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The Currimjee Group’s hotel project: setting new standards in terms of sustainable development, in the heart of an exceptional region.

True to their vision and values, the Currimjee Group has implemented sustainable development objectives in view of their hotel project situated at Le Chaland in the South East of Mauritius.

With the aim to set the standard in sustainable development in the hotel sector in Mauritius, the Currimjee Group has sought assistance from environmental experts and has committed itself to preserving the natural beauty of the site, protecting the existing ecosystem, and developing conscientiously a region in the south of the island.

The objective: To develop a project in harmony with the ecosystem and the region in a sustainable and positive way.



The Project

The 5-star hotel with 164 rooms is located in the South-East of Mauritius, a few steps away from the public beach of La Cambuse. The resort, which will be under the management of the Thai group Minor and will operate under the upscale ANANTARA brand, is part of a residential and tourism development project on a 96-arpent plot of land in an exceptional natural setting.

 Our Commitments

The Group made the commitment to create employment opportunities in the South region, protect the environment with innovative measures, as well as facilitate a secured access to the nearby public beach and improve its existing infrastructures. This will truly be a unique hotel project.

the public beach

The Marine Park

The Forest  

The Dune  

the Inhabitants of the South

Renewable Energies



The Public Beach of La Cambuse


no construction of the hotel on the public beach of la cambuse


The hotel is built next to the public beach of La Cambuse, on a site previously occupied by the National Coast Guard Training Establishment (NCG).

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing facilities of the public beach and no other infrastructure of the hotel shall be installed.

improvement of the infrastructures of the public beach of la cambuse

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing infrastructures of the public beach, such as toilets, showers, kiosks, etc. A new road and a parking lot for cars and buses has been created, as well as a dedicated camping area which will be improved soon.

The beach has been made more accessible with the new road, fully equipped with solar panels and endemic trees.

The creation of the parking area will free up more space and will reduce beach pollution. The cars that used to be parked on the beach, which were previously a source of pollution, erosion, and were dangerous for the public, now have a dedicated area.

The new sanitary arrangements, including toilets and showers, will provide more comfort and will generate less pollution. The wastewater that was until now discharged in the marine park is treated by the ultra-sophisticated wastewater treatment system of the future hotel.

Security has been increased due to the new post of the NCG, which is closer to the swimming area and to the parking, therefore reducing the risks of accidents on the beach.



The Marine Park


100-meter setback zone

The hotel project situated at Le Chaland is the first and only hotel in Mauritius to respect a setback zone of 100 metres (constructed 100 metres away from the shore), whilst the regulatory distance is 30 metres for current hotels.

Respecting this distance of 100 meters allows the protection of the marine park and the preservation of the site’s natural beauty.

Treatment of Wastewater

The treatment of the Hotel and its Villas will be carried out by an ultra-efficient system that exceeds accepted national standards.

This facility will treat the wastewater of the toilets of the nearby public beach and that of the NCG post, which was until now discharged directly in the marine park.

The water will be also safe for use for irrigation purposes.

CHOICE OF NON-MOTORISED NAUTICAL SPORTS

A further effort to protect the marine park, the Group has decided not to propose motorised nautical activities to its guests.

A great amount of expert studies have furthermore been carried out and measures have been taken to protect the marine park.

A number of NGO’S have sought out the opinions of scientists who conclude that the project’s impact would be insignificant on the marine park.



Creation of an Endemic Forest that will be home to 16,000 plants and trees


For the first time, the re-creation of a coastal forest ecosystem will be carried out in Mauritius.

Working in close collaboration with ecological expert Pierre Baissac, known for his work on Île aux Aigrettes, a 7-arpent coastal forest of up to 16,000 endemic plants, of which 10,000 trees, will be planted. This will allow the protection and rejuvenation of the dune, thereby preventing coastal erosion and helping in the rebirth of new green spaces bringing back an ecosystem essential to the natural biodiversity.



The Dune



The hotel is constructed next to the public beach of La Cambuse where the NCG buildings previously stood, built at the time of the Royal Navy. The dunes on this site had already been destroyed, therefore non-existent today.

The Group has decided that no construction should be carried out on an existing dune.

