About Royal Torarica
Royal Torarica is part of the Torarica Group and was established in 2007. It is the newest luxury hotel of the best and oldest hotel chain in Suriname. The building plans for the 4-star hotel were drawn by the American architect Lane Pettigrew, who started working on the project in 1995-1996. Construction commenced in 2006 when a large piece of land next to Torarica Resort & Casino became available.
Royal Torarica was carefully designed and styled with a remarkable eye for detail that reflects its Surinamese roots. Some of the hotel’s distinctive characteristics are the art pieces from famous Surinamese artists and the modern features to be discovered in each room. The hotel has a colonial appearance and is aimed at providing its guests with luxurious accommodations and services of the highest quality. The construction of the saltwater pool is a brilliant example of our environmentally-friendly policy.
The Finance Tower on Paramaribo’s Independence Square is one of the characteristic features of the city. It served as a guideline for our hotel tower’s design. Many important and famous guests regularly enjoy their stay in the exclusive presidential suite on the top floor of our hotel.
Green Key is an eco-label for tourism and leisure establishments and is awarded to establishments that fulfill a list of environmental requirements. Obtaining Green Key demonstrates the establishments’ efforts to develop an environmental friendly, sustainable and responsible business.
The Green Key award is based on compliance with strict criteria in the areas of environmental management (water, energy, waste, cleaning, etc.) and sustainability education (staff, guests, suppliers, etc.). Compliance with the criteria is confirmed through a rigorous application process and verified at on-site audits. The award is valid for one year at a time. Currently, more than 3,100 hotels in 57 countries are Green Key awarded. The program is managed by the international charity, the Foundation for Environmental Education. Green Key is endorsed by the World Tourism Organization and recognized by Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The Green Key award is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their premises adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. A Green Key stands for the promise to its guests that by opting to stay with the Green Key establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental level.
The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits. Green Key is eligible for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants and attractions. Green Key is eligible for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants and attractions.