Sustainability

Sustainability

Imperial London Hotels is committed to making sure that we regularly monitor and access our carbon footprint to try and significantly reduce our environmental impact through implementing green best-practices in all areas of our hotel including maintenance, operations, logistics, food & beverage, products, and supplies. 

Our key goal is to reduce waste, save energy and cut down on our water usage, year on year. Below are some of the initiatives that we have undertaken recently to try and reach our green goals. We work with suppliers that share our sustainability commitment and are continuing our efforts to phase out single use plastics. 
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Our own in-house laundry facility for complete control

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Charging pods at Royal National & President Hotel

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Work together with sustainable waste company

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Provide insect & wildlife with nesting facilities

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Installing solar panels on to the roof of our largest hotel

Imperial London Hotels Laundry

Imperial London Hotels operates its own in-house laundry facility based in central London, ensuring that we have complete control over all our linen washing processes from start to finish.

The quickening pace and effects of global climate change mean that it is more important than ever for us to pay attention to the conservation of vital resources such as water, gas, and electricity within our factory processes.

Linen Reuse Programme

Guests who are staying with us for more than one night are encouraged to re-use their towels as they would at home and support us on our mission to think green.

To do this, we introduced reminder cards into all our bathrooms to prompt guests and let them know that they can choose to re-use their towels if they wish. 

Charging Pods & Electric Fleet

We have pod point rapid charging stations installed for electric vehicles at both our Royal National and President Hotel underground car parks. So, if our guests or employees are driving into London, they can rest assured that they can conveniently recharge on the premises.

To further support our sustainability goals, we have also recently upgraded our small fleet of hotel service vehicles to electric or hybrid vehicles, contributing to lower CO2 emissions and improved air quality in central London.

Hotel Recycling Programme

Imperial London Hotels currently recycles a large percentage of all its hotel waste, including paper, cardboard, glass and food. We work together with London’s leading sustainable waste management company who send zero waste to landfill. Using state of the art equipment, they take the hotel’s mixed recyclables are sort them into 99% pure material, before being cleaned and processed into brand new products that can be sold and reused.

Our food waste is also sent to an anaerobic digestion facility, which offers an environmentally friendly alternative to landfills. This uses a natural process which allows microorganisms to break down organic matter, which is then converted into renewable energy and fertiliser.

Biodiversity in Bloomsbury

In 2019 Imperial London Hotels worked alongside the Commissioners of Russell Square to bring a new kind of hotel to Bloomsbury.

The insect hotel was the idea of a volunteer gardening group for the square. Also known as a bug hotel or insect house, the manmade structure consists of several different sections that provide insect and wildlife with nesting facilities, particularly during winter.

Solar Energy & Central Heating Recovery

We have incorporated solar technology into our hotel infrastructure by installing solar panels on to the roof of our largest hotel, the Royal National. These solar panels generate electricity for use by the hotel and any unused or surplus solar electricity is exported to the national grid.