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The benefits of offering Alkaline Water to hotel guests

Hamish Kilburn

Following the company’s expansion as it prepares to open offices in the UK, Enagic International explains why hotel operators should consider offering their guests Alkaline water as an alternative to still or tap water… 

For more than four decades, Japan-based Enagic International has been the leading manufacturer of alkaline ionizers and water filtration machines around the globe. As the company grows, and prepares to launch a London base, its mission to educate the world on the benefits of alkaline water filters onto the hospitality scene.

Since 1974, Enagic has been a pioneer and innovator in alkaline water ionisation technologies. The company’s Kangen Water system is the result of heavy integrated research with superior Japanese craftsmanship in order to enhance nature’s most vital life source, water, around the world. This level of research alone has made the company the only water filtration and alkaline-ioniser distribution firm in the world with its own OEM manufacturing facility in Japanese and ISO certified quality control process.

The Enagic Technology produces drinking water that has an alkaline PH, without the addition of any chemicals. This is done through electrolysis, the process that separates the acid from alkaline minerals. There are five levels of alkalinity to from. When consumed, alkaline water helps to neutralise and flush out acid water that accumulated as the result of an unhealthy diet, stress and pollution.

The benefits of Alkaline Water include:

  • The water balances the body’s PH levels
  • It replenishes essential materials
  • It enhances energy levels
  • It reduces blood sugar, acid reflux and heartburn
  • It slows down the aging process
  • It aids to eliminate toxins

In addition to providing water that is scientifically proven to be good for you and your hotel guests, the company’s mission to be environmentally responsible has allowed it to work to secure materials with a low environmental load and conserve natural resources as measures to prevent global warming.

For more information please visit the company’s Facebook page, Discover Kangen Water, email: or call 0785 282 3678/0741 122 5569 (Shana and Emanuela).

Main image credit: Kangen Water

Students from Peru Receive “Water Research Prize” at the World Architecture Festival

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GROHE and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awarded the winner of the International Water Research Prize in Amsterdam, the Netherlands…

Hotel Designs Recommedned Supplier GROHE and World Architectural Festival presented the Water Research Prize to Benen Desmaison who accepted the accolade on behalf of her students of the Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PCUP). She received the prize money of £10,000, sponsored by WAF and founder partner GROHE. The presentation of the prize took place at the three-day festival’s kick-off.

GROHE and WAF awarded the prize to a small-community water management system in the Amazon Rainforest. The area has the world’s highest precipitation rate per year, yet just under a third of its population has access to water. The PCUP team has developed a solution that collects, stores and processes rainwater using pipes. The project won against twelve competitors. The finalists on the competition’s shortlist were selected out of a total of 60 submissions.

Work on the production of a rainwater storage system continues

Commenting on the win, Desmaison said: “We are very grateful for this award as it will allow us and the communities in the Amazon Rainforest that work with us to continue to explore alternatives for the provision of water to peri-urban and rural areas. We aim to use this opportunity to work on the production of a rainwater storage system made using local materials and knowledge that can be easily integrated with traditional architectural typologies.”

“First, when we were identifying projects with water scarcity issues, I could not imagine that the Peruvian Amazon would place on the shortlist,” said Michael Seum, Vice President Design at GROHE. “However, this carefully considered project highlights that less than a third of the population has access to water and the proposal of a communal water management system integrating pre-existing water networks sounds like a pragmatic and innovative solution. We are proud to present the £10,000 prize money for this research project.”

The Water Research Prize, which GROHE and WAF use to support the PCUP team’s existing research, is based on the WAF Manifesto published last year. It describes the most important challenges for architects within the next ten years. Proper handling of water is a top priority. Other categories include topics such as the ageing of society and health, climate, energy and carbon, ethics and values, power and justice, smart cities, building technologies, recycling and virtual worlds.

“At GROHE, we want to contribute to a better understanding of how water relates to its built environment. As such, we’re more than happy to support an architectural award that honours relevant research initiatives,” said Christopher Barger, Senior Vice President of Global Projects at GROHE. “I would like to thank the students of PCUP for bringing this specific water-related issue in the Amazon Rainforest to our attention. In addition, I want to congratulate them on the innovative solution that they have developed for this problem.”

In addition to other Manifesto-related awards, the WAF also honours numerous architecture awards. In 2018, a total of more than 500 projects from over 50 countries have been shortlisted for awards in more than 30 categories. During the three-day event the finalists present live to the panel of international jury across three days of live judging. As in the past year, GROHE sponsors the “World Building of the Year Award”, which will be presented on 30th November. In addition, GROHE supports the awards in the categories “Hotel and Leisure” and “Housing and Residential”.