Yorkshire hotel launches range of sustainability measures | Item

The Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton, Yorkshire, has unveiled a new set of measures aimed at making the site a ‘beacon of sustainability in the hospitality industry’.

The 96-room hotel has now implemented a series of measures to reduce its carbon footprint. For example, the site invested in a low-emission biomass boiler for its heating and installed an electronic car charging station that customers can use for free.

The hotel is also encouraging increased use of the bicycle with a new secure storage area and a wet room for cyclists. Meanwhile, the new small catering boat, The Graceful Swan, has been adapted to be fully electric, while the hotel is also increasing the number of local suppliers.

Other initiatives include reducing the amount of waste going to landfill through increased recycling and reduced packaging, stopping the use of single-use plastics, switching to green cleaning products, providing refillable toiletries and encouraging clients to consider not asking for fresh towels every day and recruiting local staff rather than relying on regular agency staff from further afield.

Chief Executive Officer Michael Scully said: “We have seen world leaders make strong statements about the need to act and it is clearer than ever that the time for rhetoric is over and we must all take positive steps to enforce it. take this into account in every aspect of our business.

“Sometimes it’s about thinking outside the box to find creative ways to reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we have opted for tables with marble tops in our restaurant, to save on the environmental impact of washing tablecloths.

He added, “We are trying to buy as much product as possible from reputable local suppliers with low food miles and we want to increase that further. We are very open to local businesses who contact us with goods or services that might be relevant.

“Reducing product mileage is something every business can do to help reduce their carbon footprint, and it has the added benefit of supporting the local economy. “