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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
Big Island : Kona Coast
Unparalleled luxury in a spectacular natural setting
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai stretches along half a mile of sandy beach on Hawaii's sunny north Kona-Kohala coast. Once the site of an ancient fishing village, the resort embodies its essence in design, culture and traditions. Among the resort's six pools, King's Pond is the best illustration of sustainability. Swim and snorkel in this 1.8 million gallon saltwater aquarium-pool carved out of natural lava rock and home to a spotted eagle ray and over 3,000 tropical fish from more than 75 local species. Rooms surrounding King's Pond have become an “eco-crescent” where guests' carbon footprint is reduced through in-room enhancements including ceramic carafes and cups replacing disposable water bottles, refillable pump dispensers for bath amenities, reusable rubber spa sandals instead of disposable terrycloth slippers and much more. The resort is a leader in its commitment to better the environment through many different efforts including restoration of natural fishponds and water bird habitats, sustainable cuisine where 75% of what is served comes from the island, and a unique legacy program designed to reforest the island's valuable Koa trees. Even the private golf course features an EPA award winning mini-ecosystem with Lake Punawai, featuring a gravel bottom and two floating islands of plants that are part of the phytoremediation system (treatment of environmental problems using plants). Relax and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer at this truly magical resort.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Kauai : Poipu
Oceanfront retreat dedicated to beauty and luxury
The award-winning Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is committed to reducing the impact on the environment by conserving natural resources and reducing waste. The resort’s environmental initiatives include installing a solar photovoltaic system that reduces 465,000 kWh per year of clean renewable energy, filtered water dispensers, LED light replacement that reduced lighting kWh by 70%, and sourcing local ingredients for on-property restaurants. Furthermore, this was the first resort in Hawaii to install electric vehicle fast chargers (3). One hundred percent of green waste is utilized for compost, and an average of 15 tons of recyclables is diverted from the landfill each month. The environmental initiatives by Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa have been rewarded with multiple awards, including the Green Innovation Award in 2011, the 2008 National Geographic The Stay List, is noted a GreenLeader by TripAdvisor, and the 2010 Green Business Award.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Maui : Kaanapali
Showplace of pools, tropical birds and lush gardens.
At the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, caring for the environment and community are strong values upheld by the all the staff. The hotel implements sustainable practices that minimize the impact and empower staff to be catalysts for change. This includes installing thermostats with occupancy sensors, low-flow shower heads and toilets that lessen water consumption, using eco-friendly compostable to-go cups resort-wide, and recycling over 7,000 gallons of food waste per month to nourish animals at a locally operated farm. The Umalu and Japengo Restaurants at the resort utilize locally sourced foods, as well as recyclable and compostable to-go containers. Subsequently, Hyatt Regency Maui has been able to reduce resort wide energy consumption by 17% since 2006, greenhouse gas emissions by 11%, and water consumption by 5.1% since 2008. Total recycled goods amount to over 57,000 pounds a month! The resort was awarded with the Aipono Award for Excellence in Sustainability by Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, inducted into the Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame by the Maui Electric Company and featured in the 2013 Green Spas & Salons Book.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa Kaanapali Beach
Maui : Kaanapali
Stylish family-friendly resort at Ka'anapali Beach
With unparalleled vistas, beautifully appointed accommodations, and impressive initiatives to save the environment, Honua Kai Resort & Spa is an easy choice for your next vacation. Long before the luxury condominium opened, all sorts of innovative, environmentally friendly design elements and operational strategies were incorporated, including hiring a Director of Sustainability for the resort. Honua Kai is the only resort on Maui to make use of potable recycled water to irrigate its landscaping, which translates to about 180,000 gallons of drinkable water saved each day. The resort is also home to a state-of-the-art, centralized air-conditioning system that monitors every unit in the resort in order to limit overuse, and the heat generated by that system is then reused to heat the water in the property's pools. Honua Kai's energy conservation efforts have been so effective that it received the Maui Electric Company's largest-ever rebate for energy savings.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Maui : Kapalua
Exclusive resort with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and plantation estate
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua practices several eco-friendly initiatives including sustainable dining using ingredients harvested from its organic garden with 70 herb varieties, 100 types of vegetables, 35 fruit trees and compost area. The resort has been named a “Hawaii Green Business” by the Governor’s Office and partners with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society for the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program which educates guests on the local eco-system through interactive excursions and conservation efforts such as rainforest restoration, wildlife protection and more. The Ambassadors Center on property features LED lights, furniture from a sustainable living company, dual-flush toilets, coreless tissue rolls, rain catch-system and more. Ambassadors Naturalists and resort guests support local conservation efforts during Malama Ka Aina and explore remnants of a once vibrant pineapple growing community where life, land, and water are all vitally important.
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Maui : Wailea
Renowned all-suites resort on Polo Beach
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is proud to be one of Hawaii’s environmental leaders. The resort’s dedicated Green Team has implemented over 50 sustainability initiatives throughout the hotel that include: guest and employee recycling, food scraps donated to a local pig farmer, laundry water recycling system, eco-MODE thermostats in every guest room, more than 200 gallons of cooking oil per week recycled into bio fuel, biodegradable disposable containers, over 90% locally sourced produce, and employee volunteer projects such as coastal/reef clean-ups, highway clean-ups and service projects to protect Hawaii’s native forests. The all-suite luxury hotel was named one of Hawaii’s Green Leaders by Trip Advisor in 2013.