Moreover, the Group is working on a restoration plan to preserve this existing dune with the ecological and geological expert Pierre Baissac. The idea is to recreate a coastal forest of up to 16,000 plants and endemic trees.



the local community


Creation of 1000 direct and indirect jobs

With the opening of the hotel, 300 direct and 700 indirect employment will be created in the South region of the island. During the construction of the hotel, 800 persons will be required to work on the site.

TRAINING OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SOUTH PERTAINING TO JOBS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND BIO FARMING

The Inhabitants of the South have been trained in organic farming methods in order to provide a farm-to-table supply chain to the hotel.

The Currimjee Group committed itself to facilitate and to take charge of the training of the inhabitants of the South close to the hotel project pertaining to jobs in the hotel industry.

To this day, 40 youngsters from the region have undertaken introductory courses in information technology and 30 planters from Camp Carol and Plaine Magnien have been trained in organic farming methods.

The aim is to provide these trainings and create awareness prior to the opening of the hotel.

Collaboration with the craftsmen, fishermen and local producers

The Currimjee Group aims to buy supplies from producers and fishermen of the region, in order to encourage the farm to table concept, boost the local economy and reduce their environmental footprint.



Renewable Energies and Environmentally Responsible Practices


Right from the conception of the project, renewable energies and responsible practices have been integrated through:

The architecture and design of the buildings enabling natural ventilation.

Solar energy expected to bring savings of more than 27% in operating units while decreasing energy consumption of the hotel as soon as it opens, with the aim to progressively increase the autonomy in energy.

The treatment of wastewater (including the public beach and NGO training establishment) enabling the irrigation of the green spaces.

The swimming pool water will not be treated with chlorine.

A room management system to automatically control room temperature and energy consumption.

No plastic straws used in the hotel.



The Public Beach of La Cambuse


no construction of the hotel on the public beach of la cambuse


The hotel is built next to the public beach of La Cambuse, on a site previously occupied by the National Coast Guard Training Establishment (NCG).

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing facilities of the public beach and no other infrastructure of the hotel shall be installed.

improvement of the infrastructures of the public beach of la cambuse

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing infrastructures of the public beach, such as toilets, showers, kiosks, etc. A new road and a parking lot for cars and buses has been created, as well as a dedicated camping area which will be improved soon.

The beach has been made more accessible with the new road, fully equipped with solar panels and endemic trees.

The creation of the parking area will free up more space and will reduce beach pollution. The cars that used to be parked on the beach, which were previously a source of pollution, erosion, and were dangerous for the public, now have a dedicated area.

The new sanitary arrangements, including toilets and showers, will provide more comfort and will generate less pollution. The wastewater that was until now discharged in the marine park is treated by the ultra-sophisticated wastewater treatment system of the future hotel.

Security has been increased due to the new post of the NCG, which is closer to the swimming area and to the parking, therefore reducing the risks of accidents on the beach.



The Marine Park


100-meter setback zone

The hotel project situated at Le Chaland is the first and only hotel in Mauritius to respect a setback zone of 100 metres (constructed 100 metres away from the shore), whilst the regulatory distance is 30 metres for current hotels.

Respecting this distance of 100 meters allows the protection of the marine park and the preservation of the site’s natural beauty.

Treatment of Wastewater

The treatment of the Hotel and its Villas will be carried out by an ultra-efficient system that exceeds accepted national standards.

This facility will treat the wastewater of the toilets of the nearby public beach and that of the NCG post, which was until now discharged directly in the marine park.

The water will be also safe for use for irrigation purposes.

CHOICE OF NON-MOTORISED NAUTICAL SPORTS

A further effort to protect the marine park, the Group has decided not to propose motorised nautical activities to its guests.

A great amount of expert studies have furthermore been carried out and measures have been taken to protect the marine park.

A number of NGO’S have sought out the opinions of scientists who conclude that the project’s impact would be insignificant on the marine park.



Creation of an Endemic Forest that will be home to 16,000 plants and trees


For the first time, the re-creation of a coastal forest ecosystem will be carried out in Mauritius.

Working in close collaboration with ecological expert Pierre Baissac, known for his work on Île aux Aigrettes, a 7-arpent coastal forest of up to 16,000 endemic plants, of which 10,000 trees, will be planted. This will allow the protection and rejuvenation of the dune, thereby preventing coastal erosion and helping in the rebirth of new green spaces bringing back an ecosystem essential to the natural biodiversity.



