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Jurys Inn Exeter Gets The Green Light

submited Wed 10 Jun, 2009

Jurys Inn Exeter Hotel Opens Today, Friday June 5th – Strong Green Credentials and Over 50 Local Jobs Created...

The highly anticipated Jurys Inn Exeter hotel opens today, leading the way in regenerating the northern end of the Exeter city centre and creating more than 50 jobs for local people. It is also the first new build hotel in the area since 1998. Jurys Inn Exeter includes a host of green initiatives including a partnership with local eco taxi company, Gemini Taxis, to ensure the hotel is environmentally friendly.    

Just a 10 minute walk from Exeter Central train station, the 170-bedroom, six-storey Jurys Inn hotel in Exeter aims to become an important partner to local businesses and work closely with the local community. Jurys Inns’ strategic development partner, McAleer and Rushe, have invested £15 million in the Exeter hotel launch.

The opening of the hotel has given a huge boost to employment in the area following a successful recruitment drive with Exeter Jobcentre Plus. An open day was held which was hugely oversubscribed. Four hundred local people submitted applications for the Jurys Inn Exeter positions and 46 locally-based candidates were hired as a result of the open day.

In addition, Jurys Inn Exeter and Exeter Jobcentre Plus ran a three week training program targeting local unemployed people. The program guaranteed an interview with Jurys Inns management and as a result nine people were hired.   

Graham Hole, General Manager of Jurys Inn Exeter comments:
“We’re very excited to be welcoming the first guests to Jurys Inn Exeter today. We have a great team of staff on board and are very proud that most of them are local Exeter people. We are all committed to offering the award winning welcome which Jurys Inns is known for and hope the hotel will become a central part of the Exeter community. We look forward to working with local businesses and people.”   

Jurys Inns Exeter hotel is energy efficient with energy control light switches in bedrooms, dimmable lighting in all public areas, sensor lights in offices, energy efficient lamps throughout and plug-in timers that automatically turn off electrical equipment that’s not in use. The hotel is also adopting a “switch off” policy by placing Carbon Trust stickers next to all switches to encourage guests and staff to turn out lights when they’re not needed.

Green transport to and from the hotel is a priority for Jurys Inn Exeter. The hotel is partnering with Gemini Taxis to ensure that eco-friendly taxis are available to guests. Staff will also be encouraged to cycle to work and a travel notice board has been placed in the staff room to encourage car pooling.

Jurys Inn Exeter Hotel Green Facts:

  • 367 flow restrictions on taps
  • 170 aerated showers
  • 5 offices with sensor lights
  • 8 solar panels on the roof
  • 10 swallow boxes, 6 bat boxes and 1 peregrine falcon nest to sustain wildlife
  • Member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme

 

To book accommodation at Jurys Inn Exeter visit JurysInns.com, lowest rate guaranteed. Rates are available from £69 per room per night.

Press Enquiries:
Joyce Lorigan on 07786603582 // joycel@margaretstreet.com
Kate Adams on 07942465631 // katea@margaretstreet.com


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