Tanzania, Zanzibar to get new flagship hotel
This follows the Tanzanian-based Bakhresa Group appointing Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar, 2km from Stone Town.
The brand new five star property will be known as Hotel Verde, Zanzibar’s greenest hotel.
“ 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,” stated Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa, Chairman of the Bakhresa Group.
Samantha Annandale, CEO of Verde Hotels, said the hotel group was proud to have signed the management contract with the Bakhresa Group.
“Going ‘green’ is not only viable on the triple bottom line but makes good business sense,” Annandale said.
Verde Hotels is a sustainable hotel operator who is responsible for the success of Hotel Verde in Cape Town, South Africa. Hotel Verde, Cape Town is Africa’s greenest hotel and the first hotel in the world to be
certified with a Platinum LEED green building certification for both the Design & Construction and Operations & Maintenance.
In May 2014, Hotel Verde became the first hotel in Africa to offer a carbon neutral accommodation and conferencing experience, at no extra cost to the guest.
Hotel Verde has won a number of local and international awards for its sustainable initiatives, including the Internorga Company Trendsetter award in Hamburg and the award for World’s Best City Hotel for Responsible
Tourism at World Travel Market London.
– CAJ News
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