London is a city full of history and tradition. As the capital of the United Kingdom, London continues to be an indicator of fashion and innovation. While visiting London’s top attractions, choosing a hotel with environmental initiatives is now made easy with green platforms like TiCATi!
We have listed the top 10 Eco-Friendly hotels in London:
In achieving EarthCheck Gold Certification, The Langham, London is officially recognised for its commitment to benchmarking its energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment; along with implementing an integrated environmental and social policy. The Langham, London has also been awarded Silver certification by Green Tourism Silver. This award recognises traditional energy and resource management, as well as businesses that are actively promoting public transport, local cultural activities and London’s open spaces.
The Savoy is one of greenest luxury hotel. The Savoy’s food waste is recycled into renewable energy and nutrient-rich biofertiliser and through a combination of Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) and Anaerobic Digestion processes. A combined heat and power plant reduces the hotel’s reliance on the energy grid by approximately 50%. Fairmont is committed to purchasing local, organic, Fair Trade and sustainable food products wherever possible, including utilizing organic or biodynamic wines, local purveyors and on-site herb gardens. The Savoy provides sustainable menu options using produce that supports our local growers, providing seasonal and organic options for our guests. BMW bikes are available for hire in the Savoy, as well as jogging maps, nature walks, cycle routes and Royal Park details. The Savoy is certified with Green Key Eco Rating 4 and Green Tourism Gold.
The Cookbook Cafe in InterContinental London Park Lane celebrates the finest, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients and was recently recognised with a three-star award from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. The team has installed their very own hives on the roof of the hotel. InterContinental London Park Lane has a keen focus on reducing energy levels, increasing our recycling promise and sustainable dining. With the certification of Green Engage and Green Globe, the hotel continues to engage with the local community and environmental causes.
The Beaumont is a luxury hotel designed with fully integrated building services, including full air conditioning throughout using energy efficient heat pump systems with heat recovery and a carbon saving CHP system to provide heating and hot water. All public rooms are provided with state of the art lighting controls and a fully integrated IT network provides communication, internet and security services. A BREEAM award of Very Good was obtained through the application of sustainable design practice throughout the design and construction process.
The energy supplied to Jumeirah Carlton Tower by its energy supplier comes from sustainable sources and the hotel monitors its energy goals on a weekly basis. In order to raise awareness of the environment, the hotel provides environmental information on ipads in the guest rooms. Jumeirah Carlton Tower also offers guests the opportunity to use the hotel’s bikes to explore London. With its intensive efforts in Waste Management, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy and its Environmental, Health and Safety Management System, Green Globe certifies Jumeirah’s guarantee to conduct business in a responsible and transparent manner both socially and environmentally.
The May Fair Hotel London has committed to achieve credible, responsible business practices including, socio-cultural, economic wellbeing and nature and to to reduce our overall Ecological and Carbon Footprint by conserving natural resources and energy. The hotel minimize and efficiently manage waste production. In order to ensure the least possible negative impact on the natural environment and to expand our Responsible Purchasing policy, The May Fair Hotel works closely with its suppliers. The hotel is a member of Green Tourism Gold level.
Brown’s Hotel is a family friendly hotel, where the service, meals, activities and amenities are customized for children at all ages. Children 10 years and under eat for free with conditions at Brown’s Hotel. Brown’s Hotel has undergone renovation, a key factor in which was the hotel’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by introducing practical, efficient recycling solutions for as many of its waste materials as it could. The hotel has successfully reduce the food waste by installing a food waste disposer and dewaterer in the kitchen. The hotel is a member of Green Tourism Bronze level certificates.
The Ritz London has a policy of purchasing the freshest ingredients available to the market place for each season. Local suppliers are utilised to reduce the carbon footprint, enabling the shortest distance from farm to plate. The Ritz London is renowned for being traditionally British in its style of cooking and by purchasing from local suppliers. All of the meat used is British and where possible fairtrade produce is used. Its food waste is segregated and processed through a food waste processor machine. Food waste is transformed into a dry pulp and treated as general refuse.The Ritz London is actively tackling needless waste from hitting already overflowing landfills, by recovering partly used soap and guest amenities and donating it to CleanConscience, thus promoting a greener, more sustainable future. The Ritz London is a member of Green Tourism at Gold level.
The Draycott Hotel continues to reduce the usage of harmful cleaning chemicals and replacing these with eco-friendly products wherever possible and to reduce its energy consumption by 10% by looking at energy saving devices such as movement lighting, continuing with a roof insulation programme and working on long term projects such as implementing LED lighting. The Draycott Hotel is working on providing more organic produce, seasonal vegetables and local produce food and to fit water saving devices in toilets in order to reduce water use by 10%. The Draycott Hotel also donates bathroom products to local homeless charities. The hotel is a member of Green Tourism at gold level. The Draycott Hotel offers a number of complimentary services to all guests; served in the hotel’s Drawing Room are complimentary refreshments including tea and home-made biscuits at 4pm, a glass of quality champagne at 6pm, followed by a warming hot chocolate from 9.30pm.
The spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf use Organic Pharmacy products, rose and jasmine fragrances, personalized massages, and facial treatments to ensure the skin is nourished. A luxurious spa experience complemented by stunning views of the River Thames is truly a treat to remember. The hotel is a member of Green Tourism Silver level.