Green Lodging Trends Report

The survey for the Green Lodging Trends Report 2018 (the third annual report) has now closed. The Report will be released soon. Watch here for updates.

Green Lodging News, lodging’s leading environmental news source, and Greenview, a leader in advancing hotel sustainability, released the Green Lodging Trends Report 2017 last year. That second annual report details the results of the Green Lodging Trends Report Survey and is available at no cost by clicking here. The report is based on data from 2,093 hotels in 46 countries and provides industry trends on topics ranging from energy management to communication to—for the first time in its own category—Health & Wellness. The report includes results of 110 best practices in 12 categories.

The Green Lodging Trends Report 2018 has the support of Green Lodging News, Green Key, Travelife, Green Key Global, Horwath HTL, Green Seal, Boston Green Tourism, and Avendra.

Survey participants have an opportunity to discover new innovative practices that hotels are implementing, use information to improve and ultimately outperform their competitors, and highlight innovations to showcase to the world in the annual trends report.

Goals of the Green Lodging Trends Report:

  • Identify best practices in the industry that more hotels can benefit from
  • Discover innovative efforts by hotels that should be recognized and celebrated
  • Determine what is trending in hotel sustainability each year and over time
  • Increase awareness of the performance of individual facilities and the industry as a whole
  • Create a platform for discussion and spreading of innovation among hotels and their peers, suppliers and customers globally
  • Create a mechanism for tracking continuous improvement
  • Assist hotels in consolidating relevant sustainability information to provide customers

The Survey: Each year Greenview devises a survey of about 100 questions covering the latest in operational practices, facility attributes, and outreach programs to conserve resources, reduce carbon emissions, increase guest experience, and make positive community impact. There is no cost to participate in the Green Lodging Survey. Hotels participate by responding to the survey via an online portal platform where work can be saved and answers easily can be updated for the next year’s survey.

The Trends Report: Greenview analyzes the results with general trends and highlights exemplary practices and innovations that stand out, serving as a guidepost for the industry and especially the survey participants.

The Benchmarking Report: Greenview prepares a compare report, confidential to each participant, to serve as a yardstick for a hotel to understand the status of each specific practice within the general participant universe.

Distribution & Press: Participants and reach will stem from databases held by Green Lodging News, Greenview’s network, report partners, and a network of hotel companies, event organizers, destinations, and industry associations. The report will be promoted throughout the year on the Green Lodging News website (over 36,000 unique monthly visitors), in the Green Lodging News weekly e-newsletter, on the Greenview website, by survey partners and sponsors, through other hotel trade publications such as Green Hotelier, and through such well-known press release distribution services as Hotel-Online, Hotel News Resource, and Hospitality Net. Additionally, the results will be presented throughout the year at various industry conferences and round tables, and sent personally to corporate responsibility and sustainability executives at all major brands. The report will be pushed via e-mail to the more than 8,400 subscribers of Green Lodging News and to tens of thousands of additional hoteliers through media and other partners and sponsors. Participating hotels also will have an opportunity to receive recognition in the published report, press releases, and other external communications.

Interested in 2018 sponsorship or support Information? Contact:

Grace Kang
+65 9623 1876

About Green Lodging News:

Green Lodging News, a Hasek Communications L.L.C. publication, is the lodging industry’s leading environmental news source. Created in 2006, it consists of the Green Lodging News website (, weekly Monday e-newsletter and weekly Wednesday Green Supplier Spotlight e-blast that focuses on one supplier. The website currently attracts 35,000+ unique visitors and 500,000+ page views each month. The newsletter and Spotlight reach more than 8,400 opt-in subscribers. To subscribe to the newsletter and Green Supplier Spotlight, go to, or e-mail to be added to the circulation list.

Publisher and Editor Glenn Hasek has more than 24 years of lodging industry experience—as a journalist, public relations consultant and publisher. He got his start in 1989 with what was then Hotel & Motel Management magazine. He worked there until 1996 and again with the publication from 2000 to 2001. Glenn Hasek has spoken and moderated at many industry events and has received numerous awards for his work.

About Greenview:

Greenview was founded in 2008 to play a pivotal role in advancing sustainability through increasing the prevalence of metrics, measurement and reporting, with the vision of catalyzing innovation and best practices. As a sustainability consultancy and research firm, Greenview specializes in advising the hospitality, meetings & events, travel, and tourism industries with leading insight. We work across the value chain of travel & tourism, and maintain our finger on the pulse of sustainability though the Greenview Portal, an online hotel tool to consolidate, track, measure and obtain actionable guidance on sustainability and power our trends research.

In addition to advising several leading global organizations, Greenview has helped launch several innovative industry initiatives including HCMI, the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study, the Hotel Footprinting Tool, the Green Venue Report, and the UNWTO’s sustainable cruise development strategies for South-East Asia. Learn more and access resources at

Eric Ricaurte, Principal
(202) 470-1094