If you’re conscious of your carbon footprint, you’ll want to be selective in where you stay when you’re on holiday. The luxury hotels on this list all go to great lengths to maximise their green credentials, so you can relax on your holiday safe in the knowledge that you’re not doing harm to the planet.
1. Whitepod, Switzerland
This ‘eco-luxury’ hotel in the Swiss Alps offers a unique and sustainable Alpine experience. Guests stay in luxury pods that have minimal environmental impact and are made from a self-supporting framework to minimise the use of building materials. Each pod is heated with its own wood stove, which runs on locally sourced wood. Lighting is by LED bulbs and is kept to a minimum at night, and local spring water replaces bottled water. The hotel also uses water-saving devices on taps and showers, and timers on boilers.