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Third Party Certified Sustainable Luxury Resorts

Apr 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Want to make sure you stick with your Earth Day travel resolution of only frequenting truly eco-friendly hotels in 2012 and beyond? The best way to be assured that a business isn’t just “green-washing,” but is really sticking to sustainable practices, is by looking for a third-party certification from a recognized green building rating system. As a look at this gallery will prove, it’s possible to be “certified sustainable” without compromising anything in the way of luxury.... Read More

Luxury Hotel Specialty Staff You Didn't Know Existed

Apr 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

When luxury hotels started employing beach butlers and romance concierges, it seemed like overkill on the specialized services front: Did people really need a special attendant to spritz them with cucumber water and recharge their Blackberry while bringing them another margarita? The answer, over time, is “YES, YES, YES.” Specialty staff, whether they’re offering bespoke luxury or professional expertise, are becoming ever-more popular in hotels across the country. And customer needs—as this roundup shows—are becoming more eclectic by the day.... Read More

 
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