Apr 16, 2013
The Allison Inn & Spa
Wine connoisseurs may rejoice when they learn of The Allison Inn & Spa's proximity to over 200 wineries in the Willamette Valley, Oregon area. Luxury travelers will be impressed with The Allison's numerous accolades, including AAA's Four Diamond Award, Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List 2013, or the resort's LEED Gold Certification, to name a few. Nature lovers will be enamored with The Allison's prime location on 35 acres of rolling hills, with views to the surrounding vineyards, farmland,…
Feb 12, 2013
It's not often that a hotel's main goal is to make people happy, but not every hotel is the Hotel Felix, Chicago's first LEED Silver certified hotel. After all, even the name Felix is from the Latin word meaning “happy.” Walking into the lobby of the hotel, with its earth-toned spheres suspended over the fireplace and gently peaceful water pond, guests are immediately put into a relaxed, calm state. Even before you set foot in the hotel's entryway,…
Dec 3, 2012
For eight decades, Portland's cultural district has boasted a gem that has always provided award winning service and luxurious accommodations. The Heathman Hotel recently underwent a four million dollar "no landfill" renovation that now places this boutique hotel as one of the best eco-friendly hotel choices in the city as well. With its location right in downtown Portland, mere steps away from shopping, art and cultural experiences, your own personal concierge, and a host of unique amenities, including…
Sep 27, 2012
The New York Palace Hotel
Maybe you've seen the New York Palace Hotel featured on popular television shows such as Gossip Girl or Law & Order. You may remember it from feature films such as 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl. Or you may simply know the Palace Hotel from hearing about its rich history as one of New York City's finest hotels. One thing you may not know is that the New York Palace Hotel is also one of the greenest hotels in…
Jun 24, 2012
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Is it possible for an international hotel and resort company to also be the leader in sustainable tourism and environmental stewardship in the hotel industry? It is if you are Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, a collection of over 60 luxury properties worldwide with a reputation for excellence in service, hospitality, heritage and local flavor. At any Fairmont Hotel or Resort, whether it's the flagship Fairmont San Francisco on Nob Hill, world famous landmarks such as New York's the…
Apr 16, 2012
The Broadmoor Hotel and Resort
At the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, guests are able to experience luxurious, eco-fabulous accomodations steeped in history. A reputation of excellence, which spans almost 100 years, coupled with dramatic and thoughtful green renovations are what have propelled this resort toward its designation as the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond award and the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, the latter of which it has held for 52 years. It would be hard to find many…
Jan 21, 2012
The Proximity Hotel
What does it take to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest rating? As the owners of the first and only platinum certified hotel in the country, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels can say for certain that it takes careful planning, a commitment to environmental responsibility and a great deal of learning about sustainable building materials and practices. But in the end, every carefully considered detail was worth it, both for the proud hotel owners and for…
Oct 27, 2011
Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast
A vacation to Hawaii may well be the trip of a lifetime, so why dull the experience by staying in a typical hotel? One alternative to the traditional hotel room that combines luxury, eco-consciousness and all the modern amenities you’d expect to find is the Waianuhea Bed and Breakfast, located in Ahualoa on the big island of Hawaii. You leave the town of Honokaa on Highway 19 on a quiet road that climbs into the forest above the town…
Aug 21, 2011
Lake Tahoe’s 968 Park Spa Resort
Visitors come to Lake Tahoe to enjoy clean mountain air, beautiful scenery, and outdoor activities. Skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer, coupled with interesting places to visit, make Lake Tahoe a popular travel destination. Now, guests can experience all Lake Tahoe has to offer and stay at one of the area’s greenest lodging spots. Those that choose to stay at the renovated 968 Park Spa Resort will love its rustic, upscale appeal and unwavering commitment to…
Aug 9, 2010
Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley wine country, Bardessono creates the perfect balance between luxurious green travel and simple, small-town living. From the luxurious guestrooms and Artisan made bath products, to the seasonal farm-fresh restaurant menu and pampering spa therapy center, every detail of Bardessono is designed to cater to your needs, as well as your desires.
As one of only three LEED Platinum Certified hotels in the world, Bardessono is a leader…
Jul 16, 2010
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
Instead of traveling overseas to experience the beauty of Japan, the Miyako Hybrid Hotel in sunny California offers a chance to indulge in a luxurious green getaway a little closer to home. Powered by an electrical system that depends on solar energy, the Miyako Hybrid Hotel also features construction using environmentally responsible supplies, including recycled materials. The newest kid on the hotel block additionally offers an alluring stay with easy access to downtown Los Angeles,…
Jun 21, 2010
Hotel Vitale in San Francisco
Deemed one of the most eco-friendly hotels in San Francisco, Hotel Vitale stands by a commitment to provide "luxury, naturally" to its guests. Located on San Francisco's waterfront, the boutique hotel blends contemporary luxury and natural elements. With a commitment to preserving the environment, Hotel Vitale is a certified green establishment. They proudly participate in the California Green Lodging Program and the San Francisco Green Business Program.
