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These US Hotels Are Helping Guests Celebrate Earth Day With Eco-Friendly Programming
Various U.S. Locations
Auberge Resorts has six properties in the United States, each of which is committed to what CEO Mark Harmon calls "Responsible Luxury." In honor of Earth Day, each resort is featuring special programming for the month of April. Some of the activities include:
- Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton, South Carolina) - The property will host a "New Earth Year Resolutions" two-hour nature walk on Monday, April 23.
- Auberge du Soleil (Napa Valley, California) - Guests can partake in a "Napa Valley Dream Experience" package, part of which includes a visit to the winery and vineyards at Long Meadow Ranch, followed by a three-course winemaker's menu prepared with local ingredients and a private tour of the organic and biodynamic Quintessa winery.
- Encantado (Santa Fe, New Mexico) - On Earth Day, Taos Pueblo tribesman Robert Evan Trujillo will lead a special Earth Day blessing and drumming ceremony at 6:00 p.m.
St. Julien Hotel and Spa is an upscale accommodation immersed in the laid-back beauty of the Rocky Mountains. To help reduce its impact on the environment, the property is working with UHG Consulting to minimize their waste, use eco-friendly products and implement greener practices. During the week of Earth Day, St. Julien Hotel and Spa will be featuring special promotions and programming. Moreover, a portion of the proceeds raised during Earth Week will be donated to the Center for ReSource Conservation. Some of the events include showing a sustainability-themed movie on April 22, and a happy hour benefit on April 28.
Call 720-406-9696 or click here to book.
Los Angeles, California
Terranea Resort is an eco-luxury getaway, located on the picturesque Palos Verdes Peninsula. From April 18 to April 22, the property will be hosting an array of green activities to commemorate Earth Day. Clean-ups by kayak, an edible landscaping workshop and tidepooling excursions will be part of the programming as well as:
- Sea Lion Release and Volunteer Drive - Volunteers will work with the Marine Mammal Care Center rehabilitation and rescue team to help reintroduce sea lions into the wild.
- Tree and Habitat Restoration - Participants will trek through Terranea's Discovery Trail with a guide, and assist in restoring indigenous plants.
- Hawk Walk - The hotel's ornithologists and falconers will educate guests on the area's native birds and discuss their environmental contributions.
Kimpton Muse Hotel
New York, NY
Kimpton Muse Hotel is a fashionable boutique accommodation located near Manhattan's theater district. In honor of Earth Day, the property will be hosting an Eco Chic Boutique on April 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. During the event, guests can browse eco-friendly stalls while sipping organic cocktails. Some of the vendors that will be in attendance include:
- Bayberry Naturals - Natural bath and body products
- Canopy Verdre - Sustainable cotton handbags
- SKT Ceramics - Ceramic, screen printed necklaces
- Sweet Loren's - All-natural desserts
- Mango Tree Bangles - Bangle jewelry created from mango trees that no longer produce fruit
Call 212-485-2400 or click here to book.
New York, NY
Royalton is a sophisticated property located in midtown Manhattan that introduces elements from all over the world into its design. For instance, while the building's facade is from France, the wall patterns reflect African tribal art. In observance of Earth Day, the hotel is featuring four special "Earth Day" cocktails from April 16 to April 27. Ingredients for the cocktails will be purchased from the Union Square Farmers Market to help ensure freshness, quality and sustainability. Each drink will be $16, with $2 of the profit going to benefit Grow NYC. Moreover, to give guests something to take home, menus will be printed on seed paper that can be planted to grow herbs and flowers.
Call 212-869-4400 or click here to book.
Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort is a holistic accommodation focused on relaxation and helping guests to get active in nature. On April 22, the property is offering a 40 percent discount at their spa on their Nature Inspired Treatments. Some of these discounted menu items include the "Four Directions," which offers a full-body cornmeal tobacco exfoliation and sweet grass herbal wrap, or a body wrap made of Great Salt Lake mineral salts, sesame, avocado, apricot kernal, shea butter and jojoba oil.
Call 877-246-4453 or click here to book.
Turnberry Isle Miami
Turnberry Isle Miami is a tropical resort located in North Miami Beach. Being that the property's design is focused around the continued growth of a 100-year-old banyan tree, it's no surprise the hotel is going all out for Earth Day. On April 22, Turnberry Isle Miami will be hosting an array of green activities, like a 2.9 mile Earth Day Run that will benefit Operation Green Leaves, a complimentary Chef's Garden Tour and a night of Glow-in-the-Dark Solar Drop cocktails.
Call 855-201-8027 or click here to book.
JW Marriott Chicago
The JW Marriott Chicago is a deluxe accommodation in downtown Chicago, located near Millennium Park and the Magnificent Mile. In honor of Earth Day, the property is offering a Midwest Craft Beer & Cheese Flight from April 20 to April 22. Locally crafted beers and cheeses will be paired by Chef Michael Reich in the hotel's stylish Lobby Lounge. In his culinary and beverage creations, Reich focuses on using high-quality organic ingredients. The beer and cheese flights will cost $12.
Call 800-228-9290 or click here to book.