URBN Hotels & Resorts is collaborating with Vanke, China's largest residential real estate developer, to construct a new green hotel in Asia. The boutique hotel is part of a larger commercial, retail and residential development in the Sanlin district of Pudong in Shanghai, China. The project will include 55 hotel rooms, 50 URBN serviced residences, and dining, wellness and art spaces.
URBN Hotels & Resorts created China's first carbon-neutral hotel in Shanghai's Jingan district. The goal for the new hotel is to go beyond carbon-neutral and make the hotel the first positive-impact hotel in China. There are several ideas being developed which will be revealed over the course of the 18-month construction period but including increasing the biodiversity of the site and sending out water that is cleaner than the water from the city's water supply. The hotel will aim for LEED and China Green Star certifications. The URBN Hotel Pudong hopes to surpass the 35% energy savings target hit by the first URBN Hotel. The hotel will open in Spring 2012.
[via Breaking Travel News]