Regal Hotels group has set up small organic farms at five of its properties in its home base of Hong Kong and use the produce at its restaurants. Occupying a total area of 368 sq ft (34 sqm), the garden areas are part of a set of green initiatives called “We Love Our Planet”.
The group’s area general manager in Hong Kong, John Girard, said: “Our gardens are run on organic principles and we are attempting full organic certification. Not only is it a great conversation piece for diners, but also eco-conscious and efficient, and helps reduce our carbon footprint.”
The house-grown produce you might be able to sample when visiting the hotels’ restaurants includes lemongrass, Thai chili and basil. At Regal Airport Hotel, the herbs will be offered in the menus of the Café and Regala.
Regala House Salad – the sauce is made from herbs grown in one of the organic farms
The organic garden at Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong and executive chef Bernhard Reineke
Regal is a fast-growing regional hospitality group with an increasing presence in China. For more about it, click here for a story in the April issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.