Continuing to build momentum on its 30-year ethos driven commitment to traveling sustainably, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) introduces five more forward-thinking eco-luxury hotels to its Considerate Collection this month. From coral propagation to re-wilding programs and the revival of antique buildings, these newly added Considerate Collection boutique hotels champion protection of the earth.
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 five *new retreats are no exception: Castello di Reschio, Lisciano Niccone, Italy; Dar Ahlam, Ouarzazate, Morocco; and Paradise Cove, Anse La Raie, Mauritius, as well as the new-to-SLH hotels Amilla Maldives, Baa Atoll, Maldives; and Aristide Hotel, Syros, Greece.
Daniel Luddington, VP of Development, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, said: “Experts say it’s not too late to make a difference if businesses, governments and consumers together recognize responsibility, and accelerate action to a prosperous green economy for all.” He adds, “The Considerate Collection demonstrates how more and more SLH hotels are meeting the standards of the GTSC, heeding the call that ecotourism should not be seen as a short-lived marketing campaign for Earth Day, but instead as a predominate force for the future of the industry. We are delighted to watch our member hotels experience a significant rebound, whilst still being able to focus on sustainability.”
Launched in October 2021, the Considerate Collection hotels have been handpicked for achieving the highest categories of SLH’s Sustainability Criteria and Pillars, that are aligned with the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) as well as Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) framework.
In its commitment to sustainability, Small Luxury Hotels of the World entered into a partnership with social change and reforestation charity, TreeSisters in October 2021, and to date has donated 13,000 trees, helping to invest in our planet.
Furthermore, a new 50-point sustainability module within SLH’s comprehensive Mystery Inspection program, launched in January, provides an easier way for travelers to book a sustainable hotel without the burden and time-constraints of conducting tedious research.
All Considerate Collection hotels have either been certified by a GSTC Accredited Certification Body or certified to a GSTC Recognized Standard, or have passed an assessment by the SLH Sustainability Advisory Panel with review by the GSTC.