The significance of environmental conservation is being recognized by travelers and are increasingly looking for accommodation which supports sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism. Acknowledging this, award-winning socio-cultural, economic, and environmental programs that support the economy and preserve the culture are being developed by hotels.
Tourists can appreciate and experience cultures and natural spaces while conserving and lessening their impact on the environment with the aid of hoteliers.
Here are the top ten hotels from around the world offering a world-class holiday and eco-friendly experience to guests:
Hi Hotel (Nice in France)
The Hi Hotel Eco Spa & Beach, a boutique hotel that offers a rooftop pool and private beach, has obtained certification from Green Globe for using organic food, eco-friendly cleaning products, organic paint, and recycled paper.
Six Senses Con Dao in Con Dao, Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao is a five-star resort that has been recognized by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the top eco-lodges in the world. The structure of Six Senses is built with the use of sustainable building materials and designed to boost airflow to lessen air conditioning needs.
Alila Villas (Bali in Indonesia)
The hotel is set between the coastline and rice fields and was designed in compliance with the international environmental standards of EarthCheck.
More than half of goods, ingredients, and services are bought from the local area. Locally sourced materials, which include natural stones and sandstone, were used in the construction of the resort, which incorporates abundant plants and indigenous volcanic rock to cool the villas.
Spice Island Beach Resort (St. George’s in Grenada)
The Spice Island Beach Resort, run and owned by Sir Royston Hopkin and family, aims to co-exist with and blend into the native environment of the island. The resort uses desalination plants, solar heating and other ways of energy conservation. There is a focus to maximize island preservation through non-chlorinated pools, replanting and community clean-ups.
The Park Hyderabad (Hyderabad in India)
The stunning exterior of the Park Hyderabad maximized natural light, reducing electricity needs. Green transportation, such as electric cars and bikes, is encouraged. The hotel combines exceptional design and local culture and has obtained Leed Gold certification.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa (Maldives)
The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa incorporates modern design and environment to provide guests the optimum luxurious experience. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has received an EarthCheck silver certificate and is the only recipient of EarthCheck in the Maldives for both construction and design.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda (Gargnano in Italy)
Located at the center of the Riviera dei Limoni, the different structures of Lefay Resort are incorporated into the hill slopes of the village to reduce heat and energy dispersion.
Overall wellness is the focus of the hotel, a theme that stays constant through the peace, outlay, and food of the hotel. The hotel was built with respect to the environment and the surrounding landscape. It has a sustainable strategy for waste management by collecting rainwater.
Thala Beach Lodge (Port Douglas in Australia)
Thala Beach Lodge is an art-deco resort that has received Eco certified – Advanced Tourism. The resort, situated on private land between Port Douglas and Cairns, is involved in helping the rehabilitation process of the environment.
Garonga Safari Camp (Phalaborwa in Africa)
The local community is being supported by the resort, a 12-bed camp located in South Africa, through economic empowerment. Locals are provided employment opportunities, while goods and food are locally sourced.
Hix Island House (Isla de Vieques in Puerto Rico)
The Hix Island House provides guests a rustic, elegant island escape. The Hix Island House functions on batteries charged through solar power. The hotel was designed to hold cooling winds, recycles rainwater and gives back greywater to the surrounding environment.
These are the environmental-friendly hotels recognizing the benefits brought by responsible tourism practices to hoteliers and guests. With the changes in our climate these days, it is hoped that everyone in the industry will also follow.