Small Luxury Hotels of the World Celebrates Sustainability with 4 New Eco-Luxury Hotels
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has introduced four more forward-thinking eco-luxury hotels to its Considerate Collection this month. Going well beyond the bare eco-minimum, each boutique hotel in the Considerate Collection is doing something exceptional when it comes to sustainability, and these four retreats are no exception.
Launched in October 2021, the Considerate Collection hotels have been handpicked for achieving the highest categories of SLH’s Sustainability Criteria and Pillars. Small Luxury Hotels of the World has also introduced a new 50-point sustainability Mystery Inspection program, launched in January (2022), which provides an easier way for travellers to find and book sustainable hotel.
The 4 New Considerate Collection Hotels
1. Aristide Hotel, Syros, Greece
Housed within the former tax residency of the Cyclades, this plastic-free neoclassical mansion uses solar panels to heat its water and offers ceramic amenities. To offset the carbon footprint of its guests, the art-centric hotel runs a regreening and tree planting project in collaboration with the Cyclades Preservation Fund.
2. Amilla Maldives, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Set among swaying frangipanis and cashmere-soft sand, Amilla Maldives is a celebration of Maldivian culture and its pristine natural environment. Even without its impressive EarthCheck Silver certified status, this Maldivian-owned resort runs an array of eco-activities and initiatives – from an ongoing coral propagation project and Long Tail Tropic bird breeding program, to complimentary bicycles and electric golf buggies. Amilla has also launched the world’s first menopause retreat.
3. Dar Ahlam, Ouarzazate, Morocco
This traditional Moroccan Kasbah has been thoughtfully constructed using local materials such as adobe, bamboo, and wood from lemon and olive trees, minimizing its energy use by installing solar panels and a water treatment system that makes tap water drinkable in the desert. Guests are immersed in Berber culture, from sleeping beneath the stars in a traditional tent to sunrise tea ceremonies in the Sahara.
4. Paradise Cove, Anse La Raie, Mauritius
Overlooking a natural lagoon, this tranquil hideaway actively contributes to the Marine Discovery Centre dedicated to the protection of the surrounding waters. Additionally, the resort has eliminated single-use plastic in the guest experience (swapping slippers made from plastic with coconut straw) and employs ‘green’ staff tracking the resort’s progress in its detailed sustainability report. As a celebration of Mauritian craftsmanship, Paradise Cove runs a dedicated space within the hotel for guests to discover locally and sustainably made products, from rattan baskets to swimwear made using recycled boat sails.
For more information, visit www.slh.com/considerate