The movement is growing greener: Hansgrohe and Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport team up

The movement is growing greener: Hansgrohe and Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport team up
The movement is growing greener: Hansgrohe and Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport team up

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport is a front runner for the title

hansgrohe has started 2020 with no qualms about what this year, and the future, means for the company. Green has become an oft-used word and is the driving force behind some of hansgrohe’s recent projects, like Operation EcoWarrior – their drive to become Sustainable by Design.

But as an industry-leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, hansgrohe’s goals cannot live in isolation, as the powerhouse provides their wares to constructions of all shapes and sizes.

Veni, Vidi, Vici, Verde

Enter Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport, the first hotel in Africa to offer 100% offset carbon-neutral accommodation and conferencing. The hotel was designed with sustainability at its core, employing green principles, processes and measures to ensure that all operations are eco-friendly and are continually assessed for improvement.

In this time of uncertainty with the progression of the global COVID-19 outbreak, Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport assures you that your safety and comfort, as always, remain their highest priority. They have implement processes to ensure that when they welcome guests, it is done so in the safest way possible for you and for their staff.

Champions of Water

hansgrohe’s ethos of being ‘Champions of Water’ has been emulated by the Verde Hotel, as inside one will find low-flow fittings on all taps and shower heads. These take the form of the Hansgrohe Decor range, one of the company’s most sophisticated product lines, known for its smooth contours and pragmatic interaction.

The Hotel uses a grey-water recycling system which saves an average of 6 000 litres a day. The new dual-flush toilets are supplied with biologically recycled grey water from showers and baths.

Rainwater is collected in a 40 000 litre steel tank in the basement, which feeds the hotel’s water-saving drip irrigation system. This means that landscapes are irrigated with non-potable water.

Partners Who Care

“hansgrohe continues to partner up with places like Verde Hotel Cape Town Airport in our continued and committed drive toward being sustainable by design. The Verde Hotel is a fantastic example of how hansgrohe and its partners can achieve real change,” says David Cooper, Marketing Director of Hansgrohe SA.

hansgrohe is not shy in its challenge to corporates and companies to adopt similar practices in going Green and helping achieve net zero in the long run.


Because now is the time of the EcoWarriors.

hansgrohe. Sustainable by Design!


About Verde Hotels Group


Verde Hotels Group is Africa’s greenest hotel group, offering travellers a sustainable stay without compromising on luxury and comfort. From cosmopolitan Cape Town to exotic Zanzibar, our hotels each has a distinct character, while firmly committed to quality hospitality. Epitomising contemporary style and harmony with nature, our growing brand proudly proves that luxury and social, environmental and economical best practice are not mutually exclusive.

The Group offers a turn-key hotel-management model for hotel owners or operators looking to develop sustainable properties and they are always looking for more business partners in different regions. Verde Hotels’ turn-key hotel management model integrates sustainable principles and features into the design, construction, refurbishment and operations of their hotels, setting the trend in green hospitality by adhering to social, environmental and economical best practice.

Verde Hotels Group are committed to growing their portfolio of green hotels in Africa and around the world as a responsible hotel operator, while using their holistic approach covering all aspects of design, construction and operation. They are passionate about their journey of growing and managing a portfolio of green hotels in Africa and around the world.

About the Hansgrohe Group

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in quality, innovation and design within the bath and kitchen industry. The Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. The 116-year history of the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 17,000 active propriety rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products. With 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices supplying products in more than 140 countries, the company is a reliable partner to its customers around the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 500 design prizes since 1974. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are featured in projects around the world, such as the luxurious ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Group’s high-quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2016, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.029 billion. It employs more than 4,800 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.

iF Design Leader in the Bathroom Industry

In the current 2019 ranking of the International Forum Design (iF) of the best companies in the world of design, the Hansgrohe Group, with its brands AXOR and hansgrohe , ranks in the TOP 10* among 4,215 listed companies.

The Black Forest based showers and fixtures specialist outperforms famous brands such as Apple, Audi or Daimler and reconfirms the company’s leading position * in the bathroom industry.

At the iF DESIGN AWARDS 2019 eight AXOR and Hansgrohe branded products received an iF DESIGN AWARD 2019

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