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Small Luxury hotels of the World (SLH) is holding a fantastic sale for its SLH Invited members -save 30% on stays at over 160 luxurious properties, including locations such as: 
United Kingdom
South Africa.

Pictured is a seafront villa of Elounda Gulf  Villas, one of the properties in Greece that is participating in the sale.

Stays must be completed by 31 December 2023.  Other T&C's also apply..

Best be quick.  The sale closes 4 January 2023 !

SLH's Considerate Collection Celebrates its First Birthday

SLH's Considerate Collection Celebrates its First Birthday

How time flies...

Just over a year ago, SLH launched the Considerate Collection with 25 founding members of pioneering properties, proving that luxury is compatible with longevity.

Environmentally-minded travel agents (like Rewarding Travel) can browse and book from a biodiversity-promoting portfolio of boutique stays around the world, which have been hand-picked to help you find your perfect eco-escape.  

These properties still need to pass the SLH Quality Assurance standards required by all SLH properties, so you can be assured that the sustainability does not sacrifice luxe.  You can read more about how these standards are measured and maintained in our Complete Guide To SLH Invited.

As of this month, the collection celebrates 43 hotels (almost doubling in size) along with almost 40,000 trees planted in collaboration with TreeSisters.

The SLH Considerate Collection has also introduced a first-of-its-kind partnership with new sustainability platform Weeva, and a collaboration with luxury amenities brand VANITY GROUP.

SLH is one of our preferred groups and with the Considerate Collection, your stay will leave the softest of footprints on our planet.
The properties within the Considerate Collection are stunning, so contact Rewarding Travel to learn more for your next sustainable, luxe stay - with free perks !

Jade Mountain Joins Regenerative Travel

Jade Mountain Joins Regenerative Travel

Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia has received Member Hotel Status from the Eco-Luxury community Regenerative Travel as it becomes the latest addition to its portfolio of sustainable hotels.

Jade Mountain is an entirely hand-built hotel in St Lucia where the rooms have no outer walls and are completely open to the ocean and piton views, each with its own private infinity pool or jacuzzi. Some readers may recall Jade Mountain was the hotel featured in the BBC 2 series Amazing Hotels – Life Beyond the Lobby (season 3, episode 4).

Regenerative Travel is a community of independent, luxury hotels that aim to shift the travel industry towards a more regenerative future.

Jade Mountain will receive a bespoke educational curriculum to further its commitment to regeneration. It will also be required to undertake a regular self-assessment and report monthly on 29 indicators aligned with Regenerative Travel’s standards. This assessment holds hotels accountable to its eco-credentials and is a showcase of activism towards a regenerative future.

Jade Mountain has practiced sustainability since its opening in 2006 and has placed emphasis on retaining as much economic benefits in the region as possible. The property takes sustainable steps while educating guests about the culture, history and ecology of the region. For instance, the resort has made its water supply independent from Soufriere so as not to impact the local community. All of the drinking water at Jade Mountain is sourced from the river at Anse Mamin valley, which is then filtered and conditioned at the resort in a special treatment facility. The resort also has its own rainwater-fed water purification plant system and recycles treated sewage water, which irrigates a nursery which, in turn, propagates thousands of tropical plants for landscaping.

Jade Mountain was inspired by the philosophy of building in alignment with Caribbean nature. No machinery was used in its construction; it also has either used all furniture and furnishings made locally or purchased them from local businesses. The property features rugged stone-faced columns, individual bridges and infinity pool suites that overlook the Caribbean Sea.

All members of Jade Mountain’s construction team were from St Lucia and the hotel currently employs a 99 percent local workforce, making them one of the most important employers in the region.

This stunning eco-luxury hotel is also a member of the Small Luxury Hotels program and guests can receive special perks by booking through our affiliated travel agency or as members of SLH Invited. 

