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Environmental Awareness in City Hotel Derry

Environmental Awareness

The City Hotel is committed to the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and care for the local, and global environment. Some of the activities we take part in, in order to help minimise our impact on the environment include:
  • We train our employees on environmental awareness.
  • We encourage our employees to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • We have a Green Team that consists of a member of staff from each department.
  • We continuously seek to improve our environmental performance.
  • We are Zero Waste  to landfill.
  • We support the communities in which we operate and engage in CSR initiatives.
  • We align ourselves with Green Tourism Business Scheme as an indicator of our environmental commitment and focus.For more information on this scheme please click here.
  • We have been awarded the Gold Star Accreditation by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
  • To view a copy of the Interstate Hotel & Resorts Environmental Awareness, Energy Policy & Statement of Commitment, please click here.
  • We have recently worked with Corish Film Productions to create a video showing our efforts to reduce waste and become a more environmentally friendly company. This video can be viewed on Youtube by clicking here.







If you feel there is anything we could do to further reduced our environmental impact please contact:

Energy Champion Clare Campbell



Hotel Schemes

Some of the activities which the hotel completes in order to reduce our impact on the environment include: taking part in the Love Food Hate Waste Project, helping to educate students on the importance of recycling items and growing their own food through donation of wormery to local school & helping with garden maintenance at Foyle Hospice.

  • Recycling
  • Education
  • Helping local hospices with gardening maintenance


City Hotel recognised at AA Awards The City Hotel Derry has been awarded runner up at the prestigious AA Awards in London earlier this month as AA Eco Hotel of the Year 2015. The hotel who narrowly missed out on the award to the famous Savoy Hotel in London beat off intense competition from a number of hotels throughout the UK to scoop second place. Claire Campbell Guests Services Manager and Veronica Doherty, Accommodation manager at the hotel attended the event in the impressive Grosvenor Hotel in London earlier this month. Speaking after the event, Claire commented: ‘We are delighted to attend this evening and be recognised amongst the top hotels in the UK for our eco friendly approach. The team at the hotel have been committed over the past number of years to establishing an effective eco strategy which has resulted in us being here this evening’ The AA Eco Hotel Awards acknowledges independent hotels which have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainability. The AA judges look for evidence of established policy and employee engagement. This includes employee training and changes made to operations, development of accountability and ownership of environmental targets as well as internal and external communication of environmental initiatives. In addition the judges looked at reduction of consumption of utilities, carbon footprint, waste management and pollution, a recycling programme and the use of sustainable products and local suppliers.

  • AA Awards
  • European Week Waste Reduction 2012
  • Green Tourism Gold Award 2014

Hotel Fundraising

As many of our energy awareness activities have resulted in cost savings for the hotel, some of these savings have been passed on to local charities and organisations supporting the environment.

  • Water Aid
  • Roe Valley Bee Keepers Association
  • MacMillan Cancer