With their beautiful amenities and extravagant goodies, luxury hotels do not immediately conjure up visions of sustainability. But the fact is that luxury hotels have been adopting sustainable measures for the last 15 years or so. With environmental issues surging globally, some luxury hotels are making their efforts more visible, communicable, effective and relevant.
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Whether it’s for business, for college, for foodies, or for history-loving travelers, Boston plays host to countless visitors every year. Much like so many other aspects of the city, the hotel offerings are a delightful, ever-evolving mix of old meets new. From exclusive Back Bay addresses, to converted prisons (trust us on that one), to charming Cambridge boutique properties, there are so many options to explore. Here, a selection of our favorite places for where to stay in Boston.
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Vail is now known for much more than world-class skiing: on July 20th it was officially certified as a Sustainable Mountain Resort Destination by Sustainable Travel International. Summit Daily reports that this honor not only makes Vail the first mountain resort in the United States to receive such recognition, but also the first in the world.
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Send me here … and I’ll never come home.
It was one of those minor issues that had become so woven into my life, I simply accepted rather than fight it.
Sleep. As in, getting a good night’s sleep. A sleep that goes all the way through the night without interruption.
What I had was sleep I’d regularly wake from. It was hard to tell how long this had been going on. I reckoned it was only a few months; my beloved pointed out it had been a recurring theme of our decade-plus together.
Either way, it doesn’t occur to me when I accept a short stay at the newly unveiled luxury wellness resort wellness resort Six Senses Fiji that I might find the start of a solution.
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I won’t deny that part of my role as The Telegraph’s luxury travel editor involves assessing amuse-bouche and staying in penthouse suites, but there are more mundane aspects to the job. One is absorbing reports commissioned at great expense by tour operators and hotel groups keen to gain insights into the needs of luxury travellers.
The latest to hit my inbox, courtesy of “strategic consulting partner” OgilvyRED, is about the habits of younger, increasingly wealthy consumers in Asia. The report uses the phrase “bluxury travel” – a clunky portmanteau of business and luxury – and says these individuals want holidays that are “aspirational, enviable – and, above all, Instagrammable”. It adds that young travellers share “opinions through the internet, particularly on social media sites”. How revelatory!
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Those who like lying out on the sand with a great read might want to check out (pun intended) The Library, a reading-centric resort on Koh Samui that’s also a member of the Design Hotels network.
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