100% solar-powered hotel to open in Dubai

05.05.2015
As well as recycling and using solar energy, he said the hotel will source produce from the organic farm in the development.

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will open its second Hotel Indigo in the UAE in The Sustainable City, which is currently under construction in Dubai, Arabian Business reported.

The hotel will be a Net Zero energy building, meaning 100 percent of its energy needs will be met by solar power. The Hotel Indigo will also have a solar-powered shuttle bus service to bring hotel guests to Downtown Dubai.

As well as recycling and using solar energy, he said the hotel will source produce from the organic farm in the development.

“The hotel will also be sustainable, in waste management, energy, with solar panels, and water management. All our water will be treated and recycled. There will be a greenfield within Sustainable City where they will grow their vegetables and herbs,” said Pascal Gauvin, COO, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG.

The Sustainable City complex will include residences, a green school, a community centre, an equestrian centre, and solar covered parking lots, as well as tourist attractions such as a Planetarium and a grass Amphitheatre for hosting events.

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