Vastint France’s Moxy Sophia Antipolis has been awarded LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Moxy Sophia Antipolis is located in Sophia Antipolis, in the midst of the French “Silicon Valley” and forests, 9 km from Antibes and its port and 20 km from Nice and its famous Promenade des Anglais. The property sits at the intersection of Route des Lucioles and Route des Dolines and is surrounded by corporate offices, university buildings and by the historic village of Biot, where some of the last traditional glass blowing artists still work in France.

The hotel is built on a 12,000 m2 plot with a preserved existing natural area. It has 179 guest rooms, an outdoor pool with terrace and an outdoor bar. A “mediterranean” style touch has been implemented and mixed with a typical industrial interior design style, resulting in Moxy Sophia Antipolis as a light, cool, welcoming and modern hotel for all guests coming to the South of France.

LEED

LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED certification provides independent verification of a building’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.

A standard of LEED Gold, or higher, is being sought for all further Moxy hotel projects.