26.09.14

A Platinum Level GreenLeader

Trip Advisor Green Leader Platinum Level – Renewal

Colton House, Colton, Nr Rugeley, Staffordshire today proudly announce we have had our Platinum level GreenLeader grading renewed. The GreenLeaders™ program, helps travellers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally friendly practices.

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders properties have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.

Ron Lawrence commentated ‘We are delighted that Trip Advisor has recognised our green credentials by awarding us the top Green Leader accolade that of a Platinum level, one of only 47 in the UK’.

Travelers can now search for accommodation that have TripAdvisor GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.

“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud B&Bs, and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online community of more than 260 million travellers who visit the site each month.”

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, ENERGY STAR®, and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism Canada, among other leading environmental organizations.

Ron and Gay Lawrence have lived at Colton House, near Lichfield, Staffordshire for more than 40 years, but it was only in 2004 that they decided to turn the huge property into a bed and breakfast. Several years later, Colton House has achieved five star gold ratings from both the AA and Visit Britain and multiple awards for customer service, green tourism and excellent facilities.

Set in a peaceful village near the historic city of Lichfield, this magnificent Georgian Grade II* listed bed and breakfast provides an idyllic escape to the country for business and leisure travellers alike. The boutique bed and breakfast and its eleven individually designed en-suite bedrooms offer comfort and relaxation without sacrificing any of the hi-tec features you might expect from five star gold accommodation. The interior of this charming bed and breakfast has been lovingly restored to retain the original elegance of the house. There are magnificent fireplaces, one of which displays the family’s coat of arms, original oak panelling and a wide, sweeping staircase. Affording superb views of the Staffordshire countryside, Colton House is located within easy reach of Stafford, Uttoxeter and the market town of Rugeley and the M1 and M6 motorways.

 

Contacts:

Ron and Gay Lawrence 01889 578580 www.coltonhouse.com or email mail@coltonhouse.com
TripAdvisor Media Relations:mediarelations@tripadvisor.com

Please call us on 01889 578 580 to discuss your requirements,
or email us at mail@coltonhouse.com

To find out more about booking our conference rooms, call Colton House today on
01889 578 580 or email us at mail@coltonhouse.com

"The best guest accomodation in England awarded by VisitEngland"