Hotel du Vin and Malmaison have struck up a deal with Anglian Water Business that is reported to save the boutique brand more than £75k in 2017.
The contracts is the first UK-wide, single contract, multi-site deal to leverage the benefits of upcoming market reform.
The deal covers the entire Malmaison and Hotel du Vin’s UK portfolio of 33 luxury boutique hotels, and could see the savings kick in when the market opens in April 2017.
Savings will be made through a combination of lower tariffs, consolidated billing and a range of efficiency measures; from energy audits to the installation of automated meter reading (AMR) devices in every hotel.
Peter Gaskell, business account team manager for Anglian Water Business, said: “We were able to identify clear savings and increased efficiencies for Malmaison and Hotel du Vin sites nationally. Our Active Water Management service will ensure substantial savings throughout the chain, while our consolidated billing and outstanding customer service will mean improved efficiencies, added value and a simplified process.”
Gary Hall, finance director at Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, commented: “The utilities market in the UK, and water services in particular, has historically proven to be a difficult sector in which to gain economies of scale through multi-site contracts. Our partnership with Anglian Water Business and Inprova Energy allows us to benefit not only from an improved financial position, but streamlines the administrative burden needed to manage the disparate accounts.”
Businesses in Scotland have benefitted from a de-regulated water market since 2008. From April next year, all non-household sites in England will be able to negotiate new arrangements for their water and wastewater supplies.