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COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 pandemic has an enormous and devastating impact on many people and industries worldwide, and we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. We are part of a global community and during this complicated and uncertain period, we need to take steps to ensure that we take care of our health and each other.

Most governments are urging their citizens to avoid travel to destinations where COVID-19 diagnoses are increasing. If you’re still planning to travel, it’s wise to:

  • Check your local government travel advisory.
  • Check your travel insurance. Travel insurers tend to exclude or cover known events such as pandemic and epidemic.
  • Pack your own small blanket, travel pillow, pack of tissues, a water bottle, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, vitamin supplements to optimize your immune system and the right mask (N95 respirator mask).
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after touching surfaces in public areas, especially airports, planes, trains and buses.
  • Stay connected to support people in your lives who are most vulnerable to anxiety and victims of discrimination. In times of crisis, it is important for people to support each other.

The properties listed in the NOW Sustainability tool are focused on doing everything they can to ensure your wellbeing and peace of mind during your stay. Your comfort and protection is their priority.

Unfortunately, some hotels may be closed for a temporary period. Should you have any questions concerning your visit or should you wish to discuss their protection measures, please do not hesitate to connect with the hotel.

Find, track and directly book hotels, resorts and retreats you can trust to provide a sustainable travel experience and take responsibility for their impact on communities and the environment.

They offer a more conscious way to travel that promote authentic local experiences, create joy around being healthy and provide a high standard of comfort, nurturing and wellbeing in a sustainable way. Their inspiring team action an accredited sustainability* programme with accountability and transparency with the aim to deliver luxury that is not wasteful, reduce and offset their carbon footprint and safeguard their culture, community and destination for future generations.

Places to stay listed here are at different levels in their sustainability journey, ranging from those that have just started out on sustainability programmes to those that have been committed for decades. All of them are stepping up, showing progress, stopping the greenwash and being ‘the best’ they can be right now for our world.

They are entrusted with the NOW Sustainability Trust Icon to recognize the brand’s integrity, commitment to sustainability and a low-carbon inclusive way of doing business. They are beacons of businesses with purpose, led by brave and conscious operators and owners who believe ‘it is the right thing to do’ to be part of the solution.

*NOW defines sustainability as development and action that takes responsibility for our total impact on the community and the environment, to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The goal is to be carbon neutral and support the 17 Global Goals with accountability and transparency.

Asia Pacific
China: LUX* Tea Horse Road, Benzilan, LUX* Tea Horse Road, Lijiang. India: Leela Palace New Delhi, The Leela Palace Bengaluru, Planet Hollywood Goa, Ananda in the Himalayas. Indonesia: The Legian Bali, The Legian Sire, Lombok. Maldives: Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Four Seasons Private Island at Vovah, LUX* North Male Atoll, LUX* South Ari Atoll, Salt of Palmar. Mauritius: Hotel Le Recife, LUX* Belle Mare, LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, Tamassa Bel Ombre. Mongolia: Genghis Khan Retreat. Thailand: Soneva Kiri. Reunion Island: LUX* St Gilles.

Europe
Ireland: Cashel Palace Hotel, The Killarney Park, The Marlfield House Hotel. Morocco: Kasbah du Toubkal. Netherlands: Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin, Noordwijk. Switzerland: The Alpina Gstaad, Castello del Sole, Hotel Storchen Zurich, Hotel Dolder Grand, Widder Hotel. United Kingdom: Grantley Hall, The Torridon, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, The Hari London, Merchants Manor, Whatley Manor, Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Scotland.

North America
Mexico: Banyan Tree Mayakoba. USA: Beechwood Hotel, Massachusetts


Note: Properties in NOW Sustainability Tool. View them now.

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