From dining at the hotel's signature restaurant and bar,…
Mar 18, 2010
Death Valley, California
Escape the chills of winter with an eco-friendly getaway to the hottest destination in the states, naturally abundant Death Valley. Steeped in history and full of geological wonders, Death Valley is the ideal destination for an intriguing day trip, a relaxing weekend vacation, or an adventurous extended stay.
Death Valley Accommodations
There are only a handful of lodging options located within Death Valley National Park. The 4-diamond Inn at Furnace Creek is the premier choice for…
Mar 3, 2010
Boston is a beautiful, bustling city that attracts honeymooners, vacationing families and business men and women year round. The next time you find yourself in the ‘Capitol of New England,’ and want a gorgeous eco-hotel to spend the night, consider the Seaport Boston.
The Seaport Boston features the finest in accommodations for guests, including a meeting center for those trips that center on business, and a gift shop so you can pick up any items you…
Feb 25, 2010
Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge
Don't let Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau take all the credit for being the most sought-after destinations in Alaska. A trip to Homer, Alaska not only brings you up close and personal with the finest gifts of the great outdoors, but also provides a luxurious, eco-friendly getaway for nature lovers. From newlyweds to family retreats, the Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge offers a private beachfront home-away-from-home once described as a "Swiss Family Robinson with luxury and service."
Thanks to tireless…
Feb 24, 2010
Tiger Islands Village & Eco Resort
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Java Sea lies a pure and pristine eco sanctuary known as Tiger Islands – a sustainable paradise where relaxation and adventure create the ultimate vacation. With a secluded tropical location off the Indonesian coast, as well as a vast selection of land and water activities, this eco resort is the ideal destination for romance, family adventure, or corporate getaways.
While transportation to and from Tiger Islands Resort…
Feb 12, 2010
Making waves in the hotel industry, the lodging options found under the umbrella of NYLO rely on renewable energy and other eco-friendly features to provide a hotel stay that easily pleases Mother Nature. What makes the brand especially inviting is their commitment to provide a unique experience – complete with their own signature bed and amenities that push the envelope of luxury, style, class, and function.
Wind power renewable energy credits (REC's)…
Dec 17, 2009
In the heart of Texas, surrounded by breathtaking Hill Country views, Stablewood Springs Resort offers luxurious serenity and a wealth of activities in a beautiful, eco-friendly setting. The 140-acre resort is hidden away, just 90 minutes from lively San Antonio and a mere half hour from the renowned galleries and wineries in Comfort, Kerrville, and Fredericksburg.
Stablewood Spring’s eco-friendly vacation villas are available for private ownership, as well as guest rental. The luxurious one, two,…
Dec 9, 2009
Eco-Vacation: Mauna Lani Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island
Whether you’re starting to consider destinations for your summer vacation, or you want to go someplace warmer and more tropical now – Hawaii’s big island has the answer. The Mauna Lani Resort was the only US property to be named one of the world’s top eco-friendly and luxurious beach destinations in Condé Nast Traveler, January 2008. While the eco-friendly aspect may be what draws you, the beauty will take your breath away!
The Mauna Lani Resort…
Sep 19, 2009
When you think of the bright lights and excessive pleasures of Sin City, the largest LEED-certified building in the world is probably the last thing on your mind. Inspired by the glamour and appeal of Rodeo Drive, Bel-Air and Beverly Hills, the Palazzo Las Vegas resort, hotel, and casino is the newest Nevada oasis offering a dream getaway for eco-minded travelers.
Guarding the exterior of the Palazzo, shady palm trees and inviting topiaries decorate the…
Jan 24, 2009
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort
One of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific, the award-winning, five-star Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is located on 17 acres of a coconut plantation on the island of Vanua Levu, overlooking the turquoise blue waters of Savusavu Bay. The celebrated resort is a favorite spot for romance, honeymoons and weddings. It’s a great choice for families who want to combine breathtaking surroundings and superb dining with a wide range of eco-friendly activities such as snorkeling,…
Nov 30, 2008
Hotel Terra: The Green Jewel of Jackson Hole
What do you get when you combine world-renowned skiing, natural outdoor beauty, and luxurious spa accommodations with sustainability, conservation, and eco-living? The result is Hotel Terra Jackson Hole – Wyoming’s first LEED certified hotel and the area’s premier destination for luxury resort accommodations.
The first ‘eco-boutique’ hotel from the Terra Resort Group, Hotel Terra opened in February of 2008 and has already gained widespread recognition for offering the ultimate in luxury travel without neglecting the environment. The eco resort…
Nov 1, 2008
Green Getaways: The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain has shown its commitment to environmental responsibility through its Grande Lakes hotel in Orlando, Florida. Built in 2003, the Grande Lakes Ritz-Carlton has recently earned a “Green Lodging” certification from the Florida Green Lodging Program, an initiative by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes provides the utmost in luxury that Ritz-Carlton guests are used to: private balconies in all of the guest rooms, 11 restaurants located on-site, maid service twice a…
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