• Cyril McAree

Dalata Hotel Group Partner With Bord Gáis Energy

Dalata Hotel Group and Bord Gáis Energy have recently agreed a new 2-year green electricity supply deal, which is estimated to be worth approximately €6m. The deal establishes Bord Gáis Energy as the exclusive electricity supplier to the Dalata Hotel Group in the Republic of Ireland.The new agreement continues a long-standing business relationship between Bord Gáis Energy and Dalata Hotel Group. The contract also delivers substantial costs savings in energy for the hotel group.

The group’s Gibson Hotel is currently piloting Centrica Business Solutions’ Panoramic Power product, available exclusively in Ireland through Bord Gáis Energy. This technology gives users real-time device monitoring through the installation of non-invasive wireless self-powered sensors, combined with cloud-based analytics – providing the hotel’s management with complete visibility into the site’s energy consumption. Bord Gáis Energy is currently rolling out this solution to many of their industrial and commercial customers*.

John Smith, Key Account Manager with Bord Gáis Energy said, ‘We’re committed to providing our business customers with the best value possible, whether that’s through competitive energy supply rates or tailored energy efficiency solutions. We’re delighted to be extending our relationship with the Dalata Hotel Group, one of Ireland’s premier hotel operators, and we look forward to providing them with the best and most technologically advanced energy solutions available in Ireland for many years to come.”

Stephen Clarke, Group Financial Controller with Dalata Hotel Group said, ”We are delighted to continue our partnership with Bord Gáis Energy and value their input into the management of both our cost and environmental considerations. As part of the Group’s corporate responsibility we aim to reduce energy consumption and hence cost in an effort to create an environmentally sustainable business. The purchase of green energy forms part of that strategy and we hope to continue this focus going forward.”

The Dalata Hotel Group has gone through a significant growth phase in the last number of years, and is now Ireland’s largest hotel operator, with a current portfolio of 38 three- and four-star hotels, with over 7,500 rooms and 4,000 employees. Dalata Hotel Group operates Ireland’s two largest hotel brands, the Clayton and the Maldron Hotels across Ireland and the UK.

The Group is currently expanding and is now in the construction phase of four new hotels at the following locations;

• Maldron Hotel, South Mall, Cork

• Maldron Hotel, Kevin Street, Dublin 8

• Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin 4

• Maldron Hotel, Belfast City

Additionally, they have commenced construction on extensions to existing hotels at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge and Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. Dalata Hotel Group remains focussed on delivering the current pipeline of over 1,280 rooms between new builds and extensions. Acquisitions in 2017 include Hotel Latour Birmingham and Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, both re-branding to Clayton Hotels in October 2017.

Dalata Hotel Group will create 600 new jobs as it expands its portfolio of new hotels. For further information and current vacancies, please go to www.dalatahotelgroup.com/careers.

Bord Gáis Energy’s solutions allow businesses to monitor their energy usage in real-time, allowing them to track what devices and equipment are using the most power from their ‘phone, tablet or desktop. Businesses like Dalata Hotel Group can then understand more about their energy consumption and find ways to save on their costs.

Bord Gáis Energy runs an Energy Efficiency Partnership Scheme, which helps Irish businesses realise sustainable reductions in energy costs. Bord Gáis Energy also offers a range of services and supports such as LED lighting solutions, Energy Audits and Employee Energy Awareness schemes. Businesses interested in finding out more about this scheme can log onto bgebusinesshub.ie


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