‘Go Green’ with The Rubens at the Palace, London

first_imgDELRAY BEACH, Fla., July 24, 2018 — The newly refurbished Rubens at the Palace has launched a hotel experience that can make guests’ stay healthier and more environmentally friendly. The new ‘Go Green’ package includes a vegan afternoon tea, the chance to learn about The Rubens’ innovative Living Wall, an outdoor exercise session, and even a discount on the use of a Santander bicycle. The package, which is part of The Rubens’ wider sustainability efforts, is available to book now and offers a great way to protect the environment while experiencing a luxurious hotel stay. Upon arrival, a staff member tells guests about the Rubens’ striking Living Wall, which measures 3,750 square feet and contains 10,000 herbaceous plants. The wall, which is the visual centerpiece of the hotel’s sustainability efforts, provides a habitat for local wildlife, improves the air quality of the surrounding neighborhood of Victoria, and acts as natural insulation for the building. Guests are also treated to a delicious vegan afternoon tea, a new addition to the hotel’s menu offerings. A superb selection of loose leaf teas and refreshing infusions are served alongside vegan sandwiches (including wild mushroom, avocado and arugula), plain or chocolate chip scones with strawberry jam and vegan butter, and mouth-watering sweets such as The Rubens’ royal chocolate cake, zesty lemon and ginger bars, and English rose macarons. ‘Go Green’ includes the opportunity to join a member of the Rubens’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team for an outdoor walking or jogging session, and guests are encouraged to explore London using a Santander bicycle during their stay. Those who do end up using this pollution-minimizing bike will have $6.50 removed from their bill. At checkout, guest invoices are emailed rather than printed, as the hotel strives to cut down on paper waste. “Our new ‘Go Green’ experience is the perfect way for guests to play an active part in some of our CSR initiatives, while enjoying a luxurious stay at The Rubens,” said Malcolm Hendry, general manager of The Rubens at the Palace. “We strive every day to minimize our impact on the environment without compromising on quality or service, and we’re excited that ‘Go Green’ puts this commitment front and center of the guest experience.” The Rubens at the Palace is part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a family-run company with a proven commitment to sustainability. Considered one of the most ‘green’ hotels across the collection, The Rubens’ CSR team implements measures that minimize the hotel’s impact on the environment. This includes everything from sourcing energy-efficient light bulbs, to recycling candles, soaps and shampoos, to the elimination of single use plastics (part of the hotel collection’s Multi-Year Plastics Elimination Strategy). One of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) portfolio of brands, Red Carnation works in collaboration with its not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation to research and successfully implement green initiatives throughout its hotels and the company as a whole. The ‘Go Green’ package at The Rubens at The Palace is available from $490 per night, based on two adults sharing a Classic Double room and including full breakfast (the hotel also has a vegan breakfast option).* The package also includes a specially designed Starlight cocktail on arrival, with $1.30 from every cocktail purchased at the hotel donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. For more information about The Rubens at the Palace, or to make a booking please visit www.rubenshotel.com or call 011 44 20 7834 6600  ABOUT THE RUBENS AT THE PALACEExceeding expectations at every turn, this historic and fully renovated hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Overlooking Buckingham Palace and The Queens Gallery, within walking distance of Green Park and Victoria Station, the hotel is also on the doorstep of Victoria’s vibrant new Nova development. Enjoy live lounge music in the Cavalry Bar, a Royal Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge and delicious cuisine in the English Grill and the newly opened Curry Room. www.rubenshotel.com ABOUT THE RED CARNATION HOTEL COLLECTIONRed Carnation Hotels are a collection of family-run, award-winning boutique hotels in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. Each hotel is a landmark of history and tradition. From the recently restored Ashford Castle in Ireland, to the Milestone, a historic mansion hotel in the heart of London, to the truly iconic Oyster Box in South Africa – our hotels are unique and characterful with a personal approach to hospitality. With a peerless reputation for exquisite fine dining, leading spas and sumptuous surroundings, we pride ourselves on delivering warm, thoughtful and highly personalized service. For more information about these award-winning hotels and the rest of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, please go to WWW.REDCARNATION.COMlast_img

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