2 1 4 3 ToP 5 green hotels soMe hotels Are Moving beyond greenwAshing to Meet the needs of eCo-And CoMfort-ConsCious trAvellers. Compiled and written by timothy harper 2 The seTai, miami BeaCh With a broad range of energy-saving policies and procedures, the Setai recycles everything from its printer paper to its cooking oil, and has a gourmet menu dictated largely by local agricultural products. It also has an expansive, ongoing training program for staff, and participates in regular beach cleanups. www.setai.com 3 5 hoTeL FouqueT's Barriere, Paris At the intersection of the Champs Elysées and Avenue George V, this hotel is at the centre of luxury tourism. Its features include "eco-awareness" packages, including outings that allow guests to plant trees in wine country during the grape harvest. It has received many awards not only for its service, but for a commitment to sustainability and human rights. www.fouquets-barriere.com 4 one aLdWyCh, London The hotel's hightech EVAC drainage system uses 80 per cent less water only one litre per flush and its policy for limiting harsh chemicals is aimed at both staff and guests. No bleach is used anywhere, for anything. Even the pool is chlorine-free, relying instead on a mineral-free treatment program. www.onealdwych.com urBn hoTeL, shanghai China's first carbon-neutral hotel, Urbn is literally built on reclaimed materials, from the bricks to the hardwoods, in a retrofitted post office. Its high-tech energy-saving measures allow guests to enjoy luxuries such as walk-in showers, stone bathtubs, and in-room fitness facilities guilt-free. www.urbnhotels.com MArCh 2011 BLue Wings 27 eng
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