Your invitations are printed on recycled paper. You're upcycling your grandmother's veil and using it as an overlay. You've painstakingly crafted beautiful souvenirs and favors using recycled materials. Can your wedding get any greener? At the Cocoon Boutique Hotel, it can.
Environmentally conscious brides looking for green venues will be happy to know that the Cocoon Boutique Hotel is the Philippines' first truly green hotel. It opened its doors in August 2011 and was warmly received by guests who share the same passion for eco-friendly living. Of its concept and vision, owner and General Manager Gigi Vinzon shares that putting up the hotel is a humble contribution toward sustaining the environment. "My husband, Atty. Boy Vinzon, and I are thankful for being blessed with a good life. As a way of giving back, we thought of a business that can be socially relevant," she says.
A modern tropical design with Filipino touches complements the environmentally responsible yet luxurious amenities: spacious rooms and suites equipped with state-of-the-art yet energy efficient fixtures, modern bathrooms that utilize rain and ground water harvesting, and strategically located function rooms that maximize natural lighting and ventilation.
Couples who plan on making the Cocoon Boutique Hotel a part of their wedding day can rely on the assistance of the hotel's ready and able staff who can offer various wedding packages and options. Some inclusions are: overnight accommodations for 2 in a Deluxe Room, use of a bridal car, a 3-layer fondant cake, and a bottle of sparkling wine for toasting. Couples can also book the services of several concessionaires within the hotel (such as a salon, spa, and flower shop) for pre- or post-wedding requirements.
Whether booking the hotel to prep for your wedding or to celebrate your wedding reception, you can be sure that your commitment to preserving the environment coupled with the eco-friendly features of the establishment will make a positive contribution to the community and your wedding a truly green one.
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