Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek collaborates with GreeenTech to launch Hydroponic farm


Continuing the legacy of Expo 2020, the
Czech start-up who exhibited their innovative farm, will now set up full time
at  the hotel’s popular seafood
restaurant Fish Market. 

Founded in July 2020, GreeenTech is the
first in the Czech Republic to produce hydroponic containers, a technological
solution to enable local cultivation of vegetables, micro greens and small
fruits anywhere in the world. Dmitrij Lipovskij, CEO of GreeenTech said:

“The company was founded by Karokina Pumprova,
Milan Soucek and I with the aim of producing hydroponic growing systems. The
main benefits of which include up to 95% savings in water consumption, a
significant reduction in transport distances, the possibility of growing
without protective sprays and rapid plant growth.”

The start-up company displayed their
innovation at the Czech Republic pavilion this year during Dubai’s Expo 2020. It
was there that Hydroponic farm caught the eye of Jan Hanak, a Czech national
and General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. With Radisson
Hotel group’s commitment to net zero in mind, Jan was keen to implement the
technology at the landmark property. Despite being the first five star hotel to
open in Dubai in 1975, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek is already leading the
way in its commitment to sustainability with modern technology and solutions.
The hotel won the MENA Green Building Award last year after implementing solar
panel boilers.

Jan Hanak, General Manager of Radisson Blu
Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek said:

“Our hotel was fortunate to be one of the
few official catering partners at Expo 2020 and this is something that we are
very proud of. We were exposed almost daily to the innovative and technological
solutions of the future on display at the pavilions and we knew we wanted to be
a part of continuing the legacy of Expo as soon as we met the team at GreeenTech.
Our hotel has a history full of firsts, from being the first five star hotel in
the city to launching Dubai’s first brunch. We are glad that we can now
continue that by launching Dubai’s first Hydroponic farm and I know the team at
GreeenTech are very excited as well.”

The farm will be set up at the hotel’s
much loved seafood restaurant Fish Market. The team at the outlet already pride
themselves on ensuring all products are fresh and ethically sourced, and now
they will be able to add their own homegrown vegetables the menu. The award
winning market experience restaurant opened in 1989 and is known for the views
of Dubai’s charming creek.

The farm
will officially open at the end of this month, after which guests will be able
to enjoy lettuce and radish both grown directly in the restaurant.