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Zanzibar to get tourism boost with a ‘green hotel’


Tanzania-based Bakhresa Group has appointed Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar

The brand new five-star property will be known as Hotel Verde, Zanzibar’s greenest hotel.

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Bakhresa Group chairman Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa said,“We are serious about being the leaders of the Green Economy sector and therefore we approached the developers of Africa’s Greenest Hotel, Verde Hotels to ensure that Hotel Verde Zanzibar will be the greenest hotel in East Africa.”

Bahkresa has commissioned the Verde Hotels Group to manage the development and operate the hotel as a certified sustainable establishment that offers a carbon neutral hotel experience. Verde Hotels will work with Estim Construction while pursuing independent certification, utilising the Green Star rating tool from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Sustainability strategies that will be implemented in the redevelopment phase include passive and active designs that optimise resource efficiency. These include – renewable energy generation; regenerative drive elevators, a grey water recycling system, responsible procurement, waste minimisation and management and indoor environmental quality optimisation.

Verde Hotels intends to integrate sustainability into every facet of their involvement in the construction, as well as throughout the hotel’s daily operation.
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Source: africanreview


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