Eco Friendly Hotel
One Aldwych, since its establishment in 1998, has placed paramount importance on sustainability, consistently innovating with energy saving, heat reclaim, and water efficiency features. A notable environmental measure the hotel has taken is the installation of the EVAC drainage system, a highly efficient mechanism that conserves water by reducing consumption by 70% compared to conventional systems. This commitment to eco-conscious operation extends to its responsibility towards the environment, staff, and local community, and is validated by the hotel's proud membership with the Considerate Group.
The passion for sustainability is evident in the hotel's diverse eco-friendly initiatives. New rooftop beehives and a bee-friendly garden contribute to urban bee health, while a chlorine-free pool operates with a mineral-based cleaning system. The hotel's comprehensive recycling policy emphasizes reducing, reusing, and recycling, with specific measures like the removal of all plastic straws and stirrers, and the use of a glass crusher to recycle bottles into 'glassphalt' and concrete. A unique in-house water filtration and bottling plant eradicates the need for single-use bottles and cuts down on carbon emissions linked to water transport.
Energy management is reinforced through LED lighting and selection of energy-efficient equipment. Their purchasing policy gives preference to organic, sustainable, low energy, and ethical products. The hotel's food waste is composted on a farm where vegetables for the hotel's restaurant are grown, thereby promoting a table-to-farm-to-table dining concept. Amenities in rooms are natural, paraben-free, and come in biodegradable packaging. As a part of their commitment to social responsibility, they also support independent charities such as StreetSmart and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.