The Waldorf Hilton partners with Somerset House to donate 1600 plastic bottles for their latest art installation

by Francesca

The Waldorf Hilton has successfully donated 1600 plastic bottles to Somerset House for their latest installation ‘The Arks of Gimokudan.’

On display from the 5th – 26th April 2022, the installation by Philippine artist-designer Leeroy New, marks the occasion of Earth Day 2022. This is Leeroy New’s first large-scale UK installation and it uses only plastic waste and recycled materials.

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Exnol Harris, Chief Engineer, led the operation to retrieve the 1600 water bottles, from various departments and events at the hotel. His team carried out a weekly collection, ensuring that any plastic bottle used was retrieved and stored especially for this project.

The Waldorf Hilton is making strides to enhance its sustainability initiative.

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Recently, the hotel participated in Earth Hour, where the lights on three canopies and the façade were switched off, alongside non-essential meeting lights and battery-operated candles were used to light the lobby and their Signature Restaurant, Homage.
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Guy Hilton, General manager at The Waldorf Hilton comments:

“The Waldorf Hilton strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible and The Arks of Gimokudan at Somerset House was a perfect project to be involved with as we could contribute all our guest-used water bottles and see them turn into something inspiring and creative. We look forward to being part of many sustainable projects in the future.”

The Waldorf Hilton features Hilton CleanStay, an industry-leading programme that delivers an enhanced standard of cleanliness and disinfection across all of Hilton’s hotels globally. Developed in collaboration with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, Hilton CleanStay allows guests to enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay, providing peace-of-mind from check-in to check-out. Enhanced standards include an increased frequency of cleaning of all public areas and flexible housekeeping options.

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