Dusit Thani Manila unveils its new Vertical Garden
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Friday, 11 May 2012 11:59
Dusit Thani Manila unveils its new Vertical GardenAwarded as the Hotel of the Year by Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards, Dusit Thani Manila once again unveils another enhancement that has never been done before in the history of hospitality in the country. After launching the state-of-the-art monochromatic beige-colored repainting of Dusit Thani Manila’s façade to complete the final leg of its extensive US$20 million renovation, the management continues to endeavor in creating new reinventions for its guests. This time, with a Patrick Blanc-inspired vertical garden that does not only bring an aesthetic beauty to the surroundings of the hotel but most importantly, has a significant impact on environment and atmosphere.
“This Vertical Garden design specifically lowers the temperature at the driveway of Dusit Thani Manila especially when the afternoon sun rays hit the entrance. At the same time, the water feature helps cool the air that passes through the open spaces between walls. I have also taken into great consideration the healing capabilities of plants, the ones that emit more oxygen, take away pollution and reduce carbon monoxide in the air”, shares designer Grace Eleazar
Having recently received a Silver certification for 2012 by EarthCheck, a globally renowned organization that grades environmental standards, Dusit Thani Manila continuously thrives to save Mother Earth through its green initiatives. This project adapted this design concept that has the same technology used by the green living wall system which happens to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
“After being one of the pioneer recipients in the Philippines of this prestigious EarthCheck certification, the Vertical Garden project is another true testament of Dusit Thani Manila’s thrust to always be ahead of the curve in implementing initiatives that adheres to global environmental standards. Other initiatives include the monthly Dusit Green Hour, our Green Meeting Packages and even an eat Well, Feel Well Menu exclusively designed by Model Cook Daniel Green for Dusit Thani Manila”, says Prateek Kumar, general manager of Dusit Thani Manila.