Kaldewei has revealed it has been working alongside the Lamington Group to be create the sustainable room2 Chiswick hometel. The new property is said to use 89% less energy per m2 than most other UK hotels, with on-site solar panels and ground source heat pumps converting 100% of the energy needed for heating, cooking, and hot water. Additional energy comes from wind, solar and hydro, which is sourced offsite, making it the world’s first hotel that accounts for its entire carbon footprint making it ‘whole life net zero’.
Alongside the sustainable and energy-efficiency aspects, the hometel takes its design inspiration from the Arts & Crafts movement, and strives to offer guests something that feels real – a space that ditches plastic veneers in favour of stonewashed linen, reclaimed timber, natural recyclable products, and handmade touches crafted by local artisans. Every facet of the hotel – the furniture, fixtures, fittings, and carpets – have been selected because of the sustainability, attitude towards the environment and carbon footprint.
There are 86 bespoke bedrooms and the en suite in each is fitted with Kaldewei’s Cayonoplan shower surface plus waste system with matching cover. All Kaldewei products are manufactured from 100% recyclable steel enamel and last year the company took another step towards becoming a carbon neutral business when it started manufacturing with bluemint Steel – a balance-oriented CO2-reduced steel, which will lessen emissions by 70%.