What are luxury hotels doing to save the environment?

London’s Kit Kemp-designed Ham Yard Hotel has been replacing plastic items with plant-based alternatives.

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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13 Best Hotels in Boston

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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Six Senses Fiji wellness resort offers a solution for stressed out insomniacs

Send me here … and I’ll never come home.

 

Get some sleep-inducing exercise in the villas' private pools.

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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LEGOLAND California offers free military tickets

LEGOLAND California Resort is inviting members of the military to visit the theme park for free in August.

The resort opened the new LEGO City: Deep Sea adventure submarine ride this summer. It features real sharks, rays and fish before a backdrop of LEGO models.

Active U.S. military personnel must show their military ID at any resort ticket booth or window for a same day Resort Hopper ticket during the month of August.

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Seven Awesome Yoga Retreats For Novices And Pros At World-Class Spa Resorts

Take a world class resort hotel in Italy’s beautiful mountains, add a yoga retreat, and, well, sign me up! The first Adler resort opened in 1850 and has been consistently among Europe’s best ever since. The small and specialized company now operates four wellness-themed, family friendly spa resorts in Italy, one in Tuscany and three across the Dolomites – including within a UNESCO World heritage Site. Adler’s properties have always had the aim of offering guests programs that blend daily exercise, healthy nutrition, relaxation and regeneration, with lots of mountain hiking and in the winter, skiing at the largest interconnected series of ski resorts in the world. This fall, three of the family-run spa resorts are adding new yoga programs to its focus on health and wellness. This will enhance a trio of resorts that are already fantastic destinations.

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Irish castle resort takes top place in world travel survey

Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois took the number one spot with ‘Travel and Leisure’ readers

The World’s Best Awards survey results, taken by Travel and Leisure readers, are in and Ireland took the top spots when it comes to the best castle resorts. Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa took tenth place, Dromoland Castle took ninth, Ballynahinch came in at eight, Ashford Castle came in fifth, Sheen Falls made number three while Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois took the number one spot with readers. For the full list of winners visit travelandleisure.com.

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