The Imperial Hotel in Llandudno has held the Green Key environmental accreditation since February 2016. The 98 bed, four-star hotel commands a prominent position on the Llandudno seafront and has long since led the way on sustainability matters in the resort. 

Proud of having considered sustainability ‘long before it was in fashion’, The Imperial Hotel drew up its first environmental policy back in 1998. In addition to their responsibilities to the environment, they recognised that being aware of issues such as energy and water usage would keep their bills down. In a business the size of The Imperial Hotel, small changes across all areas can soon add up to big savings. 

With an onsite fitness centre and swimming pool, their water use was always going to be high, but by carefully and continually monitoring it they saved themselves a significant amount of money by identifying a leak that had gone undetected. 

The business doesn’t let its Grade II listed status hold it back when it comes to moving forward. One of the first hotels in the resort to offer electric car charging, they now also boast a Tesla charging point. 

Geoff Lofthouse, General Manager, The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno said 

I am delighted The Imperial Hotel has achieved this international environmental award from Green Key in recognition of our green credentials, and in particular that we were the first large hotel in North Wales to gain this acclaimed status.  We’ve been working on our green action plan since before the millennium and this continues to ensure the hotel’s sustainable approach is first class.

For more information, visit the Green Key website www.greenkey.cymru