Are you looking to go eco-friendly on your next adventure? Take a look at some of our inspiring hotels that are investing in long-term sustainability initiatives, exemplifying their commitment to go above and beyond for the environment. From city sky-gardens to protecting wildlife, uncover how GHA DISCOVERY getaways are promoting travel in a mindful way, helping to make a positive impact on the world.
Step into an iconic green structure, with a hotel-in-a-garden design concept, which reflects and enhances Singapore’s garden-city reputation. Envision sky gardens, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter terraces and cascading vertical greenery.
The hotel's lush foliage constitutes more than 200% of the total land area, a scale unprecedented in a city centre that utilises environmentally-friendly practices and technologies.
Coral reefs protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort and guard the islands’ crystal-clear lagoon. They also support an astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and molluscs.
In its commitment to protecting the environment, Anantara initiated the Coral Adoption Programme in the Maldives where guests can participate in the project by planting coral in a reef nursery and following its growth with photo updates or return visits.
Chiang Rai, Thailand
This tranquil jungle resort supports the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation which provides a home for elephants, mahouts and their families — rescued primarily from illegal logging camps, the street, or elephant shows.
Guests can sponsor an elephant to look after a year, and the money will be put towards food, general upkeep and medical care.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Waikiki Beachcomber lobby transformed into a sustainable art gallery, exhibiting a wide array of mixed-media installations from local artists.
The Earth Day exhibition is an extension of Outrigger’s ZONE (OZONE) conservation efforts — from coral reef restoration to reducing energy, water and waste — inspiring visitors to consider their role in the health of the planet.
This unique retreat offers privileged access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness, home to the largest concentration of Grevy’s zebra in the world, and its range of habitats attracts diverse birdlife and hosts over 200 black and white rhinos.
Lewa Safari Camp is owned by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Profits and conservancy fees generated by the camp are reinvested directly into the conservation and community efforts of the Conservancy.
On its mission to create a better world for the next generations, Capella Bangkok exhibits the importance of sustainable hospitality with an array of ecological and social-impact projects.
The hotel has its own greenhouse to grow organic herbs and vegetables for use in its restaurants, bar, and staff canteen. The restaurants, Phra Nakhon and Côte by Mauro Colagreco, feature almost exclusively seasonal ingredients from the countryside, while sustainably-caught seafood is sourced from different regions.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 1 million square metre, experience-packed JA The Resort has been officially named ‘Dubai’s Most Sustainable 5 Star Resort’ by the city’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing Sustainability awards.
The world-class resort even has a Reverse Osmosis Plant that carries out the desalination of sea water for the property, supported by a sewage treatment plant used for the irrigation of the lush green grounds and golf course.