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Jurys Inn awarded gold status for commitment to sustainability

By Chris Druce , 22-Jun-2010

Jurys Inn has become the first hotel chain to be awarded gold medals for all of its 23 UK properties from the Green Tourism Business Scheme



Jurys Inn’s Aberdeen hotel was the latest to receive gold, and the company says its commitment to green practices and reducing energy use and water consumption will save it £1m over a three year period.


John Brennan, chief executive at Jurys Inn, said: “Getting everyone at Jurys to help has been essential. The energy, attention to detail and ‘buy-in’ from staff is one of the main reasons Jurys has been able to achieve so many gold awards.”


The GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with Visit Scotland, it is now the only certification scheme validated by Visit Britain


Jurys Inn will open a new £20m hotel in Bradford next month.


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