As the island’s greenest hotel, it is one of a kind. Set just outside historic Stone Town and only a mere 15-minute drive from the airport, it is the ideal location for all travel purposes; family holidays, special events, adventure, or business travel.

Project Name: Hotel Verde
Studio Name: Arcedior
Location: Africa

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Africa’s first 5-star, fully sustainable hotel. The hotel winning multiple sustainability awards and retaining the title of Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel was one of the most significant achievements for her. But above all was her sense of satisfaction. A pop of color to brighten your day! Hotel Verde, Zanzibar, displays the calm, serene, and emotive nature of colorful design and the inspiring vision of the designer, Jehan-Ara Poonawala.

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The construction of the building followed the criteria of the Green Building Council of South Africa, and eco-friendly furniture and recycled products were used wherever possible. Moreover, the building is sustainable and green principles and processes ensure eco-friendly operations that are continually assessed for improvement. “The sense of satisfaction of trying to give back to the planet earth was immense,” says Poonawala.

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The project is a wonderful combination of aesthetics and functionality. It offers not just a sustainable stay but is also equal parts luxurious. Arcedior assisted Ms. Poonawala in sourcing globaldécor products while keeping in mind her aim of using eco-friendly furniture and recycled products wherever possible. And with a unique design approach, the expert ensured that the project is not just sustainable but also equal parts luxurious.

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A beautiful poolside view of the Hotel Verde in Zanzibar. The sofa set in muted tones, contemporary coffee table, and suspended lamps sourced through Arcedior were some amazing choices the designer made to make space stand out in elegance and poise. Each room offers luxury accommodation with a private balcony and ocean-facing views of the coast or the mangrove forest. Be it a workshop, a press release, or a corporate event, this state-of-the-art conference room designed by Jehan-Ara Poonawala for Hotel Verde, Zanzibar, is perfect for almost anything.

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