Some of the activities which the hotel completes in order to reduce our impact on the environment include: taking part in the Love Food Hate Waste Project, helping to educate students on the importance of recycling items and growing their own food through donation of wormery to local school & helping with garden maintenance at Foyle Hospice.
- Helping local hospices with gardening maintenance
City Hotel recognised at AA Awards The City Hotel Derry has been awarded runner up at the prestigious AA Awards in London earlier this month as AA Eco Hotel of the Year 2015. The hotel who narrowly missed out on the award to the famous Savoy Hotel in London beat off intense competition from a number of hotels throughout the UK to scoop second place. Claire Campbell Guests Services Manager and Veronica Doherty, Accommodation manager at the hotel attended the event in the impressive Grosvenor Hotel in London earlier this month. Speaking after the event, Claire commented: ‘We are delighted to attend this evening and be recognised amongst the top hotels in the UK for our eco friendly approach. The team at the hotel have been committed over the past number of years to establishing an effective eco strategy which has resulted in us being here this evening’ The AA Eco Hotel Awards acknowledges independent hotels which have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainability. The AA judges look for evidence of established policy and employee engagement. This includes employee training and changes made to operations, development of accountability and ownership of environmental targets as well as internal and external communication of environmental initiatives. In addition the judges looked at reduction of consumption of utilities, carbon footprint, waste management and pollution, a recycling programme and the use of sustainable products and local suppliers.
- AA Awards
- European Week Waste Reduction 2012
- Green Tourism Gold Award 2014
As many of our energy awareness activities have resulted in cost savings for the hotel, some of these savings have been passed on to local charities and organisations supporting the environment.
- Water Aid
- Roe Valley Bee Keepers Association
- MacMillan Cancer