The Dune



The hotel is constructed next to the public beach of La Cambuse where the NCG buildings previously stood, built at the time of the Royal Navy. The dunes on this site had already been destroyed, therefore non-existent today.

The Group has decided that no construction should be carried out on an existing dune.

Moreover, the Group is working on a restoration plan to preserve this existing dune with the ecological and geological expert Pierre Baissac. The idea is to recreate a coastal forest of up to 16,000 plants and endemic trees.



the local community


Creation of 1000 direct and indirect jobs

With the opening of the hotel, 300 direct and 700 indirect employment will be created in the South region of the island. During the construction of the hotel, 800 persons will be required to work on the site.

TRAINING OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SOUTH PERTAINING TO JOBS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND BIO FARMING

The Inhabitants of the South have been trained in organic farming methods in order to provide a farm-to-table supply chain to the hotel.

The Currimjee Group committed itself to facilitate and to take charge of the training of the inhabitants of the South close to the hotel project pertaining to jobs in the hotel industry.

To this day, 40 youngsters from the region have undertaken introductory courses in information technology and 30 planters from Camp Carol and Plaine Magnien have been trained in organic farming methods.

The aim is to provide these trainings and create awareness prior to the opening of the hotel.

Collaboration with the craftsmen, fishermen and local producers

The Currimjee Group aims to buy supplies from producers and fishermen of the region, in order to encourage the farm to table concept, boost the local economy and reduce their environmental footprint.



Renewable Energies and Environmentally Responsible Practices


Right from the conception of the project, renewable energies and responsible practices have been integrated through:

The architecture and design of the buildings enabling natural ventilation.

Solar energy expected to bring savings of more than 27% in operating units while decreasing energy consumption of the hotel as soon as it opens, with the aim to progressively increase the autonomy in energy.

The treatment of wastewater (including the public beach and NGO training establishment) enabling the irrigation of the green spaces.

The swimming pool water will not be treated with chlorine.

A room management system to automatically control room temperature and energy consumption.

No plastic straws used in the hotel.



The Public Beach of La Cambuse


no construction of the hotel on the public beach of la cambuse


The hotel is built next to the public beach of La Cambuse, on a site previously occupied by the National Coast Guard Training Establishment (NCG).

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing facilities of the public beach and no other infrastructure of the hotel shall be installed.

improvement of the infrastructures of the public beach of la cambuse

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing infrastructures of the public beach, such as toilets, showers, kiosks, etc. A new road and a parking lot for cars and buses has been created, as well as a dedicated camping area which will be improved soon.

The beach has been made more accessible with the new road, fully equipped with solar panels and endemic trees.

The creation of the parking area will free up more space and will reduce beach pollution. The cars that used to be parked on the beach, which were previously a source of pollution, erosion, and were dangerous for the public, now have a dedicated area.

The new sanitary arrangements, including toilets and showers, will provide more comfort and will generate less pollution. The wastewater that was until now discharged in the marine park is treated by the ultra-sophisticated wastewater treatment system of the future hotel.

Security has been increased due to the new post of the NCG, which is closer to the swimming area and to the parking, therefore reducing the risks of accidents on the beach.



The Marine Park


100-meter setback zone

The hotel project situated at Le Chaland is the first and only hotel in Mauritius to respect a setback zone of 100 metres (constructed 100 metres away from the shore), whilst the regulatory distance is 30 metres for current hotels.

Respecting this distance of 100 meters allows the protection of the marine park and the preservation of the site’s natural beauty.

Treatment of Wastewater

The treatment of the Hotel and its Villas will be carried out by an ultra-efficient system that exceeds accepted national standards.

This facility will treat the wastewater of the toilets of the nearby public beach and that of the NCG post, which was until now discharged directly in the marine park.

The water will be also safe for use for irrigation purposes.

CHOICE OF NON-MOTORISED NAUTICAL SPORTS

A further effort to protect the marine park, the Group has decided not to propose motorised nautical activities to its guests.

A great amount of expert studies have furthermore been carried out and measures have been taken to protect the marine park.

