Hong Kong hotel introduces city’s first electric bus
Hong Kong’s eco-conscious Hotel ICON is launching the city’s first electric bus.
Having received a special licence from the government, the hotel will use the bus to transport guests to and from Tsim Sha Tsui, where it is based.
The move is part of the hotel’s zero emissions transport initiative and follows its introduction of a Green Limousine service last year, available for free airport transfers to guests in certain room categories.
Hotel ICON has already introduced a raft of further eco-initiatives.
It has an extensive recycling programme and gives its surplus food to local charity Foodlink, which distributes it to needy families.
A green wall, roof garden and landscaped garden help produce oxygen, while check-in is now paperless.
Power savings are made through LED lights, sensors and a design that maximises natural light.
Guests are provided with tote bags to encourage them not to take plastic bags from shops.
Hotel ICON general manager Richard Hatter said: “We are delighted to be chosen as the first hotel in Hong Kong to run an electric bus and hope to see others follow suit so that we can all help as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint”.