Want to stay in an eco-friendly property you can feel good about on your next trip, but not necessarily give up any of the luxury you’re accustomed to? Choose one of these hotels.
Recognized for its sustainability by USA Today, this hotel is a LEED Gold-certified property, the first Ritz-Carlton to boast the coveted sustainability status. Compared to similar hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte uses 30 percent less energy, with no undesirable side effects.
While this property doesn’t have as well known a name as The Ritz-Carlton, it is known as the top eco-friendly hotel in Indonesia. Alila Villas is all about giving back to the local community, using local construction materials and craftsmen.
Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Proximity Hotel is quite possibly America’s greenest hotel, according to TripSavvy. The property is LEED Platinum certified and the sustainability initiatives include solar panels on the roof, geothermal refrigerators and filtered air systems.
For an eco-friendly stay closer to the big city, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge provides, with its LEED Gold certification, reclaimed materials and native plants. Plus, you can’t beat the views from the suites or the rooftop bar.
This luxury resort in California uses the lovely landscape to its advantage, building around the existing trees growing on the property and heating the spa with underground thermal waters. The property has its own on-site bee hives, chickens, greenhouse and gardens.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.