The Leading Hotels of the World Debuts Sustainability Leaders Collection

The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) has unveiled its Sustainability Leaders collection. From modern metropolitan towers to tented jungle sanctuaries, the collection was created to recognize properties that are committed to preserving the environment and the cultural heritage of their destinations.

With deep-rooted connections to their communities and surrounding environments, more than 50 LHW properties are recognized as Sustainability Leaders. The designation signifies that the hotel has achieved a sustainable certification aligned to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Industry Criteria. LHW is a member of the GSTC, a global authority in setting and managing standards for sustainable tourism worldwide since 2010.

LHW has partnered with Vireo Srl (GSTC-Accredited Certification Body) as well as Green Globe, Green Key Global, and Travelife (all use a GSTC-recognized standard) to offer its hotels resources and tools to advance their sustainability strategies.

All Sustainability Leaders actively maintain a sustainability management plan and demonstrate their commitment through actions and impact against three pillars:

  • Environment – Sustainability Leaders are committed to mindful and responsible consumption of resources, investment in renewable energy and preserving natural habitats. They actively minimize use of resources while finding ways to recycle and reuse waste, water and materials. They leverage their geographical locations to use renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal. From propagating native plant species and establishing wildlife corridors, Sustainability Leaders are protectors of their surroundings’ landscapes and progressive stewards of biodiversity.
  • Community – Sustainability Leaders nurture relationships, empower economic growth and enrich communities through health and education programs. They ensure equal employment opportunities for residents at all levels of hierarchy and champion personal growth among their teams. They buy from local farmers and artisans and encourage guests to do the same. Sustainability Leaders have launched impactful social programs focused on education, health and climate change to enrich local lives.
  • Culture – Sustainability Leaders protect and celebrate the local history and tradition of their destination through education and philanthropy. They provide educational and authentic experiences for guests to immerse themselves in local culinary, art and spiritual traditions. They honor the history of their destination and are committed to protecting buildings and sites of cultural, archeological and spiritual significance.

The collection of LHW’s Sustainability Leaders includes:

The Americas + Canada

  • Canada – Le Mount Stephen
  • Chile – Nayara Alto Atacama
  • Colombia – Hotel Casa San Agustin
  • Mexico – Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, Paradisus Los Cabos
  • United States – The Knickerbocker


  • Croatia – Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Hotel Monte Mulini, Sun Gardens Dubrovnik, Villa Dubrovnik
  • France – Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges, Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
  • Germany – Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Althoff Seehotel Ueberfahrt, Excelsior Hotel Ernst, Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa
  • Greece – Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Grand Resort Lagonissi
  • Italy – Fonteverde, Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni,” Mazzarò Sea Palace, Villa del Parco & Spa
  • Malta – The Phoenicia Malta
  • Monaco – Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
  • Montenegro – The Chedi Lustica Bay
  • Netherlands – Hotel De L’Europe Amsterdam, Hotel Okura Amsterdam, The Dylan Amsterdam
  • Portugal – Pestana Palácio do Freixo, Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
  • Spain – Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, Bahia del Duque, Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden, Hotel Casa Fuster, Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort, Majestic Hotel & Spa, Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia
  • Switzerland – Carlton Hotel St. Moritz; Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona; The Dolder Grand; Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa

Africa, Middle East, & Asia

  • Cyprus – Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol
  • Indonesia – Capella Ubud, Bali; Soori Bali
  • Japan – The Okura Tokyo
  • Malaysia – The Datai Langkawi
  • Maldives – Baglioni Resort Maldives, Constance Halaveli Maldives
  • Mauritius – Constance Prince Maurice, Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury
  • Seychelles – Constance Lemuria, Seychelles
  • Tunisia – La Badira
  • Turkey – Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, The Montgomerie Golf Club by Maxx Royal Resorts
  • United Arab Emirates – One&Only The Palm Dubai

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