Mozambique – The Kisawa Sanctuary Hotel uses design to integrate itself into the natural environment.
The resort, built from materials including patented 3D-printed sand mortar, is setting a new standard in sustainable design. Set to open in 2020 off the east coast of Mozambique on Benguerra Island, the hotel offers 12 bungalows set across 300 hectares of private beach, forest and sand dunes. Each house includes a personal beach front, swimming pool, massage hut and electric vehicles to get around the island.
With prices starting at £4,200 ($5,500, €4,964) a night, the hotel encourages eco-tourism among high-spending luxury consumers. To connect culturally with the area, local designers were brought in to implement Mozambican weaving, thatching, carpentry and textiles within the 3D-printed sand structure.
Although eco-conscious hotels have long existed as a niche in the hospitality industry, HNWI consumers are increasingly looking to offset their impact.