Radio Taxi at West Gorordo Hotel

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Need a taxi?
Relax at the lobby
while we call one for you…

Guests often complain:
“Why do we have to wait
for the front desk to call a taxi? “
“Why can’t we just hail a cab from the street?”

Here’s the truth:
we are doing you
and our planet
a SERVICE
at no Charge..
How?

To ensure your safe trip in Cebu,
we only call accredited radio taxi companies.
FYI: We do not get any commission from this transaction,
this is a pure act of service.

A Service to you…

While waiting for your taxi you have the time:
• to relax in the safety of our lobby
and maintain your composure
before going on your next journey
• to interact with family, friends
and other guests at our shared spaces

A Service to the planet…

Patronizing Radio taxi companies means:
• Taxi drivers do not have to drive around
the city looking for passengers.
They just park at a taxi garage
and wait to be called.

• Benefit to the planet:
Radio taxi = Less burning of fossil fuel
=climate change mitigation
(actions that decrease the potential effects of global warming)

• Benefit to people:
Less cars on the street
= Less Pollution =Healthier people
People move with ease = Happier people

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Natural Cooling & Ventilation @ West Gorordo Hotel

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Natural Cooling & Ventilation @ West Gorordo Hotel

So hot? No A/C…
Yes,
At West Gorordo Hotel,
we dare not to have A/C
in our common areas…
Believe it or not…
we are doing YOU
and the ENVIRONMENT
a GREAT FAVOR!

As part of our low carbon initiative,
we have chosen not to have air conditioning
at the lobby and common areas,
but instead we use a natural ventilation
and cooling system
without the use of mechanical devices.

The non-use of A/C
has also some health benefits
related to the prevention
of the transmission
of pulmonary airborne diseases.

Cross ventilation,

together with temperature differences
generate a gentle breeze
that flows through our corridors and common areas.

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A clerestory
over the front office
allow light and fresh air
to flow through the inner spaces,
in conjunction with large openings
around the building.
The often shaded areas
at the side of the building
acts as a wind tunnel
that cools the air
before it reaches the lobby
and the common areas.

NO A/C = Less Use of Energy (Fossil Fuel)
+ Prevention of Airbone Diseases Low Carbon Footprint
= Cimate Change Mitigation

(actions that decrease the potential effects of global warming)

Trellis & Living Canopy @ West Gorordo Hotel

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Ever wonder
if we have some unfinished construction work
at the side entrance of West Gorordo Hotel?

Nice guess, but try again.
We are preparing the trellis
for edible plants
to sprawl.

We are now on the way to growing our own food.
As we cultivate plants
that can provide shade and cooling,
we are also looking forward
to their edible produce
such as passion fruit, gourds and beans.

Slowly but surely the vines and various climbing plants
are now making their way around the building.
The emerging canopy
also provides habitat areas
for birds and insects
that strengthen the evolving eco-system;
while generating a pleasing
and relaxing sight in the middle of the city.

Climbing plants are an evolutionary success.
Given that nature does not provide equal conditions,
seeds that fell on minimally fertile soil
had to adapt or perish.
They evolved
and flourished by using various techniques:
tendrils, thorns, anchoring on supportive poles
-of climbing towards the light.

This is how vines or climbing plants came to be.

Like the vines,
we must believe
that even under the most difficult
and impoverished conditions,
we possess within us the ability,
creativity
and resilience
to thrive and flourish.

To vines,
following the light comes naturally,
to humans
– a choice to be made,
deliberately!

Mini Front Garden @ West Gorordo Hotel

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You might think our garden looks wild and unkempt –
very different from the manicured
and pesticide-laden lawns of other hotels.
Thank you for noticing.

At West Gorordo Hotel,
we choose wildscaping over landscaping.
Here Nature is the master wildscaper
and we are but the apprentice.

We have given Nature the freedom to lead
and take its natural course.
In this petite garden,
nothing is primly trimmed or squeaky clean-
everything is bursting with life.
Algae, moss, fern, vine, bush, trees, insects, koi,
rodents, bats and birds harmoniously coexist –
a delightful regenerative bacchanalia designed by Nature.

It is our hope that you will be inspired
by the relationships that exist
within this mini-front garden.
In life, as in a garden,
cooperation is a must
as we each have natural talents
and unique roles to play
so that we can best contribute
to our collective existence on this planet.