A number of NGO’S have sought out the opinions of scientists who conclude that the project’s impact would be insignificant on the marine park.



Creation of an Endemic Forest that will be home to 16,000 plants and trees


For the first time, the re-creation of a coastal forest ecosystem will be carried out in Mauritius.

Working in close collaboration with ecological expert Pierre Baissac, known for his work on Île aux Aigrettes, a 7-arpent coastal forest of up to 16,000 endemic plants, of which 10,000 trees, will be planted. This will allow the protection and rejuvenation of the dune, thereby preventing coastal erosion and helping in the rebirth of new green spaces bringing back an ecosystem essential to the natural biodiversity.



The Dune



The hotel is constructed next to the public beach of La Cambuse where the NCG buildings previously stood, built at the time of the Royal Navy. The dunes on this site had already been destroyed, therefore non-existent today.

The Group has decided that no construction should be carried out on an existing dune.

Moreover, the Group is working on a restoration plan to preserve this existing dune with the ecological and geological expert Pierre Baissac. The idea is to recreate a coastal forest of up to 16,000 plants and endemic trees.



the local community


Creation of 1000 direct and indirect jobs

With the opening of the hotel, 300 direct and 700 indirect employment will be created in the South region of the island. During the construction of the hotel, 800 persons will be required to work on the site.

TRAINING OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SOUTH PERTAINING TO JOBS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND BIO FARMING

The Inhabitants of the South have been trained in organic farming methods in order to provide a farm-to-table supply chain to the hotel.

The Currimjee Group committed itself to facilitate and to take charge of the training of the inhabitants of the South close to the hotel project pertaining to jobs in the hotel industry.

To this day, 40 youngsters from the region have undertaken introductory courses in information technology and 30 planters from Camp Carol and Plaine Magnien have been trained in organic farming methods.

The aim is to provide these trainings and create awareness prior to the opening of the hotel.

Collaboration with the craftsmen, fishermen and local producers

The Currimjee Group aims to buy supplies from producers and fishermen of the region, in order to encourage the farm to table concept, boost the local economy and reduce their environmental footprint.



Renewable Energies and Environmentally Responsible Practices


Right from the conception of the project, renewable energies and responsible practices have been integrated through:

The architecture and design of the buildings enabling natural ventilation.

Solar energy expected to bring savings of more than 27% in operating units while decreasing energy consumption of the hotel as soon as it opens, with the aim to progressively increase the autonomy in energy.

The treatment of wastewater (including the public beach and NGO training establishment) enabling the irrigation of the green spaces.

The swimming pool water will not be treated with chlorine.

A room management system to automatically control room temperature and energy consumption.

No plastic straws used in the hotel.



The Public Beach of La Cambuse


no construction of the hotel on the public beach of la cambuse


The hotel is built next to the public beach of La Cambuse, on a site previously occupied by the National Coast Guard Training Establishment (NCG).

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing facilities of the public beach and no other infrastructure of the hotel shall be installed.

improvement of the infrastructures of the public beach of la cambuse

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing infrastructures of the public beach, such as toilets, showers, kiosks, etc. A new road and a parking lot for cars and buses has been created, as well as a dedicated camping area which will be improved soon.

The beach has been made more accessible with the new road, fully equipped with solar panels and endemic trees.

The creation of the parking area will free up more space and will reduce beach pollution. The cars that used to be parked on the beach, which were previously a source of pollution, erosion, and were dangerous for the public, now have a dedicated area.

The new sanitary arrangements, including toilets and showers, will provide more comfort and will generate less pollution. The wastewater that was until now discharged in the marine park is treated by the ultra-sophisticated wastewater treatment system of the future hotel.

Security has been increased due to the new post of the NCG, which is closer to the swimming area and to the parking, therefore reducing the risks of accidents on the beach.



The Marine Park


100-meter setback zone

The hotel project situated at Le Chaland is the first and only hotel in Mauritius to respect a setback zone of 100 metres (constructed 100 metres away from the shore), whilst the regulatory distance is 30 metres for current hotels.

Respecting this distance of 100 meters allows the protection of the marine park and the preservation of the site’s natural beauty.

