The 1 Hotel Toronto really pushes the biophilic envelope. The chic retreat in the heart of Toronto's entertainment district never deviates from its sustainability narrative: hangers are made from old maps; suggestions for reuse of shower caps are written on their cardboard packaging (camera cover, bicycle seat shield); an on-site organic composter turns waste into reusable soil for the thousands of plants on the property. The hotel’s stylish design, in resolutely mushroom tones, includes furniture made from felled city trees (each is marked with its genus and the tree's original location). But a stay in one of the 133 guest rooms and suites is as luxurious as it’s eco-friendly. Sip fresh organic green juice while ensconced in a soft, organic jersey bathrobe after a night between dreamy organic cotton sheets. —Karen Burshtein
So, you've swapped out your plastic straws for metal ones and you carry a tote everywhere you go. Now it's time to make your travel plans a little more eco-friendly. Luckily, the days of sustainable travel being a little, um, crusty are way in the past. These days, green properties are as stylish and luxurious as everyone else.
From Mexico to Germany, we're highlighting eco-friendly and gorgeous properties making sustainable travel easy. At these luxe hotels you'll find multi-course, farm-to-table, completely vegan meals, compostable packaging, chemical-free cleaning, and on-site composting and rain-water collecting while creating a unique and comfortable environment for guests.