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The Savoy: London’s most sustainable luxury hotel’?

TAKE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS BREAK WITH THE 'ELEMENTS STAY PACKAGE'
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod

In a bid to become ‘London’s most sustainable luxury hotel’, The Savoy has developed a package that lets guests experience the luxurious and ‘green’ sides of London.

The ‘Elements Stay Package’ includes a ‘Green Butler’, who will be on-hand to share all he knows about what The Savoy – and London – has to offer for the eco-conscious tourist. Intellectually curious travellers can enjoy a three-hour sustainability-themed walk with Context Travel, or experience London’s wild side with a trip to ZSL London Zoo, which has been attracting visitors of all ages since 1847.

10 squids for the zoo

At the zoo you’ll get to meet and explore the habitats of over 750 different species of animal, and learn about some of the zoo’s wild animal conservation, education and science programmes. On top of that The Savoy will donate £10 to The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) charity on your behalf.

During the stay you’ll be able to enjoy meals in Kaspar’s, which is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and a gourmet organic hamper can be arranged if you feel like going out for the day. The concierge will be able to point you in the direction of heritage sites, nature walks, cycling and jogging routes, wildlife centres, conservation programmes and community projects for volunteering.

If the weather’s not great and you don’t want to make use of one of the hotel’s BMW bikes (and helmets), there’s a one-day travel card to fall back on. But, after being picked up in a chauffeur-driven luxury Mercedes ‘BlueTEC’ hybrid on arrival, the Jubilee line at rush hour may seem a bit of a fall from grace.

For bookings, rates and availability, visit www.fairmont.com/savoy-london.

  • Overnight accommodation.
  • Transfer from a London airport or station in The Savoy’s chauffeur-driven luxury Mercedes ‘BlueTEC’ hybrid vehicle.
  • Complimentary valet car parking if arriving by hybrid vehicle.
  • A ‘Savoy Green Butler’ to assist with requests such as packing and making travel arrangements, advising on green initiatives within the hotel and places of interest around London.
  • Welcome amenity on arrival.
  • A leisurely breakfast served in Kaspar’s, The Savoy’s new restaurant, which is also a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
  • A three-course dinner in Kaspar’s, including a pre-dinner, biodynamic cocktail served in the famous American Bar.
  • A trip to ZSL London Zoo to experience London’s wild side, or alternatively you can choose from one of Context Travel’s inspirational three-hour green walking tours of London.
  • Complimentary use of a BMW bicycle, with a helmet provided.
  • A one-day travelcard allowing free use of London’s public transport network.
  • A donation of £10 to The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) charity, devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, on your behalf.
  • An organic, gourmet picnic hamper and blanket can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Details of outdoor activities, including heritage sites, nature walks, cycle and jogging routes, wildlife centres, conservation programmes and community projects for volunteering, are available through the Concierge.
  • Subject to availability, this offer is available year-round – though it isn’t available for groups of ten or more. Rates start at £990 per night (inclusive of VAT), based on double occupancy. For rates and availability, check the Savoy’s reservations page.

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