We are committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Website, including all visitors who access our Website or Service through any mobile application or other platform or device. Please read the following Privacy Policy which explains how we use and protect your information.

We follow the Data Protection Act 1998, and by visiting and/or using the Services on our Website, you agree and where required, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information as set out in this policy. Essential Hotels is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. We strictly adhere to the requirements of the data protection legislation in the UK. The purpose of this statement is to explain to you what personal information we collect and how we may use it.

When you make an enquiry; we need to know your full name, email address and phone number. This allows us to respond to you.

We do not sell, rent or exchange your personal information with any third party for commercial reasons.

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access in accordance with the UK data protection legislation. We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provide it. In order to maintain the accuracy of our database; you can check, update or remove your personal details by emailing [email protected]

We use a technology called “cookies” as part of a normal business procedure. Cookies are small text files that are created by a web server and stored on your computer when you visit a website. They don’t do anything i.e. they are not executable code and can only be read by (you and) the website that created them. You can view and edit the cookies on your computer like any other text file using a text editor (the contents are usually just strings of unique identifiers and date / timestamps). The website that created the cookie can read the contents when you are at their website.

Cookies are widely used across the internet: you may have hundreds of cookies on your computer at any one time. Each browser has its own set of cookies so, if you run multiple browsers, you will have multiple sets of cookies on your computer. Many websites use cookies to improve your browsing experience e.g. remember your log-in details, record which items you have selected to purchase, or even tailor what content is displayed depending on your preferences. Cookies can also be used to record ‘analytics’ data i.e. which web pages you visit, whether or not you arrived at the web page by clicking on an advertisement or an affiliated website. Many websites find the collection of analytics data valuable in improving the quality and content of their web sites. We use cookie solely to ensure the smooth running of the website and improve what we can, where we can.

All the major browsers allow you to block cookies and delete those that have already been created on your computer; usually within the “Tools” section of the browser. These tools allow you to specify which cookies you will accept by type and often by specific websites using an exception list e.g. you can block all cookies and then list the website from which you will accept cookies. There are also a wide choice of browser add-ins that you can install if you wish greater control over persistent cookies.

We will not transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic Area) without first obtaining your consent.

If you have any questions about privacy, please send us an email at [email protected]

Modern Slavery Act 

This statement is made pursuant to s54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ending 30 November 2017, and sets out the steps that Essential Hotels has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within its business or supply chain.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 creates offences in respect of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking (“Modern Slavery”).  Essential Hotels are committed to combatting all forms of Modern Slavery.

Essential Hotels recognises that Modern Slavery includes the risks that arise from the use of foreign and migrant labour, and from supply chains both in the UK and overseas. Essential Hotels operate a number of internal policies to ensure that business is conducted in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  • 1. Anti-slavery. Reflecting our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place
  • 2. Recruitment policy. We operate robust recruitment procedures, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. We maintain a central database of trusted recruitment agencies and suppliers
  • 3. Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.

Essential Hotels has a dedicated team to ensure compliance, which consists of senior company directors and investors.

On an ongoing basis, Essential Hotels intend implement the following additional steps:

i. Expanding due diligence on subcontractors and suppliers

ii. Additional Modern Slavery training across the group.

This statement was correct at the time of publication and is subject to change and amendments where required.

Essential Hotels Ltd. Head Office, 50 Havelock Terrace, London, SW8 4AL