CGH Earth ex­pands

CGH Earth is all set to open two new prop­er­ties in In­dia this year – one in the An­damans and the other close to Cochin Air­port in Ker­ala.

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One of the few pioneers of sus­tain­able hote­lier­ing in In­dia, CGH Earth has a twopronged ob­jec­tive – to serve its guests and to spread the mes­sage of be­ing en­vi­ron­ment-friendly in ev­ery way.

G Vi­jay, CEO, CGH Earth says, “Most of our ho­tels al­ready have a wa­ter bot­tling plant. We now want to go a step further and add it to the ones that don’t have it. Our mis­sion is to be 100 per cent plas­tic-free in all our prop­er­ties.”

The group is fran­ti­cally get­ting ready to open two new prop­er­ties in In­dia within the next few months. It will open one in Ker­ala near the Cochin air­port by Au­gust 2018 and one in the An­damans on the beach

by Novem­ber 2018. “Both prop­er­ties will have a wa­ter bot­tling as well as sewage treat­ment plants. The one in the An­damans is spe­cially go­ing to be com­pletely sus­tain­able so much so that we will not be us­ing any chem­i­cals or con­crete con­sid­er­ing that the sen­si­tiv­ity of the re­gion,” Vi­jay adds.

Vi­jay pas­sion­ately sub­scribes to the com­pany’s phi­los­o­phy of be­ing com­pletely eco­log­i­cally-stream­lined. Vi­jay says, “Ho­tels have a huge re­spon­si­bil­ity of be­ing sus­tain­able and sen­si­tive to the en­vi­ron­ment. This is why we start from the be­gin­ning – when the ho­tel is be­ing con­structed.”

He gives an ex­am­ple of the Wayanad Wild prop­erty where the linen in the guest rooms are sourced from a women’s or­gan­i­sa­tion in Tamil Nadu that helps the lo­cal women. The prop­erty is also in the process of in­stalling a wa­ter bot­tling plant and it will be ready by Au­gust 2018. The ameni­ties in the rooms are made of lo­cal­ly­grown bam­boo trees. With­out TVs, guests are kept busy with var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties.

G Vi­jay CEO, CGH Earth

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