Hotel ICON: towards a role-model hotel pioneering sustainable solutions

Hye-min Nam, Ada Lo, Patrick Yeung, Richard Hatter

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Sustainability has become a vital issue for the hotel industry. Hotel ICON, the world’s first fully-integrated teaching and research hotel was built with the aim of becoming a role-model hotel for the Hong Kong hotel industry. The hotel focused on sustainable operation through innovation to create value for the customers, the community, and the planet. The hotel has invested time and monetary resources in various sustainability initiatives but was it effective in meeting the hotel’s business and sustainability objectives? How can sustainability features be used to strengthen its competitive advantage? How should the hotel report its sustainability efforts?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-584
Number of pages11
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2020


  • Environmental management
  • environmentally friendly hotel
  • hotel
  • performance measurement
  • social responsibility
  • sustainability
  • sustainability communication
  • sustainability performance
  • sustainability reporting
  • sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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