Sustainable Tourism

Eco-Friendly Hotels: Hotel Verde

Hotel Verde, situated at the Cape Town International Airport has recently been certified by Fair Trade Tourism – a prestigious accolade for both Hotel Verde and tourism in South Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing ‘green experience’ tourism market.

Luxury 4-Star Accommodation. Hotel Verde offers standard, studio, executive and universally accessible rooms, as well as one executive suite.

Hailed as “Africa’s Greenest Hotel”, the multiple award-winning Hotel Verde has been set, since opening in 2013, on proving that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand.

Outdoor Gym. Hotel Verde is the first hotel in Africa to showcase power generating gym equipment. Power generated from a workout is pumped back into the hotel.

The 145-bedroomed hotel earned its spot as one of the most sustainable hotels in the world, after becoming the first hotel world-wide, to receive a double-platinum green building certification.

Energy & Water. Hotel Verde has three wind turbines to generate energy and photovoltaic solar panels for powering essential hardware. A 40 000 litre water tank collects rainwater for landscape irrigation, while a Pontos grey water plant sterilises and filters bath water, which is pumped back into the hotel to flush toilets.

The Fair Trade certification brings new weight to Hotel Verde’s commitment to responsible tourism principles, verifying the sustainable practices of more than just the hotel’s design and building operations. The certification was audited extensively by KMPG and focused on aspects such as fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

Carbon-Neutral Conferencing. Hotel Verde offers eight state-of-the-art conferencing and events venues ideal for productive meetings, workshops, launches and special events. Companies also receive a carbon-offsetting certificate, which can be used for their sustainability reporting, at no extra cost.

Mario and Annemarie Delicio are the owners behind Hotel Verde, who initiated local community ‘Eco Outings’ to educate school and university students. Dedicated and passionate about sustainability, they have transformed what was initially just a sensible business proposition into a showcase for all to follow.

Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #IYSTD2017

For more information connect with Hotel Verde via the links below:


Tel: +27 (0)21 380 5500
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @hotelverdect
Twitter: @HotelVerde
Instagram: hotel_verde
YouTube: HotelVerde
Google+: Hotel Verde
TripAdvisor: Hotel Verde Cape Town International Airport

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