key Rating with GSTC Recognized Green Key Eco-Rating Program

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OTTAWA, ON - February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Green Key Global is pleased to announce Le Monastère des Augustines, a Green Key Global member since 2015, has received a 5 Key rating with the new GSTC Recognized Green Key Eco-Ratin

How Should Hotels Market Green Initiatives?


“Going Green” has become standard practice in a high percentage of hotels and other hospitality facilities. It’s the right thing to do. But it can also create the positive public relations and opinion of your brand that you are looking for. It’s a win-win. 

Green Key Global Partners with TravGanic – The Global Green Lodging Search Engine

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Ottawa, Ontario, November 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Green Key Global is pleased to announce its partnership with TravGanic, one of the first exclusively green travel online databases in the world. The recent launch of TravGanic ( will provide Green Key Global members a new opportunity to market their sustainable successes, while also continuing to empower the public in making environmentally friendly lodging choices.

Conserving Through the Cold Winter Months

Ready for Winter? Some conservation tips from @GreenKey_Global

Last month, The Weather Network shared their Winter Preview for the upcoming season, and while we were spoiled with a mild winter last year, the prediction is that we will experience a more “traditional winter” this season. 

The Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Receives a 5 Key Rating with New GSTC Recognized Green Key Eco-Rating Program

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OTTOWA, ON., October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Key Global is pleased to announce the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables has moved from a 4 to a 5 Key rating with the new GSTC Recognized Green Key Eco-Rating Program.

A 5 Green Key rating demonstrates the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables is a hotel that exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all of its operations. The hotel employs cutting edge technologies, policies and programs that set the international standard for sustainable hotel operators.

Call for Entries Now Open - Green Key Environment and Green Key Meeting Awards

2016 HAC Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Call For Entries
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OTTAWA, September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is now accepting entries for the 2016 Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence. The Hall of Fame Awards program continues the Association’s tradition of acknowledging the strong standards and values of those involved in and with the lodging industry.

Green Key Eco-Rating Program Version 3.0 is Now Available!


The Green Key Eco-Rating Program, the lodging industry’s certification program of choice, has been renovated, and we are pleased to announce that version 3.0 (V3) is now available!

The move to V3 is all part of Green Key Global’s continuing goal of remaining the leading environmental certification body in the industry and to align ourselves with GSTC Recognition status

What is GSTC?

Harvesting Greywater: How Many Facilities are Doing It?

Water conservation is nothing new.  Many organizations in this space have encouraged hotels to conserve water for years – we even wrote about it for World Water Day last year.  We have seen many hotels update their fixtures to ensure that they have reduced flow and flush in their bathrooms, and some are even recycling rainwater, but have you thought about taking it to the next

Celebrating Success – Super 8 Ukiah


The year is 2008. The economic downtown has hit, and the Super 8 in Ukiah, California, is struggling. The challenge was that not as many people were traveling, and the owner, Raakesh Patel needed to get creative to keep his doors open.

Other hotels opened nearby in the time that followed – Marriott’s, Hampton Inn’s, those that were “affordable” without being considered a truly “budget” property. For Raakesh, it all started with research.


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