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Greener ambitions? Be our guest

Specialist finance for hoteliers who care about sustainability

Whether you own an independent city hotel or a rural retreat, energy and resource usage are important considerations to your business – and your environmental footprint.


"It became very obvious that the only bank that could satisfy our needs, demands and ethical practice, was Triodos.

They've been incredibly helpful. They've met every part of what we needed. And we've now got to a very stable position. The future looks very good indeed." 

Richard Slade, Battlesteads

At Triodos Bank, we’re experts at financing improvements for tourism businesses that are serious about their sustainability. In addition to property purchase and development, we finance such initiatives as on-site renewables and achieving green tourism accreditation.

We can provide you with up to 25-year term loans along with one-to-one support from your own relationship manager who is a specialist in, and advocate of, sustainability.

We only lend to Green Tourism-certified businesses or those working towards it. And to recognise your commitment to sustainability, we provide a 1% interest rate discount for those working towards gold certification. We’ll celebrate your success too, by sharing your story with thousands of ethically minded savers and organisations through our popular publications and social media.

What we can offer

Subject to meeting lending criteria

  • Lending from £100k to £15m
  • Term loans for hotel purchases, business development or sustainability improvements
  • Typically up to 70% Loan to Value
  • Up to 25 years repayment terms
  • A current account with an option of an overdraft where appropriate. Separate fees apply

Why choose Triodos Bank

  • Our commercial and financial expertise in sustainability improvements, supply chain management and organics
  • The support of a dedicated Relationship Manager
  • Transparent application process and a responsive service
  • Carefully managed due diligence costs using trusted legal, financial and technical advisers
  • Our genuine commitment to sustainability and long term relationships

Important information

  • We may seek to recover any property provided as security if you do not keep up repayments on your loan.
  • Interest, fees and due diligence costs will be agreed on each project’s basis. Read our business banking lending tariff for more information.
  • If you repay your loan early, an early repayment fee may apply.

Customer story: Battlesteads Hotel

Battlesteads Hotel nestles in the picturesque village of Wark, Northumberland. The owners are passionate about serving locally sourced produce and compliment this with their own home grown fruit and vegetables.

They demonstrate the positive impact tourism can have on local jobs, suppliers and the environment.

Watch our short film to learn more


Customer story: Wheatland Farm 

In 2014, Wheatland Farm won gold for sustainable tourism in the Devon Tourism Awards for the construction of Balebarn Eco Lodge. The new building is green through and through, from its super-insulated structure to its recycled and upcycled fittings.

A loan from Triodos Bank enabled the owners to install an 11Kw wind turbine.

Specialist Relationship Managers

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With an in-depth knowledge of sustainable businesses

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Want to take the next step?

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