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The Holiday Inn Cape Town hotel is a 4 star hotel which prides itself in its personalised service and legendary South African charm and hospitality. This family run business offers a lot of special touches, including the attention they place on incorporating recycling and conservation to the day-to-day running of the hotel.

Boasting a gym, sauna, bar, restaurant and satellite television, the Strand Tower Hotel is almost entirely self contained. So much so, that our guests don’t even need to go outside.

Contact us for bookings
Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 1619
email: info@mycapetownstay.com

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:

Across the board, the hotels in this group are striving to be as environmentally friendly as possible, without sacrificing the comfort of guest. 

The hotels further prevent, reduce or mitigate harmful effects of operations on humans, animals and natural resources by only using environmentally friendly products. They minimise waste by recycling. The hotels also encourage their suppliers and contractors to apply similar environmentally friendly standards. Green policies are monitored regularly to see where improvement can be made.

Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

Some examples of how the hotel is being kinder to the environment and minimizing their environmental impact:

  • Using 50% recycled paper for all internal printing.
  • Have a green policy endorsed by management and staff.
  • A green team has been set-up.
  • All emails remind the reader to consider the environment before printing.
  • Make electronic copies accessible and only print what and when absolutely necessary.
  • Use energy saving principles where possible.
  • Public spaces in hotel have been designed with large windows and skylights, to let in natural light.
  • All hot water pipes are insulated.
  • All the waste is separated at source and then recycled.
  • Towels are laundered on request in order to reduce water & energy consumption.
  • Certain lamps are placed on a switch or timer to control their light usage.
  • Paper is used twice.
  • They return plastic crates, juice bottles and glass jars to the suppliers.
  • Buy butter and jams in bulk instead of pre-packed.
  • Used cooking oil is returned to the supplier to be reused.
  • Use soap dispensers and buy refills for them.
  • All toilets are equipped with dual flush systems to conserve water.
  • Aerated taps and adjustable showerheads installed in all of the renovated bathrooms.
  • Low flow adapters added to the shower heads as well as to the hand held showers.
  • Their ultimate goal is to treat the environment as kindly as we treat our guests.
Some more examples of how we try to be kinder to the environment and minimise our environmental impact are:
We are using 50% recycled paper for all internal printing.
We have a green policy which is endorsed by management and staff.
A green team has been set-up.
All our emails remind the reader to consider the environment before printing.
We make electronic copies accessible and only print what and when absolutely necessary.
We use energy saving where possible.
The spaces in our hotels have been large windows and skylights, especially designed to let in a lot of natural light.
All the hot water pipes at our hotels are insulated.
All the waste at our hotels is separated at source and then recycled.
At all the hotels, towels are laundered on request in order to reduce water & energy consumption.
Certain lamps are placed on a switch or timer to control their light usage.
Paper is used twice.
We return plastic crates, juice bottles and glass jars to the suppliers.
We buy butter and jams in bulk instead of pre-packed.
Used cooking oil is returned to the supplier to be reused.
We use soap dispensers and buy refills for them.
All our toilets are equipped with dual flush systems to conserve water.
We installed aerated taps and adjustable showerheads in all of the renovated bathrooms.
We have added low flow adapters to the shower heads as well as to the hand held showers.
Our ultimate goal is to treat the environment as kindly as we treat our guests.