Sustainability certification or eco-label is a voluntary, third-party assessment for accommodation in compliance with sustainable tourism standards. The Green Globe certification program was established in 1999 by the Australian non-governmental organization Green Globe and EC3, an international certification body specializing in environmental management.
Green Globe is the highest certification for sustainability worldwide, it measures the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their suppliers. Businesses can monitor improvements and document achievements leading to certification of their sustainable operation and management.
Green Globe is the highest certification for sustainability worldwide, it promotes sustainable accommodations in different regions around the world
The entire standard is reviewed and updated twice each year. The standard covers different areas of sustainability: Sustainable Management, Social and Economic, Cultural Heritage, and Environment.
The Green Globe ecolabel is awarded to tourism companies, as well as to different sustainable tourism facilities such as hotels, camping accommodations, amusement parks, restaurants, golf courses, convention centers, and even environmentally friendly transportation.
All Green Globe certified accommodations are located in picturesque areas, built with environmentally friendly materials, comply with the highest sustainability standards, and offer customers menus with local products.
#1 EDEN LODGE PARIS, FRANCE
ECO-LUXURY, WELLBEING, RELAXATION, AND NATURE IN THE HEART OF PARIS
Built-in a large urban garden, this wooden house with only 3 rooms and 2 suites provides a fully eco-friendly guest-house experience. Supplied on 100% renewable energy for a zero-carbon accommodation, equipped with modern Japanese toilets and efficient water usage system, and designed with beautiful terraces with a green view.
Luxury, calmness, and lushness in the heart of Paris. Want to work out during your stay? No problem, the lodge has a fully-equipped gym made with sustainable materials. Guests can make use of the fully equipped kitchen at the property as well. Additionally, the lodge also offers free use of bicycles.
Green Globe certified Eden Lodge Paris is the only Parisian zero-carbon ecolodge. The Eden Lodge experience combines ecology, luxury, hip design, and urban vegetation. The lodge is the perfect green refuge that will make you feel in the woods while still being in downtown Paris.
#2 EYJA GULDSMEDEN HOTEL, ICELAND
BOHO MEETS MODERN CHIC DESIGN AND ECO-AWARENESS
Bohemian style meets modern and industrial, a unique combination that sets the frame for a chic and laid-back atmosphere. Eyja Guldsmeden features 65 rooms, an on-site restaurant with a local and organic menu, a bar, a fitness center, and bikes for rent service.
Rooms are accented with earthy touches such as bamboo, wood, and stone. Guldsmeden takes its eco-responsibilities seriously, by providing with iLoveEcoEssentials toiletries in refillable, recycled plastic pump packs instead of single-use mini bottles.
Located right in downtown Reykjavik, Eyja Guldsmeden provides a fantastic outlook, guests are able to open their windows for fresh air while having stunning views of the city and Esja mountain.
Just around the corner from the hotel, there is Laugavegur, the main shopping street in town where lots of cozy cafés and shops can be found. Eyja Guldsmeden is also located next to Hlemmur Square, the former bus terminal planned to be turned into a food market with fresh local products.
The Green Globe certified Guldsmeden Hotels cares about its guests and environmental impact as it is committed to promoting local and organic food production as part of its environmental responsibility management plan.
Naturally, there’s no plastic bottled water! Not only for environmental reasons but because Iceland’s water is one of the cleanest in the world. Icelanders drink glacier-cold water straight from the tap!
#3 MANON LES SUITES, DENMARK
A LITTLE PIECE OF BALI IN THE HEART OF COPENHAGEN
Manon Les Suites offers 87 suites, a Bali-style indoor pool with a lounge area, extended fitness facilities, as well as a fantastic rooftop terrace.
Manon Les Suites takes the Guldsmeden Hotels concept to a new level – the relaxed, sustainable lifestyle in a hip, happy and lush environment is the perfect urban base for friends, couples, or families looking to enjoy everything that Copenhagen has to offer.
Just a short walk from the iconic Copenhagen lakes, Tivoli gardens and city center, you will find Copenhagen‘s food and shopping epicentery. Torvehallernes gourmet-food market, parks, design shops, and restaurants.
How does it sound to have a delicious meal while enjoying the view from the rooftop? Or having your favorite cocktail drink at a soft rooftop bed? Manon’s Rooftop Restaurant provides an amazing view and serves a top-chef menu with signature cocktails, high-quality wine and beer, soft drinks, and a mouth-watering Guldsmeden style menu of bistro classics.
The Green Globe certified Guldsmeden Hotels are pioneers of sustainable hotel operation and set the highest standards for sustainability worldwide. During your stay, you will be a part of an inspiring eco-friendly environment where conscious usage of resources is part of day-to-day actions.
#4 BOHINJ ECO HOTEL, SLOVENIA
A HIDDEN RETREAT AT THE PEACEFUL SLOVENIAN ALPS
An excellent choice for anyone wanting to get the most out of their time in Slovenia. Bohinj ECO Hotel is the first and only Green Globe certified hotel in Slovenia.
From the day the Bohinj ECO Hotel was designed, during months of construction and years in operation, the hotel and its management team remain dedicated to improving its sustainable performance. Thus, Bohinj ECO Hotel is the most environmentally awarded and most energy-efficient hotel in the region!
#5 SIR ADAM, NETHERLANDS
AN URBAN ECO-CHIC OASIS WITH TONS OF STYLE
With its bold presence in Amsterdam’s A’DAM Tower, Sir Adam arises along with the vibrant energy of the building. It’s just behind the city’s Central Station and overlooks the IJ River. Make sure to check out the rooftop for 360-degree views of the city.
To save energy, the building features a green roof, triple pane windows, and a climate control system that is water-based with no use of refrigerants, there is no separate air conditioning. Additionally, two high-efficiency boilers are running and the majority of the lighting in the building is LED.
The rooms at Sir Adam were designed with more than sleep in mind, though when it’s time to lay your head, you’ll be doing so on crisp 300-thread-count linens and a pillow from our Sir pillow menu. All rooms are fitted with a slim TV and a private bathroom.
Cycling is highly promoted as a green transportation option to guests, Sir Adam has 12 bikes available for rental. For those seeking a quiet trip, the hotel team can provide information on how to move around the city with suggestions on cycling routes winding through the less crowded parts of the city.
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