Welcome to Africa's greenest hotel, where saving energy might earn you a free drink.
The ultimate contemporary green building is the stuff of sci-fi — it generates its own water and electricity, recycles all its own waste, sucks up carbon and pumps oxygen back into the atmosphere like an authentic, breathing organism. Now a R150-million hotel, managed by Bon Hotels, is to incorporate many of the features that personify a fantasy green building. Set just 400m from Cape Town International Airport, Hotel Verde ('verde' means 'green' in Italian) aims to be Africa's greenest hotel when it opens its doors in June.
Look out for the ecofriendly Hotel Verde opening at the Cape Town International Airport in May this year. Currently under construction, the hotel is being built according to the strict standards of the United States Green Building Council and will have a garden roof, electric shuttles, a grey water recycling plant and several other green features. The 145-room hotel will include conference facilities, a fitness centre and restaurant, and will be managed by BON Hotels.
BON HOTELS is to open an eco-friendly hotel at Cape Town International Airport in May. Dubbed Africa's greenest hotel, Hotel Verde will operate according to the standards of the US Green Building Council and will have such eco-friendly systems as a grey-water recycling plant, a vegetated roof, electric shuttles, wind turbines and green landscaping.
BON Hotels has announced that the eco-friendly Hotel Verde will open at Cape Town International Airport in May. The hotel is the group's first management and marketing contract. The 145-room hotel will offer conference facilities, a restaurant and fitness centre. It is being constructed and will operate according to the standards of the US Green Building Council.
Installation of Cobiax void formers has reduced the amount of concrete required in each concrete level slab at Hotel Verde, which is under construction near Cape Town International Airport.
Construction on Hotel Verde began over a year ago just outside Cape Town International Airport, with a team of contractors and experts dedicated to finding ways of creating Africa’s greenest hotel.
And the team at Hotel Verde have gone to the greatest extent yet seen on the continent – from locally sourced suppliers to sustainable practices on the building site to several ways in which they can generate their own electricity and reduce waste to almost zero.