Treatment of Wastewater

The treatment of the Hotel and its Villas will be carried out by an ultra-efficient system that exceeds accepted national standards.

This facility will treat the wastewater of the toilets of the nearby public beach and that of the NCG post, which was until now discharged directly in the marine park.

The water will be also safe for use for irrigation purposes.

CHOICE OF NON-MOTORISED NAUTICAL SPORTS

A further effort to protect the marine park, the Group has decided not to propose motorised nautical activities to its guests.

A great amount of expert studies have furthermore been carried out and measures have been taken to protect the marine park.

A number of NGO’S have sought out the opinions of scientists who conclude that the project’s impact would be insignificant on the marine park.



Creation of an Endemic Forest that will be home to 16,000 plants and trees


For the first time, the re-creation of a coastal forest ecosystem will be carried out in Mauritius.

Working in close collaboration with ecological expert Pierre Baissac, known for his work on Île aux Aigrettes, a 7-arpent coastal forest of up to 16,000 endemic plants, of which 10,000 trees, will be planted. This will allow the protection and rejuvenation of the dune, thereby preventing coastal erosion and helping in the rebirth of new green spaces bringing back an ecosystem essential to the natural biodiversity.



The Dune


The hotel is constructed next to the public beach of La Cambuse where the NCG buildings previously stood, built at the time of the Royal Navy. The dunes on this site had already been destroyed, therefore non-existent today.

The Group has decided that no construction should be carried out on an existing dune.

Moreover, the Group is working on a restoration plan to preserve this existing dune with the ecological and geological expert Pierre Baissac. The idea is to recreate a coastal forest of up to 16,000 plants and endemic trees.



the local community


Creation of 1000 direct and indirect jobs

With the opening of the hotel, 300 direct and 700 indirect employment will be created in the South region of the island. During the construction of the hotel, 800 persons will be required to work on the site.

TRAINING OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SOUTH PERTAINING TO JOBS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND BIO FARMING

The Inhabitants of the South have been trained in organic farming methods in order to provide a farm-to-table supply chain to the hotel.

The Currimjee Group committed itself to facilitate and to take charge of the training of the inhabitants of the South close to the hotel project pertaining to jobs in the hotel industry.

To this day, 40 youngsters from the region have undertaken introductory courses in information technology and 30 planters from Camp Carol and Plaine Magnien have been trained in organic farming methods.

The aim is to provide these trainings and create awareness prior to the opening of the hotel.

Collaboration with the craftsmen, fishermen and local producers

The Currimjee Group aims to buy supplies from producers and fishermen of the region, in order to encourage the farm to table concept, boost the local economy and reduce their environmental footprint.



Renewable Energies and Environmentally Responsible Practices


Right from the conception of the project, renewable energies and responsible practices have been integrated through:

The architecture and design of the buildings enabling natural ventilation.

Solar energy expected to bring savings of more than 27% in operating units while decreasing energy consumption of the hotel as soon as it opens, with the aim to progressively increase the autonomy in energy.

The treatment of wastewater (including the public beach and NGO training establishment) enabling the irrigation of the green spaces.

The swimming pool water will not be treated with chlorine.

A room management system to automatically control room temperature and energy consumption.

No plastic straws used in the hotel.



The Public Beach of La Cambuse


no construction of the hotel on the public beach of la cambuse


The hotel is built next to the public beach of La Cambuse, on a site previously occupied by the National Coast Guard Training Establishment (NCG).

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing facilities of the public beach and no other infrastructure of the hotel shall be installed.

improvement of the infrastructures of the public beach of la cambuse

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing infrastructures of the public beach, such as toilets, showers, kiosks, etc. A new road and a parking lot for cars and buses has been created, as well as a dedicated camping area which will be improved soon.

The beach has been made more accessible with the new road, fully equipped with solar panels and endemic trees.

The creation of the parking area will free up more space and will reduce beach pollution. The cars that used to be parked on the beach, which were previously a source of pollution, erosion, and were dangerous for the public, now have a dedicated area.

The new sanitary arrangements, including toilets and showers, will provide more comfort and will generate less pollution. The wastewater that was until now discharged in the marine park is treated by the ultra-sophisticated wastewater treatment system of the future hotel.

