From beach resorts to urban retreats to idyllic villas in the countryside, some of the most upscale hotels in the world are finding more earth-friendly ways to indulge their guests. If you think glamor and sustainability lie at different ends of the accommodation spectrum, a stay at one of these 15 eco-friendly hotels may change your mind.
Grand Anse Beach
You'll sip your cocktail with a clear conscience, knowing that the property's water is solar-heated... and the pool is treated with salt instead of chlorine.
3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Traditional Eastern influences mix with modernist touches throughout this spot, not least of all at Twist, by Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire.
100 Woodland Pond Dr
Though close to the airport, this modern and luxurious hotel feels light years away from the traffic of Interstate 40. Sleek and spacious, its interior is a treat.
Hotel Topazz 92
Topazz seamlessly blends into the historic first District of the city and takes to the podium as Vienna's greenest hotel, with everything from construction materials to the bed linen locally sourced.
4 Grove Road
This hotel is proof that luxury and a commitment to sustainability can reside together in harmony.
No.183 Jiaozhou Road, Jing'an District
Though it doesn’t quite live up to its considerable hype, this hip little hotel is still pretty good value for this price range.
This off-the-beaten-path resort is on the remote Salt Pond peninsula.
Lesiaceva Point Road
This outstanding luxury eco-resort was started by the son of Jacques Cousteau.
With some of the finest diving in the archipelago to be enjoyed on the island's coral reef, this award-winningly eco-friendly hotel is one not to be missed by fans of the deep blue sea.
Remote eco-sleep with two pools and oceanfront casitas on 80 hillside acres of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula
56 Moo 5 Tambol Koh Yao Noi
Sumptuous 24-acre island resort with a magical location in Phang Nga Bay, about 45 minutes by speedboat from Phuket.
40 Bowery Beach Rd
Located 7 scenic miles south of Portland's lively Old Port and Arts Districts, this impeccably maintained seaside retreat is a low-key, contemporary, all-suite resort.
Prins Hendrikkade 33
The monumental former bank across from Centraal Station now houses an artsy, ultracontemporary hotel where (thanks to the friendliest service in town) "everything is possible.
Heritance Ahungalla is an upscale 152-room beachfront resort with a huge building and a casual vibe.
1414 Avenue of the Americas
With sweeping views of Central Park and and bountiful plants throughout the space, its easy for guests to feel one with nature in this unique hotel.