Building on from the success of Hotel Verde, Africa’s greenest hotel, and following their recent international LEED® platinum green building certification from the US Green Building Council for new construction, Mario Delicio, owner of and the brains behind this sustainable venture, is challenging other like-minded people to follow suit, and with the launch of Verde Invest, is optimistic to have built another entirely green hotel by the end of 2015.
Hotel Verde offers Africa’s first carbon neutral hotel experience
Hotel Verde, by BON Hotels, Africa’s Greenest hotel, located at Cape Town International airport, and recently awarded its 4 star status continues their green initiatives in all things sustainable, to reach yet another milestone in their service offerings. They have partnered with impactChoice, provider of end-to-end environmental sustainability solutions, to offer guests and conference delegates a carbon neutral (guilt free) stay, by offsetting their carbon emissions via responsible carbon capturing/reduction projects.
BON Hotels, a Cape Town-based company that owns, manages and markets hotels, took on ownership and management of Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club, in Gauteng. BON Hotels’ CEO, Guy Stehlik says he is excited at the prospect of extending the company’s footprint into the area as part of their expansion plan, and this is merely the beginning of their journey into other regions.
Business Rescue – A first, not a last resort!
In South Africa business rescue initiatives have worked particularly well where the directors have understood the provisions of the New Companies Act and applied for business rescue in good time. Unfortunately, in many instances business rescue has been used as an alternative to liquidation, a last resort when the company is unsalvageable. According to the latest CIPC survey, 55% of business rescues have achieved a positive result.