After three years of construction, Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort & Spa will host its first guests on 21 March.
The 106-roomed, five-star hotel was commissioned by owner Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa, with the goal of developing East Africa’s ‘greenest’ hotel.
Following on from their success with Hotel Verde in Cape Town, South Africa-based Verde Hotels was contracted to manage the construction and development through to opening, including the marketing and management of the hotel.
Verde Hotels was able to implement the many green, sustainable strategies required in the promotion of responsible tourism.
Some of these implementations include a renewable energy generation, reticulated grey and black water recycling systems, waste management, a heating ventilation air-conditioning system and regenerative drive elevators.
The hotel is situated two kilometres from Stone Town and within walking distance of the beach.
Additional facilities include a spa, gym, three restaurants, conference facilities, entertainment, a gaming room, kids’ club, jet-skis and water sports.