Security has been increased due to the new post of the NCG, which is closer to the swimming area and to the parking, therefore reducing the risks of accidents on the beach.



The Marine Park


100-meter setback zone

The hotel project situated at Le Chaland is the first and only hotel in Mauritius to respect a setback zone of 100 metres (constructed 100 metres away from the shore), whilst the regulatory distance is 30 metres for current hotels.

Respecting this distance of 100 meters allows the protection of the marine park and the preservation of the site’s natural beauty.

Treatment of Wastewater

The treatment of the Hotel and its Villas will be carried out by an ultra-efficient system that exceeds accepted national standards.

This facility will treat the wastewater of the toilets of the nearby public beach and that of the NCG post, which was until now discharged directly in the marine park.

The water will be also safe for use for irrigation purposes.

CHOICE OF NON-MOTORISED NAUTICAL SPORTS

A further effort to protect the marine park, the Group has decided not to propose motorised nautical activities to its guests.

A great amount of expert studies have furthermore been carried out and measures have been taken to protect the marine park.

A number of NGO’S have sought out the opinions of scientists who conclude that the project’s impact would be insignificant on the marine park.



Creation of an Endemic Forest that will be home to 16,000 plants and trees


For the first time, the re-creation of a coastal forest ecosystem will be carried out in Mauritius.

Working in close collaboration with ecological expert Pierre Baissac, known for his work on Île aux Aigrettes, a 7-arpent coastal forest of up to 16,000 endemic plants, of which 10,000 trees, will be planted. This will allow the protection and rejuvenation of the dune, thereby preventing coastal erosion and helping in the rebirth of new green spaces bringing back an ecosystem essential to the natural biodiversity.



The Dune


The hotel is constructed next to the public beach of La Cambuse where the NCG buildings previously stood, built at the time of the Royal Navy. The dunes on this site had already been destroyed, therefore non-existent today.

The Group has decided that no construction should be carried out on an existing dune.

Moreover, the Group is working on a restoration plan to preserve this existing dune with the ecological and geological expert Pierre Baissac. The idea is to recreate a coastal forest of up to 16,000 plants and endemic trees.



the local community


Creation of 1000 direct and indirect jobs

With the opening of the hotel, 300 direct and 700 indirect employment will be created in the South region of the island. During the construction of the hotel, 800 persons will be required to work on the site.

TRAINING OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SOUTH PERTAINING TO JOBS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND BIO FARMING

The Inhabitants of the South have been trained in organic farming methods in order to provide a farm-to-table supply chain to the hotel.

The Currimjee Group committed itself to facilitate and to take charge of the training of the inhabitants of the South close to the hotel project pertaining to jobs in the hotel industry.

To this day, 40 youngsters from the region have undertaken introductory courses in information technology and 30 planters from Camp Carol and Plaine Magnien have been trained in organic farming methods.

The aim is to provide these trainings and create awareness prior to the opening of the hotel.

Collaboration with the craftsmen, fishermen and local producers

The Currimjee Group aims to buy supplies from producers and fishermen of the region, in order to encourage the farm to table concept, boost the local economy and reduce their environmental footprint.



Renewable Energies and Environmentally Responsible Practices


Right from the conception of the project, renewable energies and responsible practices have been integrated through:

The architecture and design of the buildings enabling natural ventilation.

Solar energy expected to bring savings of more than 27% in operating units while decreasing energy consumption of the hotel as soon as it opens, with the aim to progressively increase the autonomy in energy.

The treatment of wastewater (including the public beach and NGO training establishment) enabling the irrigation of the green spaces.

The swimming pool water will not be treated with chlorine.

A room management system to automatically control room temperature and energy consumption.

No plastic straws used in the hotel.



The Public Beach of La Cambuse


no construction of the hotel on the public beach of la cambuse


The hotel is built next to the public beach of La Cambuse, on a site previously occupied by the National Coast Guard Training Establishment (NCG).

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing facilities of the public beach and no other infrastructure of the hotel shall be installed.

improvement of the infrastructures of the public beach of la cambuse

The Group has committed itself to renovating and improving the existing infrastructures of the public beach, such as toilets, showers, kiosks, etc. A new road and a parking lot for cars and buses has been created, as well as a dedicated camping area which will be improved soon.

