Small Luxury Hotels Considerate Collection

The George is one of the 26 founding members of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World - Considerate Collection launched in October 2021. Considerate Collection is a new community of actively sustainable luxury hotels going the extra eco mile.


On 4 October 2021 Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) announced the launch of the Considerate Collection, naming The George as one of the pioneering 26 founding hotels within the collection.  Considerate Collection is a new community of actively sustainable luxury hotels going the extra eco mile, proving that luxury is compatible with longevity.  


SLH has collaborated with the most respectable sustainable travel and luxury hospitality players to create a trusted and transparent framework. 

These include Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) – the international, independent, not-for-profit body established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); and Greenview, whose platform is the only GSTC-recognised sustainable tourism management tool. 

Person walking through lobby of The George past art collection

Criteria for the Considerate Collection fully align with the GSTC’s global criteria across three key pillars ensuring all the hotels are **Community Minded, Cultural Custodians and Environmentally Conscious. 

These pillars are all underpinned by a strong sustainability management system.

The George's philosophy of Caring Luxury proves that luxury and sustainability are compatible with longevity and sustainability and in fact that demonstrating care for our environment, community, and people is part of the true luxury experience.

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Daniel Luddington, VP of Development, Small Luxury Hotels of the World said “We’ve carefully curated the Considerate Collection to spotlight luxury boutique hotels exemplary in their sustainability efforts, making it easier for customers and the travel trade to make better-considered choices. The George is a shining example of a small luxury hotel making a big difference.”

Renewable source e-key card for The George on hotel bed

Each hotel within the Considerate Collection either has been certified by a GSTC Accredited Certification Body or certified to a GSTC Recognized Standard or has passed an assessment by the SLH Sustainability Advisory Panel with review by the GSTC.  

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What our patrons say

It was beautiful and so comfortable to stay in. Very clean and well maintained. The staff were exceptional. Every staff member we came across was so helpful, friendly, and professional. We were so impressed.

Service is excellent with well-appointed rooms and perfect location. We even got a free teddy bear to take away which was an unexpected bonus! Its the small things right. Great coffee and rooms were recently renovated, bed was first class.

From the moment I stepped into The George Hotel, to having left, the experience was one of great customer service and outstanding moments that made it memorable. Would stay again!

Welcoming and helpful staff. Delicious dining at 50 Bistro with great kids menu. Lovely cocktails too for harried parents! Comfortable beds. Love the teddy bears at turn down! Great central location next to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens and the Museum.