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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.

We have a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system which creates heat and electricity from one source in an environmentally sustainable way. It recovers excess heat which would otherwise be wasted and recycles it into thermal energy that can used for heating, cooling, or hot water.

This may sound complicated, but this basically powers the entire hotel and ensures that our guests never experience a cold shower, an uncomfortably hot room, or the inconvenience of an electricity blackout. This enhances our guest’s experience whilst dramatically reducing the hotel’s energy consumption.

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.