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Another win for Cape Town's Hotel Verde

Oct 31 2016 17:39

Cape Town - Africa’s Greenest Hotel, Hotel Verde situated at Cape Town International Airport was voted the global winner in the Urban Accommodation category during the 15th annual Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards, held in Monaco this weekend.

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry.

The Skål International Sustainable Awards global winners were announced by the President of Skål International, Nigel Pilkington.

The judging panel about Hotel Verde, the winner in the Urban Accommodation category, that it is outstanding in its efforts and consistent dedication to create the least environmental impact on the local community.

The hotel's LEED certification and various investments to ensure that their infrastructure, maintenance and operations are green - something that made them very notable among other submissions.

"They’re highly innovative and appear to have a good grasp of how to create a project that will enable a long-term positive difference,” the panel said.

The panel said Hotel Verde serves as a good example to other hotels in the world, providing a role model for a higher ecological hotel management.

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