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Wind of change? (Scarborough Evening News)

A SCARBOROUGH hotel has unveiled plans to install 16 wind turbines on its roof.

The four-star Crown Spa Hotel in Esplanade says the “elegant and pleasing to the eye” units would help it reduce its running costs, while decreasing its energy consumption and CO2 output.

The hotel has previously won awards for its green initiatives, claiming a National Award for Excellence in sustainability in 2010 and an 87 per cent Gold rating at the Green Tourism Business Awards this year.

Administration director David Frank said: “During the last six years The Crown Spa Hotel Green Team has continually reappraised each area of our environment policy. Our main strategy is to investigate and implement new technology or practices to reduce CO2 produced directly and indirectly from fossil fuels and to agree as a management team ongoing best practice.

“The ever increasing cost of fuel for heat and power is a major risk to our business. If we as a business are to continue to prosper and compete as a leading independent leisure business in the region, we must attempt to ‘hedge our exposure’ to this risk.

“A requirement for further power generation can only be met by wind power as there is not enough space within the confines of the property for solar PV.”

Mr Frank added: “The total scheme will produce around 35,200 KWh per year, roughly around five per cent of our electrical consumption – equivalent to the electrical energy used by 7.5 average UK houses or 18 tonnes of CO2.

“This will result in the company reducing total running costs of the business by roughly £17,500 per annum and a payback period of 2.5 years and a reduced reliance on the volatile energy market.

Read more at Scarborough Evening News

Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough wind turbine proposal

A proposed mock-up of the Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough


During the last 6 years The Crown Spa Hotel in Scarborough Green Team has continually reappraised each area of our environment policy. Our main strategy is to investigate and implement new technology or practices to reduce CO2 produced directly and indirectly from fossil fuels and to agree as a management team on-going best practice. We have earned many awards such as a National Award for Excellence in sustainability (in 2010) and a rating of 87% Gold rating for the Green Tourism Business Awards (2011).

The main focus for this current period is reducing consumption and improving efficiency in our Energy and Waste Management processes – especially during these difficult economic times.

The ever increasing cost of fuel for heat and power is a major risk to our business. If we as a business are to continue to prosper and compete as a leading independent leisure business in the region, we must attempt to “hedge our exposure” to this risk.

We have always had 2 main strategic aims since 2006

•             Our main environmental vision is to reduce KG’s CO2 output from fossil derived energy used in Water, Light, Heat and Power by 25% by 2010 from our 2005 – through staff training, energy efficient SMD bulbs, insulation and investment in energy saving technology and indeed producing some energy from biomass and solar hot water heating; this has now been achieved.

•             The further aim is a 50% reduction from our 2005 levels by 2015 – this can only be achieved by investment in further power generation schemes and more technology to help manage energy consumption.

A requirement for further power generation can only be met by wind power as there is not enough space within the confines of the property for solar PV.

Each wind turbine should produce 2,200 KWh of energy based on average wind speeds in the area. The total scheme will produce around 35,200 KWh per year, roughly around 5% of our electrical consumption – Equivalent to the electrical energy used by 7.5 average UK houses or 18 Tonnes of CO2.

This will result in the company reducing total running costs of the business by roughly £17,500 per annum and a payback period of 2.5 years and a reduced reliance on the volatile energy markets.

The choice of design of wind power units, have been ones which will both look elegant and pleasing to the eye, with minimum noise.

Please support our application by downloading a support letter here and sending it to

Regeneration & Planning, Town Hall, St. Nicholas Street,
Scarborough, YO11 2HG.

 

Crown Spa Hotel White Rose Award Finalist

SCARBOROUGH’S tourism industry is shining once again as a selection of the town’s businesses are named as finalists for this year’s White Rose Awards.  The awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the tourism industry”, recognise quality tourism across Yorkshire.  The Crown Spa Hotel, in the Esplanade, which also made the finals last year, is once again in the running, this time competing in both the Large Hotel of the Year category and for the Sustainable Tourism Award.  Also finalists for the second year running are the Sands seafront apartments which have made the shortlist for the Self Catering, Cruisers and Serviced Apartments award.  The Copper Horse, in Seamer, will be battling it out for the Yorkshire Pub of the Year title.

The roll of honour for October’s ceremony also features a number of business from across Ryedale and the Yorkshire Coast.  The Bed & Breakfast/Guest accommodation of the Year category features All Seasons Guest House in Filey, 17 Burgate in Pickering, and Moorlands Country House in Levisham.  Jasmine Park, in Snainton, will be battling it out against three other parks in the Caravan Holiday Park or Village award, while the White Swan Inn, in Pickering, is shortlisted for Small Hotel of the Year.  Whitby is also represented as The Leeway is shortlisted alongside Scarborough’s Crown Spa Hotel in the Sustainable Tourism Award.

Pickering could be in line for more awards with Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Cafe in the Taste of Yorkshire Award, and Pickering Tourist Information making the finals.  Janet Deacon, Welcome to Yorkshire area director for North Yorkshire, said: “It is fantastic news that so many businesses in our area have been shortlisted for the White Rose Awards.  “These awards really showcase the superb standard of the tourism offer in Yorkshire and being shortlisted is a superb achievement.  “We will now keep our fingers crossed and hope that many if not all those on the shortlist, walk away with an award later in the year.”  The winners will be crowned at a ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse on Monday October 10.

Via Scarborough Evening News

My perfect weekend – Sandie Shaw

Sandie Shaw, who has recently had a treatment at the hotel said the following to the Telegraph.

“Jools even likes me to have my feet pedicured before I go on stage; I had a very posh treatment at the Crown Spa Hotel in Scarborough recently.”

You can’t get higher praise than that.  If you want a “posh treatment” don’t hesitate in calling us on 01723 357488, or have a look at our shop.

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Exchange students say farewell to the Crown Spa Hotel

Picture by Neil Silk (Scarborough Evening News)

A group of German exchange students said Auf Wiedersehen to Scarborough with a meal at the Crown Spa Hotel.

The students, who are from Hamburg, have been on work placements with various Scarborough companies during their month-long trip.

Businesses taking the students on included Boyes, the Golden Grid, Tricolos and the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

As the culmination of the visit, they prepared and organised the meal at the Crown Spa Hotel.

During their stay, they completed English lessons at Yorkshire Coast College in the mornings before heading to the various businesses.

It is the third year in a row that German students have visited Scarborough as part of the project, and it is hoped that next year students from Scarborough will complete a similar trip to Germany.

Christiane Alvers, who helped organise the exchange, said: “It was a big challenge for the students to go abroad and complete work placements but they managed very well. Visiting Scarborough was very exciting for them.

“They improved their knowledge of English and learned about cultural differences.

“We also got very good feedback from the businesses where they were working – some of them said they would employ them once they finished their training in Hamburg.”

Her colleague Wendy Swarvy added: “The students always enjoy themselves.”

Via ScarboroughEveningNews.co.uk