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A New Era of Sustainable Hotels & Resorts in the Caribbean

by URBAN JOURNEY
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As we delve into the Caribbean’s hottest sustainable hotels, it’s impossible to overlook the positive strides being made by Playa Hotels & Resorts. An undisputed leader in all-inclusive oceanfront resorts spanning across Jamaica, DR, Mexico, and beyond, this conglomerate is forging ahead with sustainability as a core principle. It is, In fact, the hotel group’s dedication to eco-conscious living that makes it a shining example of how luxury and environmental responsibility can coexist harmoniously.

The Epitome of Sustainable Excellence: Green Globe Certification

A leading benchmark that identifies businesses that lay special emphasis on sustainability within the hospitality industry, the Green Globe Certification is a comprehensive assessment of their environmental sustainability performance.

The Green Globe Certification adheres to rigorous criteria that touch upon a wide range of sustainability parameters. These include energy efficiency, water utilization, waste management strategies, active engagement with local communities, and a commitment to ensuring employee well-being.

That’s where Playa Hotels & Resorts stands out! Focused on providing a luxurious retreat to its esteemed guests, the hotel group is ardently dedicated to minimizing its ecological footprint. In fact, their green initiatives have been widely recognized, with many of their properties proudly demonstrating the prestigious Green Globe Certification. We take you to Jamaica to explore their properties.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall: Sustainable Paradise in Montego Bay

Sustainable hotels - Room at hyatt ziva rose hallImagine waking up to the serene sound of waves gently lapping against the shore and the sounds of birds chirping with rays of sunshine streaming through the windows. This picturesque setting is the everyday reality at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, an all-inclusive resort that offers a luxurious Caribbean getaway for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. It boasts 8 distinct restaurants, 6 bars, and an in-house brewery to satiate your palate; not to mention a radiant spa and numerous water sport activities.

Beyond an array of luxurious amenities and adventurous activities, what truly sets Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall apart is its steadfast commitment to sustainability. The resort prides itself on Green Globe GOLD status, thanks to its extraordinary compliance score of 96% which lays testimony to its earth-friendly operations and management. In a bid to reduce its ecological footprint, Hyatt Ziva actively uses Winnow Solutions, a powerful AI-powered system that cuts food wastage by half. Furthermore, the resort features its own herb and organic produce garden that serves a twofold purpose —- it provides the kitchen with fresh, straight-from-the-farm produce, ensuring that guests are always served the freshest delicacies. More importantly, the garden doubles up as an interactive educational platform, allowing guests to take guided tours and learn more about organic farming.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall: A Lavish Eco-Heaven

sustainable hotels - Hyatt Zilara Rose HallNestled in between the beguiling Caribbean Sea and lush mountain ranges of Montego Bay,

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an adults-only paradise with boundless luxury. Built on the iconic grounds of the Rose Hall Great House, this exquisite property offers spectacular suites with private balconies that open up to awe-inspiring vistas. For those who like to relish an extra oomph of splendor, the resort offers swim-up suites with complimentary butler services. What’s more, guests can awaken their senses in the oceanfront Zen Spa, enjoy a relaxing beach cabana massage, or play a game of golf on championship courses like White Witch and Cinnamon Hill.

At Hyatt Zilara, corporate social responsibility holds the utmost importance in advancing the resort’s vision for a sustainable future. Having resolutely worked to reduce the environmental impact of its operations, Hyatt Zilara was honored with the prestigious Green Globe Certification in 2017. Among a wide array of green initiatives, the resort prioritized the 3-R Approach: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle which focuses on minimizing waste and promoting recycling.

That’s not all; Hyatt Zilara takes an active part in several green community programs in collaboration with schools and NGOs. Together, they’re creating awareness about the importance of recycling as well as educating students on proper waste disposal to ensure their surroundings remain clean and garbage-free.

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa: Where History & Luxury Meet Sustainability

sustainable hotels - hilton rose hallMaster-curated on a pristine, private beach amidst the 400-acres stretch of lush greenery, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is more than just a luxurious Caribbean retreat. Home to an 18th-century sugar plantation, the property is a melting pot of historical charm and modern amenities. For adrenaline-junkies looking for some good ol’ adventure and fun, the resort showcases an on-site water park boasting thrilling slides, terraced pools, and dive-in movies. While aquatic aficionados can immerse themselves in scuba diving and water skiing, fitness enthusiasts have 24/7 access to a state-of-the-art gym complete with a jogging track.

Hilton’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in its operations, supply chain and communities it operates in. The resort is championing the cause of responsible travel and tourism under the banner of “Travel with Purpose,” which is a part of its overarching Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. Moreover, in an endeavor to reduce its use of natural resources, Hilton Rose Hall is deploying a collective approach comprising climate action initiatives and destination stewardship.

Jewel Grande Resort: Holistic Luxury Tucked in Sustainable Practices

sustainable hotels - jewel grande jamaicaPerched on the sun-kissed shores of Montego Bay, the Jewel Grande resort promises a luxurious Caribbean retreat in the lap of nature. Spanning across three distinct buildings, it offers an assortment of lavish accommodations, including one, two, and three-bedroom suites, villas, and luxurious penthouses.

Immerse yourself in a therapeutic massage in its world-class spa, take a swim in either of its two shimmering swimming pools, or simply lounge in a private beachside cabana — every nook and corner of this resort transcend beyond ordinary. Located merely 15 minutes away from Sangster Airport, the Jewel caters the perfect blend of seclusion and connectivity, while ensuring the guests are still in close proximity to Montego Bay’s vibrant attractions.

Beyond its irresistibly opulent offerings, the Jewel Grande resort goes an extra mile to embrace the delicate balance of the ecosystem it operates within. Integrating water conservation at the heart of its operations, the resort channels a major chunk of its investment into state-of-the-art water treatment plants that ensure minimal wastage. What’s more; the property is dotted with smart solar panels that harness the abundant sunlight to supply power to the resort, an thus reducing its carbon footprint. Additionally, the lush green foliage surrounding the resort is part of a larger reforestation initiative that focuses on restoring the natural flora of the region.

Jewel Paradise Cove: Experience Luxury the Eco-Friendly Way

sustainable hotels - jewel hotelsOne of the standout beachfront properties, Jewel Paradise Cove offers the perfect tropical getaway that is not just luxurious but also environment-friendly. Meticulously built around health, fitness, and rejuvenation, this all-inclusive adult-only resort embodies the true essence of Caribbean luxury, with eco-friendly operations taking center stage. While guests relish the ultra-comfortable suites, unlimited gourmet meals, top-shelf spirits, behind the scenes, efforts are continuously underway to minimize waste, reduce water usage, and source locally.

The resort prides itself on offering a wide range of fun activities, ensuring that every guest finds something they love. But what sets them apart is their emphasis on Land sports that are especially designed to have a negliglbele environmental footprint. Think tennis, beach volleyball, football, and more.

Besides the variety of on-land fun activities, the resort’s water sports and excursions are conducted responsibly, ensuring marine life is respected and protected. When you go snorkeling and diving, your instructors will train you to observe marine life without disturbing their natural habitats.

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