Tanzanian hotel claims green crown
Tanzanian-based Bakhresa Group appoints Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar.
The five-star Hotel Verde will lay claim to being Zanzibar’s greenest hotel.
Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa, chairman of the Bakhresa Group, said the 142-room Hotel Verde Zanzibar is set to take sustainable development to “new heights” in East Africa and become a flagship for tourism in Zanzibar and Tanzania.
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.