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Tuesday, April 12 2022 - 19:19
Singapore's First Garden-In-A-Hotel, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore Embraces Long-Term Sustainability With Green Innovations
SINGAPORE, Apr. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore, owned by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, 
has established its position as Singapore's first 'Garden-in-a-Hotel' with over 
2,400 plants and trees spread across 15,000 square feet of space in the hotel.

As part of its long-term commitment to sustainability and business growth, the 
hotel has actively embraced sustainable practices across a broad spectrum of 
its operations. Taking on a 'rejuvenate' approach to enhance existing assets 
instead of tearing down and reconstructing the building during its 
SGD45-million transformation in 2020, the hotel preserved the iconic structure, 
designed by Architect John Portman, and prevented over 51,300 metric tonnes of 
carbon dioxide from being produced, equivalent to cutting down 8.7 million 

Energy & Water Management - To enhance energy management, motion sensors in 
guestrooms and public areas power down lights and air conditioning when guests 
are not present. The hotel has also recently installed 210 solar panels, which 
generate more than 350kwh of electricity daily, sufficient to power 540 typical 
households in Singapore in a day. The overall energy consumption is now reduced 
by 1.4%. With an expected lifespan of 25 years, the solar panels are projected 
to save SGD450,000, which can help fund other sustainability projects. The 
hotel has also installed low-flow shower heads that reduce water flow from 27 
to nine litres per minute.

Plastic Waste Management - The in-room water filtration system has eliminated 
the need for bottled water, eliminating the carbon impact from the production 
and eventual waste processing of over 360,000 plastic bottles annually. Straws, 
containers and cutleries used for takeaways have now been replaced with 
bio-degradable alternatives.

Food Waste Management - Better planning of meals months in advance help reduce 
the hotel's food waste by close to 72%. The hotel always tries to offer 
seasonal greens so that the vegetables can be grown at the Urban Farm, or at 
least sourced from local suppliers.

Food waste are often recycled or usage from every part of the food is 
maximised. For example, at the hotel's restaurant, Peppermint, the chefs 
utilise the beef trimmings from other beef dishes to make Shredded Beef Ragu 
Pasta. Another ingredient that the hotel recycles is the watermelon rind – the 
white parts of the rind are used like a vegetable for stir-fried dishes. The 
hotel has also recently installed energy-efficient digesters, which break down 
food waste in an environmentally friendly manner, into a liquid that is safe 
for disposal into the waste pipe.   

Urban Farm - The hotel is home to one of the largest urban farms in the Central 
Business District, with over 60 varieties of vegetables, herbs and edible 
flowers, forming the backbone of the hotel's farm-to-table, farm-to-bar and 
farm-to-spa concepts. Used coffee beans are processed and used as compost in 
the Urban Farm.

To date, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore has been recognised at the 
World Travel Mart World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021 with a silver award in 
the "Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment" category, and has won "Best 
Sustainable Hotel Award 2021" by Savour BlackBookAsia Awards 2021.

Mr. Melvin Lim, General Manager, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore, 
said, "As the issue of climate change and awareness of business' impact on the 
environment have grown, so too has adopting policies that have a favourable 
effect on that impact. Sustainability is everyone's responsibility, and 
adopting green innovations is at the core of our hotel's green values. 
Sustainability is what is best for the planet, and our guests are increasingly 
demanding this level of commitment from us."

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore's Green Innovations and Initiatives 
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   Caption: 210 solar panels were recently installed at PARKROYAL COLLECTION 
Marina Bay, Singapore