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
This newly opened (2009) CityCenter oasis features gourmet dining, spa services, spacious guest rooms and a fitness center offering Pilates and yoga classes.
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 90
The interior is equally exclusive, boasting an elegant design and muted colour scheme, as well as a 'Privileged Club Service', which meets the very highest standards.
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 20-year-old eco-resort is a pioneer in sustainable tourism, drawing electricity from photovoltaic power and collecting (and filtering) water in cisterns.
Lesiaceva Point Road
The brainchild of one of the ocean’s greatest explorers, this Fijian eco-hideaway also offers free unlimited babysitting, and five star amenities.
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
On a Pacific cove tucked into a mountainside, this "hidden gem" has a tiered layout with views of the ocean and the tropical forest
56 Moo 5 Tambol Koh Yao Noi
Six Senses has brought the best of Southeast Asia’s healing arts to a speck of land off Phuket’s eastern coast.
40 Bowery Beach Rd
For those seeking a resort experience with the convenience of access to Portland in mere minutes, look no further.
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.