SLH Expands Its "Considerate Collection"

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has added five eco-luxury hotels to its "Considerate Collection." The five new retreats include: Castello di Reschio in Lisciano Niccone, Italy; Dar Ahlam in Ouarzazate, Morocco; Paradise Cove in Anse La Raie, Mauritius; Amilla Maldives on Baa Atoll, Maldives; and Aristide Hotel in Syros, Greece. These properties, according to SLH, champion protection of the Earth with sustainable initiatives.

About the hotels:

Castello di Reschio: Adopting an “as nature intended” approach towards the nine farmhouses dotted across a 1,500-hectare country estate, the Bolza family introduced a rewilding program in the Umbrian wilderness which is now filled with roe deer, wild boar and porcupines. While much of what is served is home-grown or foraged, Reschio also relies on a network of hyperlocal suppliers.

Dar Ahlam: This traditional Moroccan kasbah has been constructed using local materials such as adobe, bamboo and wood from lemon and olive trees, minimizing its energy use by installing solar panels and a water treatment system which makes tap water drinkable in the desert. Guests are immersed in Berber culture, from sleeping beneath the stars in a traditional tent, to sunrise tea ceremonies in the Sahara.

Paradise Cove: Overlooking a natural lagoon, this boutique hotel actively contributes towards the marine discovery center. It has also eliminated single-use plastic in the guest experience (swapping slippers made from plastic to coconut straw), and employs “green” staff tracking the resort’s progress in its detailed sustainability report. The property runs a dedicated space within the hotel for guests to discover locally and sustainably made products, from rattan baskets to swimwear made with recycled boat sails.

Paradise Cove
Paradise Cove (Photo by Small Luxury Hotels of the World)

Amilla Maldives: Even without its EarthCheck Silver certified status, this Maldivian-owned resort runs a range of eco-activities and initiatives, including a coral propagation project, white-tailed tropicbird breeding program, complimentary bicycles and electric golf buggies.

Aristide Hotel: Housed within the former tax residency of the Cyclades, this plastic-free neoclassical mansion uses solar panels to heat its water and offers ceramic amenities. To offset the carbon footprint of their guests, the art-centric hotel runs a re-greening and tree-planting project in partnership with the Cyclades Preservation Fund.

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