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 »


Choosing Palmex over natural thatch – An architect reveals why

Adithya G Kashyap is the Principal Architect and Founding Partner at Bangalore based architecture firm Architect Continuous. The firm is a conglomerate of architects, engineers and interior designers who have a diverse portfolio ranging from residences to public spaces. This has meant that as an architect Adithya has worked on varied projects. In the process, he has learned the importance of the ‘appropriateness’ of solutions for each client. He believes that design must address the… Read more »


The Business Benefits of LEED Certification for Indian Hotels

How going green is helping hoteliers improve communities, conserve resources and positively influence their bottom line Summer 2017. It is a scorcher of a day and I am browsing listings on TripAdvisor – dreaming of a vacation away from the heat and dust of the city. A dizzying array of resorts, boutique hotels and homestays beckon. While one resort invites me to gaze at the stars, take long nature walks and do nothing, another property… Read more »