Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel has been shortlisted for another green accolade, the AA Eco Award of the Year.
Presented in recognition of a commitment to sustainability, the award winner will be announced at a celebration dinner in London later this month.
Hotels shortlisted have demonstrated that through good practice and policy they have made a positive contribution to reducing impact on the environment.
The Cedar Manor has always set out to prove that it is possible to combine luxury with sustainability, and was a recent winner of the Considerate Hotels national and international award for best practice.
Co-owner Jonathan Kaye, who is a trustee of Nurture Lakeland, said: “We’re proud of our green credentials. We focus not only on energy but on doing the right thing for the environment, educating ourselves, our staff and guests.
“The key is that we think ‘environment’ when we do anything in the building: when we instruct builders and interior designer to do anything we remind them we want to cover every angle, from insulation, to regulating water flow, to using recycled underlay, lead-free paints, LED lighting, thermostatic heating controls, sustainable wood and above all, trying to keep it British and local, manufactured in the North West.”
The hotel is involved with the CBEN scheme (Cumbria Business Environment Network) and holds the Green Tourism gold award , demonstrating it’s possible to operate in an environmentally-sound way without compromising guests’ experience. “We appreciate that visitors have very high expectations with regard to this, and in the heart of the national park we have a responsibility to maintain and improve the environment,” said Jonathan. “We are looking forward to the award ceremony.”