This popular and ever-evolving Galway hotel is leading the way in sustainable hospitality!
Located on the Dublin Road Galway City, The Connacht Hotel has become a catalyst of the Galway tourism industry and they continue to adapt to the changing landscape of doing business by becoming one of the leading hotels in the city to adopt an extensive green strategy.
The hotel has been awarded a Green Hospitality Silver accreditation and plan to move this to a gold accreditation in the not-too-distant future. It seems likely too, with impressive stats to date, such as increasing recyclable rates by 56% year-on-year and the reduction in energy usage of 20%, paper usage by 19%, and disposable cup usage by 75%!
In Spring 2021 there was the welcome introduction of electric charging units at the hotel and the continued development of wildflower gardens on the grounds of the hotel showcase that team at The Connacht Hotel are committed to ensuring that they live up to their commitment whilst continuing to provide their guests with the very best experience when they visit.
The newly renovated Connacht Hotel has taken significant measures to reduce its carbon emissions over the last few years by reducing energy consumption, preserving scarce water resources and minimizing waste production. The green team actively protect and promote local biodiversity, buy locally where possible and encourage visitors to use local “green” businesses and services.
Their latest initiative sees them offset the impact of any corporate guests overnight stay or meeting room booking. The hotel have calculated the average CO2 omission from a corporate stay and average meeting delegate experience and will offset this impact by partnering with environmental charity Hometree, a registered charity that plants native Irish trees and aims to conserve permanent native woodland in Ireland, encouraging land regeneration and biodiversity through afforestation, restoration, and education.
“At The Connacht Hotel, we are passionate about sustainability and are committed to making a positive impact on the environment. We are excited to launch our campaign 'Choose Us, Choose Green' that will help corporate companies make better choices as we all get back to doing business”