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Adding color to Cape Town: acting responsibly

Park Inn by Radisson has a long history of acting responsibly all over the globe. Our efforts in Cape Town, South Africa are no exception. In 2015, the Adding Color To Lives project launched with the goal of supporting youth at risk and adding art to local communities. Learn more about the Adding Color To Lives Project here!  But that’s not all. Take a look below at what Park Inn hotels in the area are doing to reduce their water consumption, along with some tips on how you can travel responsibly in Cape Town!

Cape Town’s Mural

In 2015, the Park Inn hotels in the Cape Town area teamed up with Joel Bergner, the well-known nomadic artist, educator, & advocate for social action. Together they worked with local youth at risk in the area to create some beautiful murals that would Add Color To Lives of local residents. During the project Joel lead a workshop with the youth on expressing themselves through art. During the brainstorm session the group came up with the concept together.  Each young person was encouraged to put their own feelings, hopes and dreams in a piece of the mural. Take a look at what they came up with below!

2015 Cape Town Boy Mural

2015 Cape Town Shark Mural

Acting Responsibly

While Cape town is experiencing shortages of water, Park Inn hotels in the area are taking an active role in doing their part to reduce water consumption.

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore:

“Our team has reworked our down pipes to ensure all rain water collected on the roof, flows straight into the pool and not down the drain,” said Jim Schleich, General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore. “Our housekeepers also collect the “last rinse water” from our washing machines which is used to top up the pool, water the remaining plants as well as clean the floors. Our plants at the entrance of our hotel have also been replaced with artificial alternatives.”

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands and Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel

“We are selling bottled water at cost price to our guests as we need to have each other’s best interests at heart, especially during this time of crisis,” said Clinton Thom, General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands and Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel. “We’ve also placed a strong emphasis on recycling used water, for example by providing guests with buckets to catch their shower water and the installation of a tank to catch the bathroom basin water which will be reused in the garden, etc. We have also applied to the City of Cape Town to tap into the Newlands Spring Water for hotel usage once we reach Day Zero.”

Save water like a local!

  • Try to reduce shower time to 90 seconds.
  • The use of baths is highly discouraged.
  • Check with reception at the hotel for other tips on how to conserve water!
  • Join the coversation on twitter with these hashtags: #ThinkWaterCT #SaveLikeALocal #50Litres

We hope to see you soon on your next stay in beautiful Cape Town at Park Inn by Radisson!