Following the practices of green living is becoming easier all the time. From the construction of green and LEED-certified homes and restaurants to those restaurants serving sustainable food, people are taking eco-living more seriously and hotels are no exception. Taking strides to make environmental improvements in structures helps minimize environmental impact. Many hotels in China have joined suit beautifully and haven’t compromised on luxury.
Element Suzhou Science And Technology Town
A Starwood Hotels brand that launched in China in 2015 with the Element Suzhou Science And Technology Town, this eco-friendly hotel in Suzhou has 188 rooms geared toward the eco-conscious, modern traveler. Smartphone entry to suites, a high level of energy efficiency, and a green structure make the Element eco-desirable, but the hotel’s attention to detail and comfort puts it on our list for the luxury-focused traveler.
URBN Hotels & Resorts
Known as China’s first carbon-neutral hotel, not only is URBN eco-friendly, but it focuses on being an oasis in the center of Shanghai’s most vibrant hubs of activity. Close to Nanjing Road where you’ll want to go for premium shopping and entertainment, URBN’s goal “beyond providing guests with the most comfortable and pleasurable stay possible, is to connect them to the heart of urban Shanghai.” They deliver on the promise of that goal all the while providing a luxury accommodation.
Hotel Nikko Dalian
Located in the heart of the inner city of Dalian, Hotel Nikko’s environmental commitment extends to its conservation efforts including water and energy as well as their overall maintenance and the products guests will encounter. This hotel is best described as convenient and lovely. Its proximity to Zhongshan Square in the cultural center of Dalian as well as its panoramic views of Hongji Stadium, Dalian Gallery, and Antique Art Plaza make this 36-story structure a most desirable eco-option in the area.
Yangshuo Village Inn
With an authentic village experience, a stay at the Yangshuo Village Inn may be on the more rustic end of luxury accommodations but the inn’s service will help you appreciate it nonetheless. Their eco-efforts run the gamut from alternative energy, composting, green education, and more.
Tibet Hotel Chengdu
Built in 1988 at renovated in 2002, Tibet Hotel’s commitment to the environment shines with their conservation efforts, commitment to education, and focus on fresh air. They, of course, are also focused on providing a luxury experience to their guests with a wide range of services from Chinese as well as western food, salon and spa, fitness center, and even an on-site bowling alley.
The meeting of luxury with eco-friendliness is becoming more prevalent all around the world, and China is clearly no exception. So which of these hotels will you choose for your next China vacation? For more eco-friendly experiences, try these seven eco-friendly fine dining experiences.