Apex Hotels wins Sustainable Business at Springboard Awards

Apex Hotels picked up the Sustainable Business accolade at last night’s Springboard Awards which took place at a glittering ceremony at The InterContinental Hotel in London on 11th April.

The hotel group was up against stiff competition with The Hilton, Leonardo Hotels, Sodexo and Wilson Vale also on the short list. Apex Hotels demonstrated a long term, companywide commitment to sustainable practices and policies which shone above the rest.

The group has put in place a comprehensive Carbon Plan designed to propel the organisation to NetZero and has committed over £1 million to reducing carbon emissions.

The initiative has already yielded some impressive results including recycling 60% of all waste with zero landfill, cutting over 600,000 plastic and glass bottles from waste through a new partnership with Belu Water and changing all room amenities to refillable Antipodes crafted from reused ocean-bound materials, which are fully recyclable.

The hotel group has also streamlined task and reduced waste by introducing a new Paperless Check-in and Invoicing system, as well as a new guest App to improve efficiency.

A new Building Management System (BMS) has also yielded a 15% reduction in electricity consumption at Apex Waterloo Place in Edinburgh, with plans to roll out BMS across all its London properties.