Beyond Green Welcomes Four New Member Properties

Beyond Green has added four new member properties, including the brand’s first-ever offerings in Guatemala and India. Each of these members are committed and required to adhere to more than 50 sustainability indicators in accordance with global sustainable tourism standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Since its launch by Preferred Travel Group in 2021, Beyond Green has experienced a steady growth of hotels and resorts. All member hotels have now received new Beyond Green plaques and lapel pins to identify their affiliation with the brand.

Starhotels E.c.ho. (where E.c.ho. stands for Ecological Contemporary Hotel) in Italy is a sustainable cosmopolitan hotel located close to Milano Centrale train station, the historic city center, and cultural and entertainment districts. Facilities include a restaurant with many vegetarian and vegan options, a bar with a veranda overlooking a serene garden, and fitness center with skyline views. The hotel also works with Milano Centrale District, an association that aims to improve the quality of life in the area through cultural and urban regeneration activities.

Suryagarh in India’s Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, is the gateway to the Thar Desert. The fort-style resort has 90 rooms and suites looking out to wide verandahs, three restaurants and a spa. Notable sustainability initiatives include an on-site solar park, preservation of the area’s natural heritage, and initiatives that support educating village girls and all local youth, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and equality.

Hidden India Mahavan in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, offers a sustainable glamping experience. The three-suite retreat located in the Indian jungle is a carbon-negative hideaway where guests can immerse themselves in the region’s heritage, environment and wildlife while indulging in specially curated experiences. Sustainable initiatives include forest and big cat conservation, use of electric vehicles for guests, elimination of single-use plastic throughout the property, support of local artisans and farmers, and more.

Once part of former coffee and prickly pear plantations, Porta Hotel Antigua in Guatemala offers views of the surrounding hills and volcanoes from its Spanish Baroque-style buildings accented with hewn wooden beams and colorful flooring. Guests can enjoy gardens and traditionally decorated accommodations, two swimming pools, the Ceiba spa and Los Moros Restaurant; they also have the opportunity to explore one of Central America’s most recognized and renowned destinations. Located in the heart of La Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the luxury hotel is a short walk from the city’s main plaza. Porta Hotel Antigua takes extra steps to reduce the impact of its operations, including the use of certified equipment and accessories that reduce the water usage and energy consumption, as well as giving priority to locally sourced materials, manufacturers and local small farmers. The hotel has an onsite cultural concierge who encourages guests to participate in community events.

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