#ChangeClimateChange: Cocoon Boutique Hotel Celebrates Earth Hour 2017
Cocoon Boutique Hotel (check rates) is doing its part to take care of the planet and #ChangeClimateChange.
On March 25, 2017, the hotel joined the rest of the world in an hour-long lights off event to celebrate Earth Hour and boost awareness of the fight against climate change.
Present in the event were Edgardo Tongson, Project Director of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Dylan Nicolas Salcedo, Vice President for Educational Affairs of UP Green League Inc.; and Matt Padrinas, Sales and Marketing Manager of Rags2Riches.
Speakers of the event urged participants to take individual actions against climate change. They also provided some green practices to combat global warming.
First Truly Eco-Friendly Deluxe Boutique Hotel in the Country
Dubbed the Philippines’ truly Green Hotel, Cocoon Boutique Hotel (discounted rates) is committed to environmental sustainability. In fact, the property is pursuing leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-EB) certification.
Strategically seated at the heart of Quezon City, only a few steps away from Tomas Morato and Timog entertainment and dining areas, Cocoon features an array of modern facilities, amenities, and services that combine luxury and sustainability. This property is also an hour drive away from the Ninoy Auino International Airport.
Cocoon’s Sustainable Features
As a “green” hotel, caring for and nurturing Mother Nature is at the heart of everything the hotel does. Sustainability is built into every detail of the property – from its cooling systems to its amenities.
Here is a rundown of Cocoon’s so-called sustainable features.
Apart from its proximity to important places in the city, such as media centers, government agencies, dining and entertainment centers, and more, it is interesting that it uses rain and ground water harvesting for toilet flushing, plant irrigation, and general house cleaning. It also uses LED lighting and energy-saving lights and insulation on its metal roofing. On top of that, reclaimed materials were used in the construction of the building. These materials include architectural salvaged yakal, ipil, and tindalo, steel grills of demolished structure, and more.
The hotel uses reclaimed wood, natural and renewable materials such as woodstone, plus used lighting fixtures on its lobby. Boasting modern tropical interiors with touches of Filipino, its lobby also comes with indoor plants that add to the curb appeal of Cocoon. Its front stairwell has natural lighting and ventilation. You will also see an original 1800s Steinway Grand Piano, antique wheels of carabao drawn carriages, heirloom chests, and intricate wooden calado cutouts.
The hotel’s hallway exudes elegance and class. Apart from using original oil on canvass paintings, it also sports wide hallways with acoustic panels. Its fresh cool air is generated from the hotel’s Heat Recovery System. On top of that, it makes use of CCTV and addressable fire alarm systems and RFID key card system for added security.
Apart from using reclaimed wood in its rooms, you will also be amazed at art walls made from individual scrap wood pieces. It likewise uses large windows for natural lighting and is fitted with fixed windows for sound insulation. Other top-notch features included in each of its guestrooms are 42-inch SMART LED Cable TV Wi-Fi-Ready; weighing scale; in-room electronic safe; hair dryer; 400 to 600 thread-count, 100 percent Egyptian Cotton bed linen; inverter type airconditioners using non-ozone-damaging R410A refrigerator; 3-units IDD/NDD telephone set-up; and more. It is also worth mentioning that the hotel implements waste segregation program in each of its rooms.
Boasting an open-bathroom set-up, the hotel makes use of eco-certified 100 percent organic bathroom amenities. It also makes use of toiletries that use plasticized Cornstarch material with packaging using stone paper and soy ink. Moreover, the hotel’s bathrooms come equipped with dual piping system for potable water and separate grey. Other features to expect include water-saving faucets with aerators and Siphonic jet toilet flushing; speakers for TV viewing convenience in most of its rooms; 100 percent Egyptian Cotton towel sets; along with separate deep-soak bathtubs and rainshower with hot and cold water.
The hotel’s Urban Edible Organic Roof Garden is among its most sustainable features. Completely free from chemical pesticides and fertilizers, the garden pushes for less carbon emissions. This is because it removes the need for road travel to transport fresh vegetables from the farm to the hotel. Plus, it makes use of harvested rain water to irrigate the plants. Apart from those, here’s what else to expect from the hotel’s deck:
- Green walls
- Coffeeshop that offers both Filipino and international cuisines
- Adult pool and kiddie pool
- Rainshower with hot and cold water
- Use of canopies for natural sun shading and protection from rain
- Free Wi-Fi
If you are planning to organize an event soon, the hotel’s ballroom is a perfect place to consider. With 250 pax capacity, the ballroom uses low e-laminated glass as well as insulated double glaze glass for its doors and windows. This also comes with soundproof operable walls that can divide two function rooms. Other features include state-of-the-art sound and video equipment and high-ceiling accented by four Murano dimmable LED chandeliers.
Other Hotel Facilities
Other facilities that can be found in the hotel include The Deck Breakfast Venue; The Deck Bar; Abuela’s Coffeeshop; Boardroom – Tindalo Function Room; Exercise Room; Spa at Cocoon; Nouvelle Clinic; and more.
Cocoon Boutique Hotel (customer reviews) has a very strategic location as it is near a lot of places you can explore, such as trendiest restaurants, cafes, bars, and other establishments in the area. Specifically, this is situated at 61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos Streets, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City. Among other places of interests close to this property include media centers, such as ABS-CBN Corporation and GMA network Inc.; shopping centers, such as Trinoma and SM North; Parks, such as Centris Walk and Quezon City Memorial Circle; Churches, such as Santuario de San Pedro Bautista and St. Paul Parish Church; art galleries and museums, such as Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center and Ateneo Art Gallery; and hospitals, such as St. Luke’s Medical Center and Capitol Medical Center.
So, if you are currently on the lookout for a hotel that is classic yet stylishly modern and tranquil yet a stone’s throw from vibrant entertainment, look no further than Cocoon Boutique Hotel. Should you wish to know more information, you may head on over to the hotels website: thecocoonhotel.com.