Abode

Community

We love our city and believe passionately in making a positive impact within it. Our environmental policy is real and we constantly look for new ways to have a positive social influence. Feel free to ask us more about the initiatives below and share your ideas on social and environmental impact at gm@abodeboutiquehotels.com.

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LOCAL TALENTS
& MATERIALS

We have tried to make Abode as authentic as possible with almost everything sourced in India. We’ve also found wonderful local artisans to help us make our vision of the hotel come true. It wasn’t easy… Many things would have been cheaper and quicker to get abroad but we believe passionately in supporting local manufacturers, skills and production techniques as well as reducing our impact on the planet.

LOCAL PRODUCTS
In the café, we have adapted many dishes to use local, seasonal ingredients. This makes our food fresher and healthier as well as reducing your impact on the planet.

SAVING ENERGY
We have state of the art air conditioning units that reduce emissions. Wherever possible, power saver light bulbs have been used, in order to bring down consumption.
Cement tile floors keep the downstairs spaces cool by absorbing heat in the day using the principle known as thermal mass.

EMPOWERING LOCAL WOMEN
Our car service is provided by women from Mumbai (who in many cases are single mothers and the sole earners in their family). Where possible, we help them to own their own cars and become self-sufficient.

WE WORK WITH A SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
This enables us to bring you fantastic massage therapists. Blind people in India often face discrimination and challenges in the workplace. Massage is a skilled job and this training provides them with a stable income.

WE SELL PRODUCTS IN OUR SHOP THAT SUPPORT LOCAL NGOS
Some of the most beautiful things we sell are made by organisations that empower people through skills teaching and commerce. We are happy to introduce you directly to any of these groups to find out more.

WE DON’T LIKE WASTE
Left over soaps go to a local NGO that works with under-privileged women.

WE HELP YOU DONATE

If you want to bring things from home that will have a much bigger value for people here or if you feel too heavy at the end of your trip, please leave anything you don’t really want with us and we’ll make sure it goes to people who need it.
If you want to make an even greater impact, let us know. We have selected some local NGOs that we know work ethically and impactfully. They all desperately need donations of your time and cash.