Andaz Maui at Wailea
Maui : Wailea
Upscale resort on Mokapu Beach
Andaz Maui at Wailea’s 297 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms & suites, including seven luxurious villas, were designed to connect guests to the beach, the ocean & rich culture of Hawaii. A series of architectural interventions open to Maui’s extraordinary landscape while natural materials reflect the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality. Built with the environment in mind, the resort has made a commitment to the latest standards in green technology and design to be Hawaii’s first LEED® certified resort. Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz delivers an innovative, uncomplicated experience designed to accommodate guests’ personal style. It focuses on the island’s rich resources to convey this unique experience. Top talent delivers farm-fresh, sophisticated food in Ka’ana Kitchen. Morimoto Maui, by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, focuses on integration of Japanese, Western & Hawaiian traditions. Two poolside lounges offer hand-crafted cocktails with fresh local juices. A 24-hour market features local products. At Āwili Spa & Salon, an Apothecary Consultant incorporates indigenous herbs & organic items into customized lotions & oils for treatments.
Ho’olei at Grand Wailea
Maui : Wailea
Stylish townhouses 1 block from Wailea Beach
Hoping to stay a while? Ho’olei at Grand Wailea is the perfect place to indulge without feeling guilty. From windsurfing to scuba diving, everything you need is close by. And when it’s not, enjoy shuttle service to surrounding locations. Everything here is state-of-the-art, including the kitchen appliances and fitness equipment. Housekeeping and linen services are at your fingertips, only when you so desire them. Don’t waste money on throw-away travel products. Ho’olei has it all. Every villa is fully-furnished and may even come with a private elevator or attached garage. No matter the occasion, or group size, this resort is equipped to handle it all.
Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Maui : Wailea
Lavish resort with renowned spa, pools, and suites
It’s all in the details! Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is strongly committed to serving both people and the environment. Numerous awards have been gifted to Grand Wailea, as it has significantly reduced the consumption of electricity over the years. From organic fruits to beef without hormones, the staff works hard to provide eco-friendly options to all guests. It’s shocking what a big difference florescent light bulbs, towel & linen changing options, and set room temperatures have made here. Next time you’re in Maui, visit this luxuriously eco-conscious resort.
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
Oahu : Ko'Olina
Family-friendly resort with beach, pools, and spa
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa is Hawaii's newest resort property, having opened its doors on August 29, 2011. In creating a true Hawaiian cultural experience for the entire family, Aulani incorporated green initiatives both in its construction as well as it operations and guest experiences. From cool roof technology to green roofs over the 'AMA'AMA Restaurant and Laniwai Spa to energy efficient air conditioning and elevators and low-flow faucets and fixtures, Aulani has incorporated numerous green initiative practices. Recycling included both construction material as well as operational items like cardboard, aluminum, paper, plastic, batteries and light bulbs. For Aulani guests, control of lights, room temperature, and automatic air conditioning shut offs provide ways to conserve while visiting Aulani. And 34 electric car-charging stations within Aulani's parking structure along with an onsite car rental offering electric cars, helps reduce our oil dependency and prepares us for the future. Aulani is currently in the LEEDs certification process. As to Disney photos, logos, properties: ©Disney
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
Oahu : Waikiki
Beachfront resort overlooking famed Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, a 40-story two-towered resort in scenic Oahu, Hawaii, has 1,230 guestrooms, more than 50 retail shops, a 10,000-square-foot spa, three restaurants, a parking garage, and 19,500 square feet of function space. By focusing on making several energy conservation modifications, the building has earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance 4 years in a row. With a concern for the environment and a desire to reduce costs, the owners and staff at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa set out in 2007 with a plan to lower the hotel's greenhouse emissions. In just 2 years, the hotel prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the electricity use from 91.5 households for a year. A full recycling program has also been introduced where employees recycle cardboard, newspaper, office paper, magazines, mixed paper glass, plastic aluminum tin, construction waste, and universal e-waste. Because of these efforts, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach was awarded the Green Business Program Award from the State of Hawaii, is noted a GreenLeader by TripAdvisor, and is one of the only hotels in Waikiki named an ENERGY STAR labeled building 3 years in a row.
Norwegian Cruise Line
An industry leader in innovation since 1966, Norwegian Cruise Line boasts notable Freestyle Cruising, giving guests the freedom to vacation their way with more choices when it comes to dining, accommodations, entertainment, and attire. With Pride of America, guests can spend seven days seeing four islands doing two overnight stays, and experiencing one award winning itinerary – which only Norwegian offers. Norwegian Cruise Line is also innovative when it comes to protecting the environment. Efforts to protect the ocean over the last several years include sustainable environmental practices, investments in technology and a commitment to exceed regulatory requirements.
Turtle Bay Resort & Ocean Villas
Oahu : North Shore
Full-service resort on the legendary North Shore
Turtle Bay Resort embodies the spirit of its North Shore legacy, the culture of respect and responsibility established by the ancient Hawaiians. The Green Committee was created to make the resort a leader in sustainability, reducing its carbon footprint and becoming more than just one of Oahu's eco-friendly hotels. The resort has implemented many sustainable initiatives such as solar roof installation which reduces the amount of fossil fuel usage and an Energy Management System that automates chillers and air conditioning systems in areas not in use. Through partnerships with the North Shore’s many farmers, Turtle Bay Resort’s restaurants source locally grown produce. The resort also partnered with nearby Brigham Young University, Hawaii for Bio-Diesel Conversion, turning hundreds of gallons of oil used in the resort’s kitchen into bio-diesel used by the University to fuel its fleet of vehicles. With the on-going efforts Turtle Bay Resort has been recently been certified by STOKE which is the world’s first sustainability certification program for surf tourism operators.