Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar to undergo major reconstruction

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South Africa’s Verde Hotels will manage and develop the total upgrading and overhaul of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar. It will be re-branded to Hotel Verde to become Zanzibar’s greenest hotel.

Hotel Verde Zanzibar is set to take green building technology to new levels in East Africa. It will be a flagship for tourism in Zanzibar and Tanzania.

Mr. Said Salim Awadh Bahkresa the Chairman of the Bakhresa Group has appointed the Verde Hotels Group to manage the development and operate the hotel as a certified sustainable development that offers a carbon-free hotel experience.

Verde Hotels will partner with Estim Construction counting on their strong experience and reputation for project excellence in the East African region. Hotel Verde Zanzibar will be seeking independent certification, making use of the Green Star rating tool from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

Verde Hotels plans to involve sustainability into all facet of their business in the construction, as well as throughout the hotel’s daily operation.

Sustainability plans that will be integrated in the redevelopment stage include passive and active design that is aimed at optimizing resource efficiency; these include: regenerative drive elevators,renewable energy generation; responsible procurement ,a grey water recycling system, waste minimisation and management and indoor environmental quality optimisation, among others.

Hotel Verde Zanzibar will be a benchmark for the integration of 5 star luxury and environmental best practice. The hotel will have a total of 142 ultra-stylish rooms, a spa, luxury suites, restaurants, gym, entertainment and marina. The contemporary design integrated with local Tanzanian cultural elements will be attractive for local and international guests to enjoy while maintaining standards and practices of responsible tourism principals.

Verde Hotels is a sustainable hotel manager who prides in the success of Hotel Verde in Cape Town, South Africa.

Hotel Verde, Cape Town is Africa’s greenest hotel according to green rating standards and the first hotel globally to be certified with a Platinum LEED green building certification for both the Design & Construction and Operations & Maintenance. In May 2014, the hotel became the first hotel on the African continent to offer a carbon-free accommodation and conferencing experience, at no extra cost to the guest.

Hotel Verde has been awarded a number of local and international awards in recognition of its sustainable initiatives , including the award for World’s Best City Hotel for Responsible Tourism at World Travel Market London and Internorga Company Trendsetter award in Hamburg.