Making a Difference

EMERSON ZANZIBAR

Stone Town’s Top Hotels Making a Difference in Zanzibar

The founder of two of the top hotels in Stone Town, Emerson Skeens, a Zanzibar resident of 25 years found his niche in Zanzibar and saw opportunities to use his manifold talents and brilliant mind to create two flourishing magnificent hotels.

Besides the contribution of Emerson’s Foundation to Zanzibar, the hotels follow a corporate social responsibility strategy that continues to support Zanzibar’s community in various ways. This includes contributing to Tawabiina Sober House in support of their daily operations and supporting people recovering from drug addiction.  Emerson Zanzibar Hotels and restaurants help with active promotion of local artists by offering a stage to local upcoming musicians.  There are regular events that promote the Zanzibari culture, cuisine, craft, design, business and visual arts.

EMERSON ZANZIBAR

Stone Town’s Top Hotels show Community Responsibility

Two of the top hotels in Stone Town, Emerson Spice and Emerson on Hurumzi along with Emerson’s Foundation for Zanzibar have always had a huge heart for the community and the environment.

Stone Town’s Top Hotels show sustainable environmental responsibility – Emerson Zanzibar hotels demonstrate corporate social responsibility that supports the local environment.

Besides the contribution of Emerson’s Foundation to Zanzibar, the hotels follow a corporate social responsibility strategy that continues to support and encourage Zanzibar’s community skills and talent.  Emerson Zanzibar Foundation funds a variety of awards, in music, film & visual arts and more.  

Emerson Zanzibar

The Community

Emerson Zanzibar is proud to work with people from various backgrounds, each with their own talents, which contributes to its success.

The staff members of the hotels started a ‘Kamati’, which is run by the staff members themselves and which has helped the members to get loans to start small businesses, build homes and support education for their children. This also contributes to a special team spirit among the people working with Emerson Zanzibar.

Responsible Tourism Tanzania

Emerson Zanzibar is certified by Responsible Tourism Tanzania.
Responsible Tourism Tanzania is about encouraging and promoting a more sustainable tourism industry within Tanzania. It stands for protecting and caring for the diverse cultures of the country, as well as its natural environment, whilst optimizing on business and economic sustainability.
Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) has developed a set of standards for Responsible Tourism in Tanzania. With future plans of having RTTZ formally recognized’ and even accredited by Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), The standards have been written in line with those of the GSTC, giving any RTTZ certified Tanzanian company the same international repute. Emerson Zanzibar is certified at Sapling level.   Read More

EMERSON ZANZIBAR

Stone Town’s Top Hotels show Environmental Responsibility

Two of the top hotels in Stone Town, Emerson Spice and Emerson on Hurumzi along with Emerson’s Foundation for Zanzibar have always had a huge heart for the community and the environment.

Besides the contribution of Emerson’s Foundation to Zanzibar, the hotels follow a corporate social responsibility strategy that continues to support Zanzibar’s environment in various ways. This includes contributing to cleaning up the beaches and the streets of Stone Town and reducing the amount of harmful products found on the island – plastics and waste that is not bio-degradable.

EMERSON ZANZIBAR

The Environment

Emerson Zanzibar is proud to work with people from various backgrounds, each with their own talents, which contributes to its success. Besides the contribution of Emerson’s Foundation to Zanzibar, the hotels follow a corporate social responsibility strategy that continues to support Zanzibar’s environment in various ways. This includes contributing to cleaning up the beaches and the streets of Stone Town and reducing the amount of harmful products found on the island – plastics and waste that is not bio-degradable. The staff members of the hotels started a ‘Kamati’, which is run by the staff members themselves and which has helped the members to get loans to start small businesses, build homes and support education for their children. This also contributes to a special team spirit among the people working with Emerson Zanzibar.