SLH adds seven hotels to Considerate Collection
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has added seven more sustainable hotels to its recently launched Considerate Collection.
The collection, unveiled in October 2021, now features 33 hotels across 25 countries.
Six of the newly-added hotels are existing SLH member hotels, including Arctic Bath in Harads, Sweden (pictured); Bergwelt Grindelwald - Alpine Design Resort in Grindelwald, Switzerland; Breidenbacher Hof in Düsseldorf, Germany; Ca’ di Dio in Venice, Italy; Grand Forest Metsovo in Metsovo, Greece; and The George in Christchurch, New Zealand.
New SLH member Op Oost in Oosterend, Netherlands has also joined the collection.
All Considerate Collection hotels have either been certified by a GSTC Accredited Certification Body or certified to a GSTC Recognised Standard, or have passed an assessment by the SLH Sustainability Advisory Panel with review by the GSTC.
Daniel Luddington, vice-president of Development at Small Luxury Hotels of the World, said: “Given the trials and tribulations the hospitality sector is still facing, it fills us with pride to see more SLH hoteliers passionately progressing on their sustainable journey, and for the Considerate Collection to spark immediate interest from new hotels that further prove sustainable luxury is the way forward.
“The Dutch do it well with Op Oost, a chic farmhouse boutique where nature has the highest and last word, as it should be.”
In January, SLH will also roll out a new 50-point sustainability module within its comprehensive Mystery Inspection programme to support the efforts of its 500+ strong portfolio of independently-owned luxury hotels.
The module will focus on areas including energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, plastic elimination, community support, local procurement and sustainable produce.
Managing director Richard Hyde said: “Our guests have shown growing concern for the planet following the pandemic and our overall aim is to support our 500+ strong portfolio to provide more visibility on their sustainable efforts.
"The new module will deliver valuable insight for our hotels, prompting them in the same way we have done with our luxury standards.”