Green Tourism


Committing to green tourism is very important for us at Clayton Hotel Birmingham. We love our Hotel and our city and we want to minimize the impact that we as a Hotel has on the environment. We pride ourselves on offering innovative green solutions. We look after our staff, our customers, our community and our environment in many ways, from sourcing sustainable suppliers, using eco-friendly and recyclable products and training our employees in environmental awareness and best practices.

The Green Tourism Business Scheme


Green Tourism Business scheme is relevant to all tourism enterprises of any size and location. Whichever form of tourism it applies to, Green Tourism businesses are actively involved in reducing the things that contribute to a negative environment.

Eco-Friendly Initiatives


Some of the initiatives that we have implemented to reduce our impact on the environment:

  • We raise funds for charity by undertaking sports and adventure activities. Raised £5000 for GOSH charity in 2019.
  • We support local community social good causes and participate in a local environmental clean-up.
  • We have options for customers to contribute to a social green project. Go Green project.
  • We donate to WWF for helping them to protect the future of polar bears and to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our natural world today.
  • We provide information on healthy eating and cater to food allergies on our menus.
  • We encourage our staff members and guests to arrive by means of public transportation.
  • We mention and advertise how close we are from all central train stations.
  • We have staff offers available for local public transport.
  • We have a concession for parking with Selfridges Moor street parking which is £11 per exit to minimise car use during a guest’s stay. The street parking also has free charging points for Electric Vehicles.
  • We undertake regular maintenance checks, report faults to ensure equipment is operating efficiently.
  • We have “Click Off times policy” for our employees and guests to reduce energy consumption with simple steps.
  • We always like to enlist the help of our guests in achieving our green policy goals.
  • We supply filtered tap water rather than plastic bottled water.
  • 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.
  • Energy Reductions projects, Led Lighting with movement sensors added to reduce energy use.

Car-Free Activities


Incentives for guests leaving the car behind are:

  • Stress-free days out without the need to tackle Birmingham’s busy roads
  • Saving money with the moor street Selfridges car park
  • Show your train ticket upon check-in to receive a free coffee/tea from the bar

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 the Clayton 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.
  • Limit the use of air-conditioning or heating.
  • Read Towel and Linen Policy
  • Try using the city’s public transport instead of private cars, to help reduce pollution
  • 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

Remember, even if you have driven here, our concession at the Moor Street Selfridges car park is £11 per exit, so if you leave it in there for your entire stay you will save money on exiting. We invite you to take to the streets of our city and explore like a real local to get the most from your stay with us.

Thank you for supporting our environment.

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