This hotel will be the first of the group’s UK portfolio to contain a vegetable garden, in line with AccorHotels’ PLANET21 plan to support urban agriculture by planting 1,000 vegetable gardens in its hotels by 2020.
It has also been designed sustainably with a wide range of initiatives aimed at achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating. BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings, measuring sustainable value in a series of categories, ranging from energy to ecology.
Sustainable features in Novotel Canary Wharf include:
· A Combined Heat Power system that will contribute to a 30 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions
· Light regulation system that adjusts the level of light according to the time of day and season
· Beehives on the 39th floor – believed to be the highest in the UK – that will produce honey for guests
· Recycling of cooking oil, general waste, soap and bottled bathroom products
· Use of eco-friendly food products and products from local suppliers and short supply chains