Sustainable hotels are at the forefront of environmentally friendly practices within the travel industry. Below is a shortlist of hotels showcasing the efforts of many. These properties are lean, green, luxury machines!
Inkaterra Hotels Collection - First founded in 1975, this collection of seven stunning hotels in the Amazon and Andes Mountains was the first Peruvian business to be certified carbon-neutral. Founder Jose Koechlin explained that his company’s greatest asset to staying green is the natural environment surrounding each property. Each hotel also boasts one facility onsite dedicated to conservation and biology. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has a butterfly house, while Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo has a rescue center for South America’s only native bear species.
Turtle Bay Resort - A mainstay of Oahu’s North Shore, Turtle Bay Resort has been devoted to sustainability for over a decade after establishing a Green Committee in 2009 to reduce the property’s carbon footprint. Their efforts are widespread, from installing a solar roof to partnering with the surrounding community to source fresh produce. After a year-long closure, Turtle Bay reopened this July after a series of significant upgrades. Guests can enjoy a new lobby, adult-only pool, and ocean bungalows with an exclusive concierge service.
Forestis Dolomites - A Small Luxury Hotels of the World designated property, Forestis Dolomites effortlessly blends contemporary design with the property’s natural surroundings. Locally owned and designed, the hotel runs entirely on renewable energy. In addition, each of the 62 guest rooms is equipped with biodegradable amenities. Visitors can rest easy knowing that luxury doesn’t come at the cost of the environment.