Monday, 7 September 2009

A glimpse of the future...

Rafayel’s on the Left Bank is a brand new hotel complex opening in Battersea this autumn. Part of the stunning Falcon Wharf Development, this 5-star hotel is a blueprint for how hotels will look in the (not too distant) future. The hotel will incorporate the latest technological advances to help minimise the impact on the environment through reduced CO2 emissions.

In a unique partnership with Phillips Electronics, Rafayel’s will be one of the world’s first hotels to showcase the latest in low emission lighting technology. In view of the phase-out of incandescent bulbs, you will be able to see how this technology has been advanced and implemented whilst significantly reducing carbon footprints. Considering the average carbon footprint for a guest in a London hotel is 70 kg, at Rafael’s it will be just 17kg and being an all LED hotel, overall electrical costs will be reduced by 80%.

The hotel may be good for the environment but this doesn’t mean that guests will be expected to live the life of a hippee – Rafayel’s on the Left Bank is the last word in luxury. Comprising 65 guest rooms, each with fantastic views over the river and the city skyline – each generously proportioned and equipped with the most advanced technology (it’s all quite complicated but we’ll try and give you a flavour of some of the things we are doing, using as little technical jargon as possible!) seen in a hotel room – well probably ever...

The hotel boasts 2 restaurants (World-renowned chef Morimoto – ex Executive Chef at Nobu New York and of Iron Chef fame – will be overseeing this, his first European operation), bar, spa with gym and pool, meeting rooms, coffee shop and a florist. Again over the next few weeks we’ll tell you a little bit more about each of these...well we wouldn’t want to give too much away all at once now would we?

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