(04 Oct 2021) Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has selected a number of actively sustainable luxury hotels and put them into what it has called the ‘Considerate Collection’.
From the luxurious seclusion of The Pimalai Resort on Kan Tiang Bay in Koh Lanta, southern Thailand to the culture-preserving Gangtey Lodge in carbon-negative Bhutan, the Considerate Collection has been created with 26 hotels in 16 countries, each meeting the highest criteria in sustainability.
SLH has collaborated with some of the most respectable sustainable travel and luxury hospitality players to create a trusted and transparent framework. These include Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) – the international, independent, not-for-profit body established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); and Greenview, whose platform is the only GSTC-recognised sustainable tourism management tool.
Daniel Luddington, VP of Development, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, said “We’ve carefully curated the Considerate Collection to spotlight luxury boutique hotels exemplary in their sustainability efforts, making it easier for customers and the travel trade to make better-considered choices. Staying in small, independent hotels goes hand in hand with travelling sustainably and all SLH hotels are already steeped in the many facets of sustainable hospitality, so we haven’t had to look far outside of our portfolio for the launch collection. We also have an exciting pipeline of new hotels to add in the coming months.”
Criteria for the Considerate Collection align with the GSTC Criteria across three key pillars ensuring all the hotels are Community Minded, Cultural Custodians and Environmentally Conscious.
Each hotel within the Considerate Collection either has been certified by a GSTC Accredited Certification Body or certified to a GSTC Recognized Standard, or has passed an assessment by the SLH Sustainability Advisory Panel with review by the GSTC.
“This is not about creating a new brand, but rather building on the strong brand values that have existed within SLH since inception – independent spirits, community-centric, questioners, storytellers and the ultimate belief that Small is beautiful and a better way to travel,” Mr. Luddington said.
SLH currently has a portfolio of over 520 hotels in 90 countries.