There are 0 properties currently listed in London. At this time there are 3 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 3 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Base2stay Kensington has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Base2stay Kensington completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Base2stay Kensington employs 31 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Base2stay Kensington please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
base2stay is only the second hotel in London to have received the prestigious Gold Award under the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). The GTBS is the UK's leading sustainable tourism certification scheme, validated by Visit Britain through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT).
base2stay is an accredited member of Hospitable Climates, an energy efficiency agreement between the Institute of Hospitality and the Government. base2stay is also an official member of the Considerate Hoteliers Association.
base2stay is an eco-friendly hotel and has made a long-term commitment to minimising the impact that its operations have on the environment. The base2stay concept has at its core the three principle elements of sustainability - economic, environmental and social.
Our green policies and procedures include the following:
• Energy saving light bulbs are used throughout the hotel • Guests are encouraged to participate in our green policies by re-using their towels, if they wish to do so, having sheets changed less often, and to not use water in a wasteful manner • All rooms have electronic key operated power switches to reduce energy usage when rooms are unoccupied • base2stay currently recycles 80% of their waste • External, corridor and public toilet lights are sensor and timer operated so that electricity is not wasted in low-use hours • Our hot water boilers, cylinders & pumps operate only on demand and are therefore extremely efficient • Services management systems in place to control temperatures throughout the hotel • All staff are trained in environmentally friendly initiatives such as switching lights off in rooms not in use and avoiding using water in a wasteful manner • Where possible, environmentally friendly cleaning products are used • Our delivery requirements are half of those of a traditional hotel, and orders are consolidated, where possible, to reduce transportation costs • We offer Fairtrade tea and coffee in all mini-kitchens
Responsible Visitor Charter At base2stay we understand that by making positive choices we can all reduce our effect on the environment. As a guest, we welcome your support in assisting base2stay and London become a more sustainable destination.
Please see below a number of tips on how you can play a big part in promoting good environmental practices:
• Conserve Energy - reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if heating or air conditioning is on. The Energy Saving Trust provides information on what you can do at home. • Eat Local, Buy Local and See Local - support local producers and services, experience the true flavour of what England has to offer. We have secured discounts for our guests in many of the local restaurants, bars and cafes. Additional information can be sourced from our reception team. • Give Cars and Cabs a Rest - avoid cars, if only for the day. Many of London's attractions are within a short walk of the hotel, ask our reception team for directions. • Be Water Wise - Please use water wisely. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and adhere to towel policies or other water saving initiatives. • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Assist us by avoiding over packaged goods or say no to that extra carrier bag. base2stay currently recycles over 80% of it waste. For more information on what is currently recycled within the hotel, please ask one of our team members. • Support Green businesses - There are hundreds of businesses in London trying to reduce their carbon footprints through the Green Tourism for London Business Scheme. Businesses are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold for their efforts to be more sustainable.
A Sustainable Concept base2stay's concept is environmentally sustainable through its procedures and policies as described above.
base2stay is economically sustainable as it doesn't waste resources by replicating or creating under-utilised facilities that are better provided locally, and is therefore also able to offer economic value to its guests.
base2stay is socially sustainable as it encourages its guests to use local businesses, facilities and service providers through the 'base directory and guide', so acting as a local economic multiplier.