Colombo Court (previously known as Colombo Courtyard), nestled in the heart of the city is an urban boutique hotel that perfectly captures a fusion of contemporary style with the essence of environmental design. Art and elements with the extensive use of recycled material, dashes of vivid color and a sense of space are all thrown together to create striking impact. With open courtyards and water bodies, the Hotel includes 32 rooms with 15 Suites – each uniquely designed, 2 dining areas, a lounge bar, a wine cellar, a library & meeting room, Jacuzzi, plunge pool, Spa & Gymnasium. It is still the artistic, rustic elements that are most attention grabbing amongst many other intriguing aspects of this hotel. CCC was retained to conduct a detailed Green House Gas (GHG) Assessment.
The CCC team carried out a comprehensive assessment of the carbon footprint for the operations of the hotel, and identified several options for reduction in emissions. Key areas of inefficiencies were highlighted and solutions for energy reduction methods were identified
A comprehensive report of the carbon emissions of the hotel, along with training for hotel staff on climate change and the carbon offset process was carried out.
CCC facilitated the purchase of Carbon Offsets for the entire footprint of Colombo Courtyard certifying them as Asia’s FIRST CarbonNeutral® City Hotel.
With the suggestions made by CCC, the hotel implemented a comprehensive ‘Opt In’ scheme for in-house guests. Each guest is given the option of paying for their own individual carbon offsets, which offers the guests around the world a unique experience without the guilt of being responsible for carbon emissions by offsetting the total carbon footprint produced by the operations of the hotel.
These measures lead to 80% of the guests opting for a CarbonNeutral®hotel stay.