The beach has been made more accessible with the new road, fully equipped with solar panels and endemic trees.

The creation of the parking area will free up more space and will reduce beach pollution. The cars that used to be parked on the beach, which were previously a source of pollution, erosion, and were dangerous for the public, now have a dedicated area.

The new sanitary arrangements, including toilets and showers, will provide more comfort and will generate less pollution. The wastewater that was until now discharged in the marine park is treated by the ultra-sophisticated wastewater treatment system of the future hotel.

Security has been increased due to the new post of the NCG, which is closer to the swimming area and to the parking, therefore reducing the risks of accidents on the beach.



The Marine Park


100-meter setback zone

The hotel project situated at Le Chaland is the first and only hotel in Mauritius to respect a setback zone of 100 metres (constructed 100 metres away from the shore), whilst the regulatory distance is 30 metres for current hotels.

Respecting this distance of 100 meters allows the protection of the marine park and the preservation of the site’s natural beauty.

Treatment of Wastewater

The treatment of the Hotel and its Villas will be carried out by an ultra-efficient system that exceeds accepted national standards.

This facility will treat the wastewater of the toilets of the nearby public beach and that of the NCG post, which was until now discharged directly in the marine park.

The water will be also safe for use for irrigation purposes.

CHOICE OF NON-MOTORISED NAUTICAL SPORTS

A further effort to protect the marine park, the Group has decided not to propose motorised nautical activities to its guests.

A great amount of expert studies have furthermore been carried out and measures have been taken to protect the marine park.

A number of NGO’S have sought out the opinions of scientists who conclude that the project’s impact would be insignificant on the marine park.



Creation of an Endemic Forest that will be home to 16,000 plants and trees


For the first time, the re-creation of a coastal forest ecosystem will be carried out in Mauritius.

Working in close collaboration with ecological expert Pierre Baissac, known for his work on Île aux Aigrettes, a 7-arpent coastal forest of up to 16,000 endemic plants, of which 10,000 trees, will be planted. This will allow the protection and rejuvenation of the dune, thereby preventing coastal erosion and helping in the rebirth of new green spaces bringing back an ecosystem essential to the natural biodiversity.



The Dune


The hotel is constructed next to the public beach of La Cambuse where the NCG buildings previously stood, built at the time of the Royal Navy. The dunes on this site had already been destroyed, therefore non-existent today.

The Group has decided that no construction should be carried out on an existing dune.

Moreover, the Group is working on a restoration plan to preserve this existing dune with the ecological and geological expert Pierre Baissac. The idea is to recreate a coastal forest of up to 16,000 plants and endemic trees.



the local community


Creation of 1000 direct and indirect jobs

With the opening of the hotel, 300 direct and 700 indirect employment will be created in the South region of the island. During the construction of the hotel, 800 persons will be required to work on the site.

TRAINING OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SOUTH PERTAINING TO JOBS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND BIO FARMING

The Inhabitants of the South have been trained in organic farming methods in order to provide a farm-to-table supply chain to the hotel.

The Currimjee Group committed itself to facilitate and to take charge of the training of the inhabitants of the South close to the hotel project pertaining to jobs in the hotel industry.

To this day, 40 youngsters from the region have undertaken introductory courses in information technology and 30 planters from Camp Carol and Plaine Magnien have been trained in organic farming methods.

The aim is to provide these trainings and create awareness prior to the opening of the hotel.

Collaboration with the craftsmen, fishermen and local producers

The Currimjee Group aims to buy supplies from producers and fishermen of the region, in order to encourage the farm to table concept, boost the local economy and reduce their environmental footprint.



Renewable Energies and Environmentally Responsible Practices


Right from the conception of the project, renewable energies and responsible practices have been integrated through:

The architecture and design of the buildings enabling natural ventilation.

Solar energy expected to bring savings of more than 27% in operating units while decreasing energy consumption of the hotel as soon as it opens, with the aim to progressively increase the autonomy in energy.

The treatment of wastewater (including the public beach and NGO training establishment) enabling the irrigation of the green spaces.

The swimming pool water will not be treated with chlorine.

A room management system to automatically control room temperature and energy consumption.

No plastic straws used in the hotel.