Best Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Practices in Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
16 April 2009
The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, in collaboration with the Portuguese German Chamber of Commerce Training Centre, was selected to take part in an energy saving best practices study aimed at encouraging the use of solar thermal energy in hotels.
The project, initiated by Engineer João Garrido Key Account Executive Portugal of K-Solar Holding BV, saw the participation of Corinthia Hotel Lisbon’s regional chief engineer Pedro Ferreira and his technical team. At the end of the exercise, the team’s proposals were deemed to offer the best solutions for energy saving best practices from among all the participants taking part in the project throughout Portugal.
The proposals put forward by the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon team ensured a reduction of no less than 11% of the hotel’s total energy costs, representing an energy saving potential of up to 70 MHz per year and a CO2 saving potential of 14 ton per year. The Corinthia Lisbon’s study will now be presented in several UE countries as an example of the best strategy on energy saving in the hotel business and will be included in a brochure produced by the European Energy Manager (EUREM). In a brief comment about his participation in the project, Engineer João Garrido stated “This has been a truly holistic experience that has honed and improved my analytic skills.
The results achieved will result in substantial savings for the hotels and augur well for the future of our planet”.
About Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
The 518-room Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, is situated minutes away from Lisbon’s most important attractions, shopping and nightlife, and offers extensive conference and banqueting facilities and a magnificent Executive Club Sky Lounge for its Executive Club guests. Located on the top floor of the hotel, with the city of Lisbon, its 18th Century Aqueduct, and the Monsanto Natural Park as a backdrop, here the business traveler can combine comfort and relaxation with small meetings or private events. The hotel also houses the Típico and Sete Colinas restaurants, which offer traditional and international cuisine. The Tempus Lounge Bar and the beautiful Terrace Garden are perfect places for relaxation. The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is owned by Malta-based International Hotel Investments plc (IHI) and operated by CHI Hotels & Resorts, a joint venture between IHI and the Hotel Group of the United States. The hotel forms part of the Wyndham Grand Collection.
About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia Hotels is an internationally acclaimed Brand of luxury hotels in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Libya, Malta, Portugal and Russia. Founded by the Pisani family of Malta in the 1960s, the Corinthia brand stands in that proud tradition of Mediterranean hospitality and its signature services communicate the ‘Warm smiles, Inspired Flavours and Pleasant Surprises’ of its Maltese heritage. All Corinthia hotels feature state-of-the art conference areas, extensive leisure and business traveller facilities, and are each renowned for their uniqueness of character. Corinthia Hotels’ portfolio includes two award-winning properties: The Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Hungary - winner of Europe’s ‘Best Hotel Architecture Award’ and member of ‘The Most Famous Hotels in the World’ and The Corinthia Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic - the first hotel ever to win Best Gastronomy Concept in the Czech Republic and a recipient of the ‘5 stars and 6 stripes’ designation from renowned US reviewer Seven Stars and Stripes. The Corinthia Hotels portfolio also features the elegant Corinthia Hotel San Anton and the splendid Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay in Malta, The superior five-star Corinthia Hotel Tripoli, Libya, the modern Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in Portugal and the renowned Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg in Russia. The Corinthia Hotels brand is associated with the ‘Wyndham Grand Collection’ tier of upscale hotels worldwide.
About Wyndham Grand Collection
The Wyndham Grand Collection is an ensemble of elegant, one-of-a-kind hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand aimed at guests looking for unique experiences in distinctive destinations around the world. Properties in The Wyndham Grand Collection are the Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour, London; Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; Grand Bay Hotel, Isla Navidad Resort, Manzanillo, Mexico; Corinthia Hotel Prague, Czech Republic; Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Hungary; Corinthia Hotel San Anton, Malta; Corinthia Hotel St Georges Bay, Malta; Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, Portugal; Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg, Russia; Corinthia Hotel Tripoli, Libya; and Veneto, Panama City, Panama. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or an affiliate. For more information, visit www.wyndham.com.