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has added 5 new properties to its Considerate Collection

Launched in October 2021, in collaboration with respected sustainable travel and luxury hospitality players, each hotel within the Considerate Collection has been either certified by a GSTC Accredited Certification Body, certified to a GSTC Recognized Standard, or has passed an assessment by the SLH Sustainability Advisory Panel with review by the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council - the international, independent, not-for-profit body established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); The new properties are:

Castello di Reschio (Lisciano Niccone, Italy): Adopting an “as nature intended” approach towards the nine farmhouses dotted across a 1,500-hectare country estate, the Bolza family introduced a rewilding program in the Umbrian wilderness which is now filled with roe deer, wild boar and porcupines. While much of what is served is home-grown or foraged, Reschio also relies on a network of hyperlocal suppliers.

Dar Ahlam (Ouarzazate, Morocco): This traditional Moroccan kasbah has been constructed using local materials such as adobe, bamboo and wood from lemon and olive trees, minimizing its energy use by installing solar panels and a water treatment system which makes tap water drinkable in the desert. Guests are immersed in Berber culture, from sleeping beneath the stars in a traditional tent, to sunrise tea ceremonies in the Sahara.

Paradise Cove (Anse La Raie, Mauritius): Overlooking a natural lagoon, this boutique hotel actively contributes towards the marine discovery center. It has also eliminated single-use plastic in the guest experience (swapping slippers made from plastic to coconut straw), and employs “green” staff tracking the resort’s progress in its detailed sustainability report. The property runs a dedicated space within the hotel for guests to discover locally and sustainably made products, from rattan baskets to swimwear made with recycled boat sails.

Amilla Maldives (Baa Atoll, Maldives): Even without its EarthCheck Silver certified status, this Maldivian-owned resort runs a range of eco-activities and initiatives, including a coral propagation project, white-tailed tropicbird breeding program, complimentary bicycles and electric golf buggies.

Aristide Hotel (Syros, Greece): Housed within the former tax residency of the Cyclades, this plastic-free neoclassical mansion uses solar panels to heat its water and offers ceramic amenities. To offset the carbon footprint of their guests, the art-centric hotel runs a re-greening and tree-planting project in partnership with the Cyclades Preservation Fund.

For more details on SLH and its Considerate Collection... 

SLH has a limited time sale for members of its Invited loyalty program.

Book before 5 January for at least 2 nights at any of 100 destinations for a stay completed by (previously 31 December 2021, but now) 9 January 2022  and receive 40% off.  A whole year to complete your stay provides great flexibility.

SLH has a collection of independently-owned, luxury boutique hotels & resorts. They offer exceptional stays with high standards that are assured through regular (undisclosed) reviewers.

There are participating properties in:

You must be a member of SLH Invited for this offer and book through the SLH website. 

If you aren’t already a member, you can learn all about this exceptional program in our Guide to SLH Invited

Then join and take advantage of this offer !

T&C's apply...

Still searching for the perfect gift for the travel lover in your life?

Perhaps looking to treat yourself to a long-overdue escape?

How does choosing your next adventure from over 520 boutique hotels around the world, from cosy ski chalets to barefoot beach resorts sound?

Small Hotels of the World (SLH) are adding 20% to the value of every SLH Gift Card purchased before 22nd December 2021.

What better idea than a stay at a luxury destination with a 16% discount?  

The gift cards have 12 different designs to choose from.  Simply pick a card design, enter the monetary value, then add your personal message for the finishing touch.

T&Cs apply.

SLH Considerate Collection - sustainable with intent

SLH Considerate Collection - sustainable with intent

SLH today launched a collection of destinations curated with an explicit intention for sustainability.

More details are in our complete Guide to SLH Invited

SLH is one of our favoured programs and for a short time, you can save up to 40% at 100 SLH destinations!  Get some sun on your bones at Viceroy Bali, Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives, Aleenta or Keemala resorts in Phuket, La Casa Que Canta in Mexico or the Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Wellness resort in Mauritius (pictured above, sourced from Leonardo Worldwide Corporation) .

Perhaps a stay in a location that has an interesting history in itself, like either the luxurious Fortress Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka or the Tom Tom Suites at the Old Franciscan House in Istanbul.

For fans of snowsports, there are options like the Kristiana, Lech in Austria.

So, you're bound to find something that will be a memorable stay.

Act soon to ensure that you don't miss out.  Note that you must book by 3 January 2021 for stays until the end of June 2021.  Other Terms and Conditions apply, so be sure to read them on the page that this article links to.