Rafayel on the Left Bank
Rafayel on the Left Bank is a luxury eco hotel located at Falcon Wharf, Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The Falcon Wharf complex was originally developed by George Wimpey Ltd and was designed by architect James Burland of Burland TM. The 17 storey building is composed of four blue-clad curved towers and is situated by the River Thames, close to the London Heliport; it is one of the tallest riverside residential buildings in Battersea . At the 2006 What? House Awards, the Falcon Wharf complex was awarded the “Bronze” prize in the “Best Apartment Category” . In 2007 Falcon Wharf was joint winner at the British Home Awards in the category of “Apartment Building of the Year ”“ 2007” . Rafayel on the Left Bank occupies four floors of Falcon Wharf and comprises 65 bedrooms, conference facilities, penthouse, spa, gym, restaurant, brasserie, champagne bar, bakery and florist . The hotel was developed by Iqbal Latif with the intention of creating an environmentally sustainable 5-star hotel . The hotel was constructed by East Anglia Development according to the designs of Latis Limited, an architectural design company . In partnership with companies such as Philips the hotel has installed energy-efficient lighting and air-conditioning systems and has eliminated the use of plastics . The hotel claims that these initiatives, when combined with rainwater harvesting, landscaping and other green systems, will reduce the carbon emission of each hotel room by 75% from the London average . The hotel is scheduled to open in December, 2009 .