The Jurys Inn Newcastle has reached the final stages of a search to seek out the most eco-friendly hotels.
The city centre hotel is in line to win a top Goldstar Award from Green Tourism for its commitment to sustainability.
The hotel has been shortlisted in the category of Best Hotel and is among 60 UK finalists drawn from a total of more than 2,400 entries, which have been whittled down to make the list of nominations for 13 awards.
Now in its fourth year the annual awards aim to honour those businesses and organisations that have done the most to promote sustainability within the industry by implementing cost-saving practices that help the environment, improve customer service and benefit the bottom line.
The hotel is the only Newcastle business to reach the final and is up against 35 other businesses from England, 22 from Scotland, one from Wales and one from Northern Ireland.
All were nominated after being assessed for their innovation, cost savings and green ambassadorship.
The winners of each category will be announced at the Green Tourism Annual conference on November 10 during a special ceremony held in the Palace Hotel, Manchester.
Andrea Nicholas, director of Green Tourism, said: “The Goldstar Awards are a recognition of the best of the best in Britain when it comes to creating and maintaining a thriving sustainable tourism industry.
“A total of 60 green tourism businesses from across the UK have been shortlisted for the Goldstar Awards this year out of more than 2,400 entries.
“These finalists represent the best of the best, the top 3% of Green Tourism businesses in the UK.”