Beyond Green welcomes Swinton Park Hotel as its first UK member

Beyond Green, a curated global portfolio of some of the most sustainable hotels, resorts and lodges, has added Swinton Park Hotel, set on a stunning castle estate in the Yorkshire countryside, to its growing portfolio as its first member in the United Kingdom…

period drawing room at Swinton Park Hotel

Since its launch in 2021, Beyond Green has continued to grow, representing a diverse range of properties that are united by a shared commitment to sustainability leadership. Each member property has demonstrated impact in action and delivered on the three pillars of sustainable tourism: environmentally friendly practices that go beyond the basics; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities, adhering to over 50 indicators that align with global tourism standards and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

historical stone gateway and exterior of Swinton Park Hotel

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Set along the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales in a Grade II-listed castle that is the ancestral home of the Earls of Swinton, Swinton Park Hotel welcomes guests to enjoy more than 200 acres of parkland and gardens, stately individually decorated accommodations, gourmet British dishes crafted from estate-grown produce by Michelin-trained chefs, and activities and experiences offering a true sense of place, which include wild swimming, forest walks and falconry.

english period style dining room

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Powered by an eco-friendly biomass boiler, the hotel exemplifies a commitment to sustainability, intertwining eco-conscious practices with a profound respect for nature. Spanning 7,000 acres of open moorland and 1,700 acres of woodland, the wider Swinton Estate takes on the responsibility of preserving and managing vast expanses of wild terrain, partnering with organisations like Yorkshire Dales River Trust and Nidderdale Area Outstanding Beauty. From revitalising river habitats to fostering biodiversity through wildflower meadows, a chemical-free natural pool and forest management, every endeavour is aimed at harmonising with the natural world.

“We are delighted to have our hotel at Swinton join Beyond Green,” said Iain Shelton, Chief Executive of Swinton Estate. “It further demonstrates our long-term commitment across the estate to improving the environment and promoting sustainable tourism.”

outdoor natural pool in Swinton Park Hotel spa

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“We are thrilled to welcome Swinton Park Hotel as our first UK member in the Beyond Green global portfolio,” said Brenda Collin, Executive Vice President of Europe for Preferred Travel Group. “Guided by our pillars of Nature, Community, and Culture, our brand continues to experience careful and considerate growth, attracting hotels, lodges and resorts of all sizes united by a shared commitment to sustainability.”

Owned and operated by Preferred Travel Group – the family-owned company that manages and operates other hospitality brands including Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Historic Hotels of America, and Historic Hotels Worldwide – Beyond Green ushers in a new way to experience genuine hospitality by the people for the planet.

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