A hotel built on Sustainability

Our sustainability story…

At voco hotels, we look after the planet with the same care as we look after our guests. Rest easy knowing that when you stay at a voco hotel, we do our part in moving towards a sustainable future, while maintaining the premium experience you expect.


What you can expect from a voco™ sustainable stay




The filling of our indulgent mattress is made from 100% recycled materials! Estimated equivalent saving/reduction of 150 plastic bottles recycled per voco™ guest room, based on medium weight king duvet and four pillows per room




We’ve replaced our travel size amenities with ‘large format’ ones reducing plastic waste by 80%. As well as our amenities we’ve installed aerated showers in every guest room reducing water usage and lowers energy consumption for water heating but still giving you the ‘power shower’ experience – The perfect way to wake you up in the mornings!  If you’re happy to use your towel more than once, that would make us happy too. By hanging it up to use it again, it helps us to help the environment by saving water.



As well as replacing plastic straws with biodegradable ones, we have also swapped out plastic water bottles with large glass bottles in every room and key areas of the hotel like our Meeting rooms. Further reducing plastic waste by 3000+ bottles globally.




What we do at voco® Oxford Spires to go the extra mile



100% of our hotel’s electric is now being supplied through renewable sources. LED and high-performance lighting has been installed within our guest rooms, public areas and back of house.




Britain’s bees are in trouble and here at voco® Oxford Spires we want to lend a hand to our buzzing friends. Right now, they need us almost as much as we need them. Visit our bumblebees and why not give their delectable honey a try.




We are Green Key Accredited

Our Green Key accreditation shows that our establishment is committed to reducing our environmental impact.

Green Key is an international eco-label for tourism facilities. Since 1994, Green Key has been a leading standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key programme is run internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education. In England it is managed by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Green Key provides a well-proven framework for an establishment to work with its environmental management on sustainability issues, including awareness raising. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent on-site audits.

The Green Key programme is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 addressed by the United Nations.


IHG® Green Engage

At IHG®, part of creating Great Hotels Guests Love®, is designing, building and running more sustainable hotels. We know that more and more of our guests want a greener hotel stay and that’s why we’ve made it easier for you to choose a hotel which matches with your sustainable values. You can book our Green Engage Hotel today and enjoy a visit that benefits the environment, the community and society where you are staying.