“It’s not easy being green” as our friend sings. In our Green Spas Collection we spotlight different types of green minded spas — because ultimately, it all matters, and it all helps. We thank these spas for every effort made as being a step in the right Green Direction.
Spas with a Green Ethos can be as diverse as those with energy efficient construction with wind-powered or other alternative energy, use of reclaimed building materials, and proudly meeting all the requirements of LEED Certification.
Spas meeting the standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) have passed a detailed audit and rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings.
For other spas, Going Green can be as simple as offering all-natural spa products or using reclaimed water, reducing their carbon footprint with energy-efficient appliances or garden-grown product ingredients, sourcing as much food as possible from on-site gardens and livestock, or offering benefits for customers recycling product products to reduce packaging waste.
Natural Body Spa and Shop is a leader in the spa community, striving to provide the highest quality services in the most inviting environments. Natural Body has built upon its origin as a natural products outlet to become one of the greenest companies in the spa business. Natural Body was the first platinum LEED certified day spa in the U.S. Thirteen locations in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Massage Green Spas are a group of massage and skin-care spas focusing on affordable services in structures designed to operate in a green fashion. The spas are constructed from mostly eco-friendly building materials, and use low consumptive lighting and high efficiency furnace and water heaters. The retail departments are stocked with environmentally-friendly products and linens and towels are eco-washed. Nation wide locations.
Chena Hot Springs, known for its popular natural soaking pools, rustic cabins and its natural beauty displays of aurora borealis, is also home to the Aurora Ice Museum, a marvel of renewable energy engineering, operational year-round using the geothermal energy that heats and powers the Resort. Chena is also home to Chena Fresh, its locally owned produce operation. It is the farthest north greenhouse in the United States.
Bardessono Hotel and Spa and Restaurant in Yountville, Napa Valley, is one of only three US hotels with a LEED platinum certification. At this Napa hotel, you’ll see gorgeous woods milled from salvaged trees, organic linens and supplies, consume products in the restaurant and spa sourced primarily from local organic or sustainable producers, and appreciate green policies from energy to conservation to composting.
Calistoga Ranch is committed to “responsible luxury” – from employing green design principles, to using landscaping that preserves water, to installing energy-efficient fixtures and appliances. The resort strives to make positive contributions to the surrounding environment to preserve the Napa Valley, including the Ranch Bee Well program, which provides hives for more than 100,000 honeybees.
Miyako Hybrid Hotel and Spa is in Torrance, south Los Angeles. It is a LEED silver certified hotel both elegant and easy on the environment, built with a green purpose and eco-conscious philosophy. Elegance and comfort are delivered with sustainable building materials and solar power, and a staff particularly trained with a green ethos. The Japanese inspired day spa uses Aveda and green product lines.
The Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs Colorado is home to the EcoLuxe Hotel, a LEED Certified Gold hotel, geothermal springs offering 23 naturally hot therapeutic mineral pools and a mineral water lap pool, a full spa with treatments and services, and a wealth of family activities. Sign up for a rafting adventure, tour ancient Native American pueblos, or enjoy a good massage and soak after outdoor adventures.
The LEED certified Explora Rapa Nui Lodge Easter Island hotel is both stylish and environmentally friendly. The hilltop lodge offers comfortable and well-appointed distraction-free suites and a spa treatment zone with spectacular views. The hotel and spa was constructed to ensure its impact on the culture and ecosystem of Rapa Nui – the most remote inhabited island in the world – is kept to a minimum.
Hare Noi is one of the newest and most exclusive hotels in Easter Island. Nine intimate rooms, spa services, and incredible excursions to experience the history of Rapa Nui in the first person. Enjoy the exquisite local cuisine and the exclusive spa in Easter Island, where myth and reality fuse in a unique and otherworldy landscape, andnature and an ancient energy and history, give life to the most isolated place on the planet.
La Clairière Bio Hotel & Spa is in complete harmony with its sylvan surroundings. The environment boosts your energy levels, helps recharge your batteries and inspires you to adopt a healthier lifestyle. La Clairière espouses an approach of overall well-being, achieved through a combination of holistic treatments, energising, organic cuisine, and the aura of an exceptionally beautiful natural environment.
Visitors to Maui know what a special place this island is; majestic mountains, abundant waterfalls, vibrant plant life, and heavenly beaches surrounded by deep blue sea. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is dedicated to helping keep Maui beautiful for many generations to come. Its long-standing commitment to sustainability has resulted in being named the first resort in Hawaii to earn Silver Level LEED-EBOM certification.
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus is home to a rejuvenating spa, health club, 70 foot lap indoor pool, outdoor team adventure course, sand volleyball pits and jogging trails, indoor and outdoor dining restaurants, and natural stone fireplaces for a luxury lodge setting. This LEED Silver Certified green hotel is one of the best family resorts near Chicago.
Vigilius Mountain Resort is nestled into the alpine landscape on a Vigiloch summit in Italy, embedded in the surrounding landscape of South Tyrol. This 36-key eco-resort is car-free, accessible only by cable-car or by foot. The resort showcases additional sustainable features, including accessible rooftop gardens and nature-made ethos.
Probably the world’s first “eco” resort, Rancho La Puerta Destination Spa practices sustainable organic gardening and resource conservation, and leads the way in environmental protection and education efforts in the region. The resort’s own Rancho Tres Estrellas grows and raises the healthy fare guests dine on daily, and solar powered and energy efficient fixtures throughout.
From concept to construction, Crystal Spa has elevated the model for a “Green” spa to a new level. The 18,500 square-foot spa facility at Crystal Mountain Resort was designed and built to minimize its impact on the environment while maximizing its efficiency. The technologies and materials used in the process have enabled Crystal Spa to be a LEED certified spa.
With environmental programs that focus on trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship, Lied Lodge & Conference Center was designed to serve as a resource for the Arbor Day Foundation members and conservation oriented organizations. It is now home to a lodge hotel, day spa, event center, and welcomes weddings, retreats, and groups.
The Salamander Resort & Spa’s sustainable initiatives have earned it a LEED Certification. The resort has converted nearly 200 acres into a conservation easement, planting 2,000 trees and constructing cutting-edge water and wastewater facilities, operates a green housekeeping program and has an onsite garden for fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables.
Hyatt at Olive 8 is Seattle Washington’s first LEED™ certified green hotel. This luxury downtown Seattle hotel features an eco-friendly full service day spa, upscale amenities, chic accommodations, and dramatic views of the city. The hotel is near the Convention Center, Space Needle, shopping, and Pike Place market. The hotel offers the perfect environment for exploring the city.