Building in the Andamans: Creating Stunning-Looking, Maintenance-Free Artificial Thatch Roofs for a Beach Resort

In this post we interview Warren Gawde, Project Lead for Palmex India, on his experience leading a roof-installation project for a luxury resort on Havelock Island, in the Andamans.  Warren, could you please tell us about this exciting hospitality project you worked on, in the stunningly beautiful Andamans?  Palmex India recently completed an ambitious roof installation project on Havelock Island. We were contracted to procure and install artificial thatched roofs for a luxury resort. Spread… Read more »


Are you beach-ready: 5 tips to build a seaside resort that lasts

Sea, sand, and sun – these words are synonymous with having a good time. Whether it’s just sitting by the sea and watching an orange sunset or splashing around in the waters – the coast has its way of making you forget about your everyday worries. A resort along the coast can be a haven for tourists who want to unwind and rejuvenate themselves by the sea. But for builders and architects, coastal buildings pose… Read more »


How Budget Hotels are Going Green

The hotel industry can no longer ignore its impact on the environment. As hotels raise the bar on sustainability standards and guests have become more environmentally aware, businesses cannot afford to be irresponsible or reckless. The industry’s top players already zealously compete with each other in collecting environmental certifications of every kind to attest to their ‘eco-friendliness’. While big hotels can afford to take steps that might be expensive in the short run, smaller hotels… Read more »