Sustainability | PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering

 

 

The Green Icon in the heart of the City

Designed by world-renowned architects WOHA, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering is an iconic hotel landmark in Singapore, with a stunning ‘hotel-in-a-garden’ concept that incorporates energy-saving features and seamlessly blends cutting-edge environmentally-friendly practices and technologies throughout the building, Awarded 'World's Leading Green City Hotel' in the prestigious World Travel Awards, the hotel positions Singapore as a world leader of green high-rise developments. 

Landscape and Greenery

•  Fifty different varieties of plants have been used to create a 15,000m2 lush tropical urban high-rise garden
•  Features dense layered and large leaved exotic planting like Monsteras, Alocasias & Calatheas as well as ferns and palm varieties 
•  A combination of shade loving textured ferns, palms and shrubs were planted, addressing the varying natural light and wind conditions along the four sides of the building 
•  Flora species ranging from shade trees, tall palms, flowering plants, leafy shrubs and overhanging creepers encourage bio-diversity in the city  
• Ferns, Mondo grass (Ophiopogon), Alocasia and Euterpe Palms minimise potential pest attacks and lower the maintenance efforts 
•  The vast greenery absorbs heat, shades hard surfaces and the evaporative transpiration results in improved air quality 
•  Rain harvesting, auto-irrigation & fertigation systems installed for all the planter areas ensure that through time-controlled drip nozzles, slow, steady and precise amounts of water and nutrients are provided 

 

Green Features and Innovation

•  262 solar panels installed on the roof generate clean renewable energy
•  EV charging stations are available and electric car is used for guest transfers
•  Short building depth maximises the amount of daylight reaching internal spacesand electric car is used for guest transfers
•  High performance glass cuts out solar heat and provides an abundance of natural daylight  
•  Photo sensors are strategically placed to monitor the light levels  
•  Energy efficient lamps (LED and T5 type fluorescent lamps) and water efficient fittings are used throughout the building where appropriate 

Rooms

•  More than 50% of guestroom corridors are reminiscent of attractive garden spaces with natural light and fresh air 
•  Separate recycling bins for plastic, glass, paper and glass in all guest rooms 
•  3M water filter dispenser in all guestrooms replaces single-use plastic bottles
•  All-natural products with recycled composite granite used for bathtubs, sinks and vanity tops
•  Large windows allow maximum natural light in, reducing the need for artificial lighting
•  Premium amenities are presented in pump bottles that are biodegradable, paraben-free and cruelty free

Food and Beverage

•  Meat-free dishes and eco-friendly cocktails are available at Lime Restaurant and Bar
•  Biodegradable napkins and potato starch straws are used instead of paper serviettes and single-use plastic straws 
•  Recycling of food waste using energy-efficient food waste digesters 
•  Fresh greens harvested from the hotel's herb garden and sustainably-sourced natural produce are used to create mouth-watering dishes
•  Food waste digester converts food waste into greywater, which is responsibly discharged into sewage instead of landfill

An overview of the hotel's green efforts can be found in our infographics.