Responsible Tourism
Every little helps

Imperial Hotel Galway, Sustainability Policy

 The ultimate goal of our sustainability policy is to minimise our hotel’s impact on Galway City by reducing the unnecessary use of energy, supporting the use of alternative energy, and reducing greenhouse gases in an effort to contribute to a healthy environment.

We know we can’t change the course of global warming on our own, but we believe we can make a contribution. At Imperial Hotel Galway we believe every little bit helps. 

Building for the future

Our Building

  • All lights in our hotel have been replaced with LED. 
  • All windows are double-glazed.
  • We use biodegradable key cards for our guestrooms.
  • The heating is not in use in corridors when vacant.
  • Lights automatically turn off in guestrooms when the key card is not in place. In other areas of our hotel, we use sensor lighting where possible.
  • Air conditioning is turned off in guestrooms unless guests wish to activate it.
  • Recycling is taken seriously: cardboard, plastic, glass, and food bins have been implemented in every department to ensure that materials are being properly recycled. 
Together is Better

Guest Communication

We encourage guests to save water with in-room signage and encourage guests to avoid requesting towel changes.

Menus are also available using QR code.

Every Little Helps


We are currently removing all plastic water bottles and straws and will implement a more sustainable water offering throughout the hotel.

We use biodegradable cups.

We have introduced a more sustainable toiletries option in guest bathrooms. 

All our key cards, pencils, paper, and gift cards have been switched to a biodegradable alternative.

Drinking glasses are provided in guestrooms. 

Our team is trained in the way of energy conservation within the hotel. We have processes and checklists in every department to ensure all appliances that are not in use are plugged out or switched off where applicable. 

Reusable coffee cups are provided to all team members.

Educating for the Future

Community Work

We plan on reaching out to schools to encourage working in the hotel industry. We are working on introducing a “plant a tree scheme”. We offer prizes for positive initiatives within the local community.  

Sharing Our World

Charity Events

We donate and contribute to many worthy causes. Most recently we have supported, Galway Hospice charities.

Working Together for Our Future

Our People

We have set up a sustainable committee within the hotel

Through continuous training and communication, we are educating all of our team. 

Decongesting our city


As part of our ongoing sustainability programme, we actively encourage and incentivise our team to walk to work, and use public transport, if they are in a position to do so. We provide bicycle racks at Imperial Hotel Galway. 

Supplied By the Best

Our Suppliers

We make it a priority to use local suppliers, where possible. We ensure all our suppliers have a sustainability policy in place.

We ensure that suppliers reduce packaging on all items where possible, and we recycle delivery containers.

Leahy beekeeping

Leahy Beekeeping is a small, family-run business based in the West of Ireland. Four generations of beekeepers with a wealth of experience. We live in is in Galway East on the slopes of the Sliabh Aughty Mountains. They keep their native Irish bees in traditional hives on the mountain where they take nectar and pollen  from the wild heather. They also have hives in our garden, natural pastures and in woodlands nearby. The honey from these bees is scented with wildflowers.Our Honey is 100% Raw, obtained in the traditional way, with all of the health benefits that brings.

Galway Bay Seafood

In the early days of Galway Bay Seafoods, brothers Johnny and Noel Holland were involved with every aspect of the family business from the ground up. one thing which has remained untouched are the values it holds – to provide local, sustainable and ethically caught fish and seafood to the people of Galway. The latest addition to Galway Bay Seafoods – The Dockside Deli – is simply an extension of this commitment and is proof of the Holland family’s continuous efforts to work to develop a unique seafood destination in the heart of the Galway city.

Gillian farm Buthers

Gillian Farms are one of the few family-owned farming-and-butcher operations in Ireland. This allows them to control and maximise the quality and consistency of our beef and lamb as well as providing customers with full traceability of their products. Their story goes back over 100 years when Tom Gilligan built the family farmhouse and started farming the land in Roscommon. Ever since then, they’ve been passionate about rearing beef, and in 1990, Tom’s grandson, Padraic Gilligan, opened their first farm shop in Roscommon.

Total Produce Vegetables

With roots traceable back to the 1850’s, Total Produce is today part of Dole plc – the world’s leading premier fresh produce provider. Committed to best agronomic and sustainable practices from farm to fork, we operate across Europe, serving the retail, wholesale, foodservice and ecommerce sectors and offering our customers and consumers alike, the complete portfolio of fresh fruits and vegetables: the cream of the global crop and the very best of local.


Based in Wicklow, Italicatessen is Ireland’s leading importer of premium Italian food & wine. The company was founded in 2002 as a small family run business, with the mission of importing and distributing Italy’s top quality food and wines to the Irish Market.

Sasta Hot Sauce

Sásta (Irish for satisfied) is a range of uniquely handcrafted, fruit infused hot sauces. Déanta le grá in the West Coast of Ireland, they are a local team specialising in the production of small batch sauces. We hope you love Sásta as much as they loved making it for you!


With over 200 brands and sales in more than 180 countries, Diago are driven to be the world’s best brand builder, leading the way in premium drinks. Their ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

Comans Beverages Limited

Comans Beverages Ltd. is an independent company that was established in 1959 and has grown to become one of the largest drinks companies in Ireland. Comans supply a full range of packaged beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks from all over the world to the licensed trade

Faherty Wholesale

At Faherty Wholesale Ltd, they pride themselves on providing customers with a wide variety of key products to suit their business needs, sourcing best quality & value and keeping you upto date on the latest new products to launch into the marketplace such as Craft Beers. based in Oughterard, Co Galway on the shores of Lough Corrib.


HEINEKEN Ireland is one of Ireland’s leading beer and cider companies built on a proud brewing heritage that started in Cork over 160 years ago. Today, they continue to excite our consumers and customers with innovative new products and premium brand experiences. 


Made from 17 varieties of Irish apples and produced in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Bulmers is 100% Irish. From blossom to bar at every step of the journey, craft and care is poured into every glass of gold. We’ll drink to that. 



And we won't stop......

Our plans

We are continuing to improve our business with positive sustainable practices. The next phase is introducing all digital screens within the property to further reduce on printing.

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