DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly recycles and reuses in room makeovers

by: Felicity Cousins | April 17, 2024

UK: DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly, which is managed by global hotel management company Valor Hospitality, has unveiled a full room refurbishment with sustainability in mind.

The project, which started last summer, set out to give all 285 bedrooms a more modern feel, while focusing on limiting the impact the work would have on the environment.

The hotel worked closely with partners to minimise wastage, diverting 69.85 tonnes from landfill, while also donating televisions to longstanding charity partner, Embassy Village a Manchester homelessness charity. 

As well as items being donated to charity, 54 tonnes of furniture has been reused within the hospitality industry, by working with The Hotel Clearance Company.

Wardrobes and mini bar units were fitted with new tops and reused in situ, with carpet and underlay recycled to be donated as pet bedding.  

Andrew Fletcher, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly said: “We’re delighted to finally be able to unveil our new makeover to the public. A great guest experience is imperative to us, and we really believe our guests will love this refresh. We were so pleased to be able to work with one of our charity partners, Embassy Village, to donate televisions, which will greatly benefit the Manchester community.” 

Brian McCarthy, president at Valor Hospitality UK & Europe said: “At Valor, we’re committed to prioritising sustainability, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly refurb project is a shining example of how we can come together to reduce waste, while continuously improving and providing an exceptional experience for our guests.  

“Updating hotel décor should have as little impact on the planet as possible, and I’m delighted to see the results of how much furniture we were able to donate or recycle by working closely with our partners.” 

We spoke to Lee Pickersgill energy manager, Valor Hospitality in a Q&A, see below.

Q&A: Lee Pickersgill, energy manager, Valor Hospitality

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