The Client

The G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh is the essence of five-star luxury in the heart of the Scottish capital and is part of the elite Quorvus Collection, owned by Carlson Rezidor.

The Brief

The luxury hotel wanted to upgrade existing lighting to energy-efficient LEDs throughout the property, while ensuring that the correct ambience was maintained. The management particular required a sound business case for cutting energy use to improve profitability and reduce carbon footprint.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon is a partner with the Carlson Rezidor group, supporting the hospitality group’s Think Planet initiative that focuses on the environment, aiming to reduce the group’s energy consumption by 20% by the end of 2016.

The SaveMoneyCutCarbon Field Service team has supported Carlson Rezidor hotels across a wide range of energy and water-saving projects in the past two years.

It delivers surveys, investment ready proposals, specification, product supply from major manufacturers, UK wide project management & installations.

SaveMoneyCutCarbon completed energy saving Think Planet projects in 2014 for Carlson Rezidor on time and on budget that cut costs by over £470,000.

The Solution

After initial discussions with hotel management, SaveMoneyCutCarbon produced a full proposal of costs, product specification and return on investment details.

The Field Service team followed the exacting project plan to complete the LED retrofit on time and within budget over 12 days, managing the complex logistics of product supply and delivery to ensure no delays or other complications.

The team deployed more than 360 Verbatim fittings, including tubes, panels, 2Ds, downlights, spotlights and bulbs, working to ensure guests were not affected and that hotel operations were minimally disrupted.

The retrofit was throughout the property, including meeting rooms, stairwells, reception and back-of-house areas.

As a luxury bespoke hotel, the G&V was adamant that the quality of light and ambiance should not be affected and the team worked to ensure that the new lighting matched the property’s unique aesthetics.

Annual savings of £8,300 With LED lighting
Reduction of 77% in CO2 emissions a year
“This was a large scale project and we used our extensive experience of managing LED retrofits nationally to ensure that there were no logistical problems. We also needed to work flexibly to ensure that the smooth running of the hotel was not disrupted while making sure we were invisible to the guests.”

Unai Fuertes, SaveMoneyCutCarbon Field Service lead technician


  • ROI – 1.7 years
  • Energy savings around £8,300
  • Carbon emissions reduction – 77%

Annual Savings

  • 8,300

    £ saved

  • 77%


  • 1.7

    months payback

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