Looking for the ultimate green hotel, but finding it hard to separate the wheat from the chaff?

By Amy Farley and Yolanda Crous
May 04, 2009
Courtesy of Soneva Fushi The entrance to Spice Island, Grenada
Courtesy of Soneva Fushi

Edited by Amy Farley

We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local habitats and communities. Here, our picks among the hotels with the highest environmental standards.

All green-hotel assessment forms vetted by Jamie Sweeting, director of the Travel & Leisure program at Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business.