Responsible Tourism
Our Green Journey
Every little helps

Our Sustainability Policy

The objective of our sustainability policy is to diminish our hotel’s ecological footprint on both Galway City and County. This will be reducing energy consumption, endorsing the utilisation of alternative energy sources, and mitigating the emission of greenhouse gases. Our aim is to play a part in fostering a healthier environment.

While we acknowledge that we cannot single-handedly alter the trajectory of global warming, we firmly believe that our efforts can make a meaningful contribution. At Imperial Hotel Galway, we hold the belief that every small effort counts.

Building for the future

Our Building

All windows are double-glazed.

We use biodegradable key cards for our guestrooms.

Heating is not in use in corridors when vacant.

Lights automatically turn off in guestrooms when the keycard is not in place. In other areas of our hotel, we use sensor lighting where possible.

Aircon 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 ensue that materials are being properly recycled. 

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.  

Decongesting our city


As part of our ongoing sustainability program, 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. 

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. 

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 for 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 provided to all team members.

Sustainable Coffee and Tea Partner

We have selected Java Republic as our Coffee Partner at Imperial Hotel Galway, due to their great tasting coffee and their “Coffee with a Conscience” ethos!

Sharing Our World

Charity Events

At Imperial Hotel Galway, we are dedicated to engaging with our community and fostering strong relationships with local organisations. This support isn’t just about donations, we also work with them to support local events, provide volunteers and wider sponsorship. We proudly sponsor and support various events and initiatives throughout the year, as well as contribute prizes, goods and services.

Together is Better

Guest Communication

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

To minimise the use of paper, our guest services directory is online and accessible using a QR code.

Menus are also available using QR code.

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.

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.

Our meat is 100% of Irish provenance.

Our fish is sustainably sourced.

Curley's Food

Curley’s Quality Foods is a top Irish distributor of fresh, locally sourced produce, prepared food, and catering items. As one of Ireland’s largest privately-owned fruit and vegetable companies, we are committed to offering the finest global produce. We purchase daily from approved local and international growers, ensuring a reliable supply of the products you crave.

Taste Leitrim

O’Malley’s House of Bacon is a family butchers based in Carrigallen spanning years of experience over four generations. They have quite the reputation when it comes to delivering craft and product excellence. O’Malley’s are proud to support and sell local produce.

Dole Food

Since the beginning, everything done at Dole revolves around a simple principle: quality, and quality, and quality. Since then, Dole has grown into an industry leader with a broad range of products and markets, continually striving to put the highest-quality food on tables around the world.

Musgrave MarketPlace

Musgrave MarketPlace, the only 100% Irish-owned national Foodservice, Retail, and SME wholesaler, proudly collaborates with 800+ Irish suppliers, offering 3,500+ Irish products. Rooted in 145-year-old family values, we deliver exceptional value, extensive product selections, and top-notch customer service. With 14,000+ thoughtfully chosen products, you can conveniently shop at your local branch or online, with flexible click-and-collect or delivery options.

Galway Bay Seafoods

For over 70 years, Galway Bay Seafoods, steeped in a family tradition of craft fishmongering, offers speedy, great-value seafood deliveries. They provide a range of freshly caught, local seafood, including fresh fish, quality shellfish, smoked options, and ready-to-cook pies. The Dockside Deli offers an additional seafood experience with daily specials and ready-to-eat options of exceptional quality, all with a view of Galway’s working harbor. Perfect for a special dinner.

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