A lot of hotels can call themselves a garden hotel or a hotel with a garden, but if you want to get the complete nature look and feel even if you’re in the city, you better check in at North Palm Hotel and Garden.
The place where North Palm sits on used to be a bowling alley. It was a family business owned by Mr. and Mrs. Felix Domingo, the grand parents of Nieva Jolampong, North Palm’s hotel manager. Despite having a couple of business ventures that their family wanted to take on, they decided to start with something that has more meaning than just earning money.
They weren’t in a hurry to start a business so they let the idea sleep for a while. After some time, they thought that it would be nice to have a Bed and Breakfast in their area since they’re very accessible to the airport. And now that there’s Abreeza and another SM in Lanang (still under construction, though), they thought that they could really make use of the additional traffic up north.
Initially, this was the plan: have the building cleaned, get the rooms done, fill them with beds, decent bathrooms, tables and mirrors. And they’d have an inn. It sounded very easy for these business veterans. However, as the planning got deeper, they thought of a unique branding for the hotel: do it eco-friendly style. They said that we didn’t need the numerous news beats to remind us how our planet is slowly taking its revenge on us when we didn’t treat it right. We need to do something to win its favor again. No matter how small it is.
North Palm Hotel and Garden, now an establishment, can help a lot in educating people on eco-friendly ways to take care of Mother Nature.
North Palm’s Commitment
Here are some of the ways that North Palm does to pay their share in taking care of our environment:
- Using solar heat to warm up your showers
- Utilizing rain water for cleaning your rooms, bathrooms, the entire hotel and for watering the plants.
- Employing waste management systems inside the room so you can properly segregate your waste
- Keeping the hallways open to let natural breeze flow through
- Using only organic detergents and cleansers for all cleaning activities
- Application of eco-friendly paint all over the hotel
- Putting the No Smoking Ordinance under strict compliance
Aside from North Palm’s eco-friendly commitment, they’re also keen on aiding advocacies that help uplift livelihoods, families and communities.
North Palm Hotel and Garden is located at Andreliz Bldg., Km 7, Lanang Davao city.