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An eco-development project called UNA Hotel has begun in Sri Lanka, with its design focused on biophilic hospitality style created by Nomadic Resorts. 

UNA is Sinhala for “bamboo,” which also plays a key role in the project. The development of the hotel will give the country the opportunity to expand its bamboo industry. An article by Global Travel Media explained that while Sri Lanka has the climate for bamboo to grow well, it’s been underutilized and equally under-cultivated.

“Creating biophilic living spaces has been our core focus from the start and seem all the more prescient for a post-COVID travel world,” developers Aoife O’Sullivan and Julien Bailly said. “UNA will offer open, healthy living environments and meaningful connections to nature – contributing to better guest health and well-being overall.”

Fundraising for the UNA Hotel project began through an established Indiegogo page in November 2020. To encourage donations, discounted pre-bookings of the hotel’s bamboo villas and additional perks are being offered.

Read the full Global Travel Media article here.

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