Budget chain Jurys Inn has opened its latest hotel in Brighton, which includes a number of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.
The Jurys Inn Brighton has received an “excellent” rating from BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Assessment Method) as a result of measures including the use of gas-condensing boilers and solar water heaters.
According to BREEAM, the hotel has achieved a 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared with current best practice, as well as improving the rate at which the hotel loses heat through conduction and radiation by at least 10 per cent. Jurys Inn has also made attempts to protect local wildlife, with several bird boxes on the side of the hotel and two kestrel boxes on the roof.
The hotel itself has 234 bedrooms, all with broadband internet access, flatscreen TVs and air conditioning. Food and beverage outlets include Innfusion, a 152-cover restaurant, Inntro Bar for drinks and light snacks, and Il Barista for coffees and pastries. There are also nine meeting rooms with capacities ranging from five to 110 delegates.
The Jurys Inn Brighton is located next to the mainline railway station in the New England Quarter of the city, a centrally-located stretch of land originally owned by British Rail which has now been set aside for mixed-use urban development including retail, hotels, housing, community and educational facilities.
For more information visit jurysinn.com.
Report by Mark Caswell