Hotel group applies for self supply licence

Village Hotels has applied for a self supply Water Supply and Sewerage Licence.

The hospitality chain currently has 30 hotels across the UK with more to open over the next few years.

Ofwat’s consultation on the licence application says water is crucial to the day to day running of the business, including its swimming pools, restaurants and gyms. It reported that Village Hotels expanded its sustainability plan in 2019 to include water reducing processes, and the majority of its sites already have AMR devices. Self supply would help: “Currently it feels like it has little control over water, and this would ensure it is focusing more on become more water efficient at its sites.”

Village Hotels has entered a partnership with Waterscan under which the latter will act as managing agent and provide support and services.

The consultation runs until 23 January.