The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth has once again achieved the GOLD Green Tourism Award – but with a considerably improved percentage mark.
The GOLD standard is awarded to businesses with a strong dedication to reducing their environmental impact and, while The Greenbank has held a GOLD award for several years, their grading has now increased to an impressive 87%. The judging board described the hotel as “one of the most responsible hotels in Cornwall” in its final report.
Stuart Park, senior grading advisor at Green Tourism, said: “The staff at the Greenbank Hotel can be proud of their accomplishment, achieving the Green Tourism Business Scheme GOLD award once again.
“While Cornwall and the south west has a high number of GOLD graded businesses, it takes real dedication and effort to maintain this prestigious award, as well as increase the scoring quite significantly.”
Kearan McVey, the hotel’s general manager, said: “We are delighted to not only have achieved the award again, but to have increased our percentage mark by a significant amount.
“We are completely dedicated to reducing our environmental impact, and have our own in house ‘green team’ that continuously monitors standards. I’d like to offer a big congratulations to all of the hotel’s staff, who have really dedicated themselves to setting the highest standard.”