Hotels of any size or in any location can enter, with the awards looking to reward those that reduce their carbon footprint, water use and waste output, while also positively impacting their local communities and staff.
Awards co-judge Siobhan O’Neill said: “Green Hotelier aims to be a free resource showcasing best practice in sustainability from all hotels around the world in order that other hoteliers can replicate their initiatives and become more responsible businesses with improved environmental impacts globally.
"Not all solutions will work in all regions of the world, but every journey is a lesson we can learn from. This is the chance for the best green hotels around the world to share what they’ve learned with us and their peers to help the hospitality industry as a whole have a collective impact.
“The applicants in 2015 were wide-ranging and their various eco-initiatives were fascinating and effective. I can’t wait to learn more from this year’s applicants and to help share their stories and their sustainability journeys to the wider industry.”
The closing date for applications is 4 March, with winners announced the week starting 18 April.
To enter, hotels should download the application form here.