SEE GREEN AT SHANGRI-LA HOTELS IN INDIA
Located in the greenest part of the city Lutyens’ Delhi, Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi is the right choice for a ‘Breathe Easy’ stay, with the natural air-purifying plants. Apart from the Electronic Air Filters that remove airborne particles as small as 2.5 microns, there are a variety of air-purifying plants that have been beautifully placed at various public areas in the hotel.
Snake plants placed in the hotel lobby are known for purifying the air and removes formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide produced by fuel burning appliances. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) improves the air quality by 60% and it is amongst the top house plants of the hotel. Spider plants placed near the Swimming Pool produces oxygen whilst purifying the air by absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene. Additionally, Spider Plants are non-toxic and edible, making them safe for children enjoying at the kids swimming pool. Other air purifying plants at the hotel like Mother’s Plant, Money Plant and Aloe Vera are quite popular for improving the air quality.
Some other big initiatives taken to drive a socially responsible business at Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi include installation of Water Aerators in the guestrooms’ health faucets to save water, replacement of coal fired tandoors with PNG fired tandoors and conventional lighting fixtures with LEDs to save energy. Special Winnow Machines has been installed in the restaurant to track food waste. An eco-friendly technology called ‘Steam Clean’ uses steam to clean the guest areas instead of chemicals.
Keeping in line with climate changes and depletion of natural resources, Shangri-La hotel, Bengaluru has save power and see green initiatives at the hotel which works to minimise the impact on environment while conserving biodiversity and managing waste, water and energy.
Solar and wind power is used as the energy source to supply power to eighty percent of the hotel to minimize commercial energy consumption. Solar and wind power plants produce clean and renewable energy from a fuel source that requires no locating, excavation, transportation, or combustion. This sustainable energy is produced without waste or emissions, is quiet and clean, and has a positive impact on hotel guest experience.
Water treatment plant supplies treated and recycled water to the cooling tower used for centralised air conditioning and is also used to water the vertical garden outside and inside the hotel premises.
Organic waste of the hotel, such as dry leaves, fruit and vegetable peels, and used coffee grounds are recycled in the organic waste convertor to become compost through an aerobic process. Compost from the waste convertor is rich in nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen, and makes a natural fertilizer for the kitchen and herb garden of Shangri-La hotel, Bengaluru.