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One of Auckland's newest hotels, voco Auckland City Centre, yesterday upped its eco-friendly game by launching a fleet of bamboo bikes for guests to use.
The unique-looking bikes could be seen around the city centre yesterday, bedecked with bouquets of flowers.
The bike frames, made by Wyld Bikes, are hand-made in Ghana out of sustainably grown bamboo. They're light and strong, and the material literally grows out of the ground. Wyld Bikes is aiming to eliminate poverty, employing people and donating bikes to children in Ghana.
This is all part of voco Hotels' 'tread lightly' policy, and the bikes were simultaneously launched at the Auckland hotel and four Australian locations, and are free for guests to use.
voco Auckland City Centre opened on May 12 this year. The hotel is defined by comfort, sweeping views and a fantastic central location on the corner of Albert Street and Wyndham Street. It boasts the highest rooftop bar in the city, and there's an all-day Italian trattoria for the culinary aficionados.
Other voco sustainable initiatives include bedding made from 100% recyclable materials, a heat recovery system, and water-conserving showerheads.