Caring for our Environment


Living Green is Clayton Hotels environmental movement which inspires care for our environment as a “Way of Life” throughout our hotels; both for our people and our guests.

At Clayton Hotel Birmingham our Environment Impact Team work together year-round to ensure we are Living Green and providing innovative solutions which enable us to provide our guests with sustainable hospitality.

Please view our Environmental Policy.

Green Tourism


Clayton Hotel Birmingham are proud to be accredited a Bronze Award from sustainable tourism organisation Green Tourism and we are aiming for the Gold Award in 2021. Green Tourism works to promote a greener, cleaner environment, for people, places and our planet. We achieved the award in 2019 after a rigorous sustainability audit whereby we made many lasting commitments to the environment and community we live in. Our Green Team aim to further minimize the impact that we as a hotel have on the environment.

 

Initiatives which we have implemented


LED Lights

We have changed the majority of the lights in our hotel to LED and are set to complete the transition this year.

Single Use Items

We no longer use single use pens on for our Meetings & Events and instead offer Clayton Pencils.

Instead of offering our Meetings & Events guests single use plastic water bottles, we provide freshly filtered tap water in reusable glass bottles.

Our bathrooms and toilets are now equipped with luxurious eco-friendly Anyah soap and shampoo dispensers instead of single use bottles.

Charities and Volunteering

We have adopted a Polar Bear from the WWF to support the charity as they help to protect precious habitats around the world and all the species which rely on them. To support the WWF this year, our General Manager is running the Manchester Marathon.

We participate in the local community by helping clear up litter and this year we have collaborated with Keep Britain Tidy as part of their Great British Spring Clean.

Last Christmas our team raised almost £1500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity with our Santa Dash Fundraiser.

Biodiversity

Part of our 2021 Action Plan is to increase the biodiversity both on and offsite. As we are a city centre hotel, space is limited, but we believe even small changes can make a difference. Using old pallets, we have made our very own Clayton Birmingham Bee Hotel which is housed in our terrace flower beds and we are building raised beds from pallet wood on our roof, for home grown vegetables and herbs.

We have sponsored 250 tree saplings for Birmingham Trees for Life and the team are going to plant these in Winter 2021.

Waste

We are committed to reducing our waste and recently we have started using a company called Refood who convert our food waste using Anaerobic Digestion into renewable energy and fertiliser for crops.

Our cardboard, glass, and mixed municipal waste are also 100% diverted from landfill and are either recycled or turned into refuse derived fuels.

Rooms

We have a Towel Policy in place to reduce the amount of energy and harmful chemical products being used in the cleaning process by asking guests to consider re-using towels when staying multiple nights.

We have a One Key Card Policy to help reduce energy consumption with the help from guests. When key cards are taken out of the wall, the electric supply ceases in order to save energy.

Guest can use one of our Yoga Mats if they wish to exercise or perform yoga in their room as an alternative to the gym.

Energy

Our energy consumption is monitored regularly and we utilise our Building Management System to tightly control and reduce energy.

Energy Reductions projects, Led Lighting with movement sensors added to reduce energy use.

Food and Drink

We have reviewed our menu offering and where possible are offering local and sustainable ingredients in our meals. We are also working to offer reduced calorie meals for health-conscious guests. All of our menus detail the allergens and when able to do so we are happy to amend dishes for guests with special dietary requirements.

Transportation

We encourage our staff members and guests to arrive by means of public transportation and thanks to our central location, we are close to major transport links, such as Birmingham New Street Station and local bus routes.

Electric car charging points can be found at the nearby Selfridges Moor Street Car Park where you can park at our concession rate of £11 per exit.

Guests can hire bicycles and use Voi Electric Scooters for Climate Neutral Mobility.

Car-Free Activities


Incentives for guests leaving the car behind are:

1.   Stress-free days out without the need to tackle Birmingham’s busy roads

2.   Saving money with the moor street Selfridges car park

Information on Walking, Cycling and Other Travel Activities


  • You can take advantage of the great network of public transport, including buses, trams, and trains around our city.
  • Hire a Brompton bike for your visit from £2.50 a day for frequent users or £5.00 a day for leisure users
  • Use this map to see where you can safely park your bike
  • Click Here for more local information on cycling in Birmingham
  • Take a cruise on Sherborne Wharf Heritage Narrowboats
  • Download the free Walk Run Cycle Birmingham app of self-guided walking, running and cycling routes to help you explore our city

Attractions in Birmingham City Centre


  • Birmingham botanical gardens, a Victorian preserved area of natural and manicured beauty a short distance from Birmingham city center
  • Moseley Bog, a local nature reserve
  • Birmingham Wildlife conservation park
  • Cannon Hill Park, a park made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation.
  • Birmingham tours:
    • Mary Moore Blue badge tourist guide
    • Coach and walking tours around the city
    • Jewellery Quarter
  • Culture and heritage attractions:
    • Walsall arboretum
    • Selly Manor Museum
    • Castle Bromwich Hall and Gardens
    • Cadbury Factory
    • Black country living museum

Guests/Visitors Charter


While staying with us at Clayton Hotel Birmingham you can help protect the planet by working with us to reduce our environmental impact. You can really make a difference with any of the following ideas:

  • Remembering to remove your key card from the power point in your room when you leave.
  • Turn off lights when leaving the room.
  • Turn off the television when leaving the room.
  • Turn off taps when not in use.
  • Limit the use of air-conditioning or heating.
  • Read Towel and Linen Policy
  • Do not flush anything down the toilet which is not biodegradable
  • Refill your water bottle at our water fountain on Level 0 instead of buying a new bottle
  • Try using the city’s public transport, rentable bikes, or walking instead cars
  • See our tourist information for local attractions, many of which are in walking distance
  • By shopping, eating and drinking local, your stay with us can have a positive impact on the lives of others in our City
  • Explore the fresh food markets by the Bullring where you can purchase loose fruit and vegetables from independent retailers

 

Thank you for supporting our environment and helping us with our Living Green movement.

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