In March 2018, Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort & Spa opened its doors to guests for the first time. The 106-roomed, five-star hotel commissioned by owner and Zanzibari-born businessman, Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa fulfils his vision of establishing the hotel as a leader in the green economy sector.
During construction, the hotel followed the Green Building Council’s criteria and will now manage and operate as a certified sustainable establishment, offering a carbon-efficient stay.
Commenting on the opening of the hotel, Calvin Boia who is part of the Verde Hotels executive team managing the opening says: “This is an extremely exciting time not only for us at Verde Hotels but also for Zanzibar tourism – the destination is gaining huge recognition as a sought-after holiday and conference hot-spot and the hotel will add even more value. We have combined five-star luxury with sustainable strategies and offer a range of fantastic facilities and activities. We are looking forward to seeing families, conference groups and all our guests enjoy the fruits of our carefully thought-out hotel.”