By far and away Nevada’s most famous city, Las Vegas, or just Vegas, is a playground of grand casinos, 24-hour enjoyment, fine restaurants, and top shows. Truly all things glitz, glam, great, and sometimes even gaudy - this city makes for one of the most full-on experiences one can ever have. Even though the casinos form the heart of Vegas’s popularity, there’s a lot more here that attracts millions of tourists from across the world. Rich natural scenery, posh nightclubs and dining, intriguing sightseeing locations, and top-end accommodations, the city is a colorful and characterful camaraderie of both. While the many offerings make it an unforgettable getaway destination, here’s something that’ll amplify the experience. Just check into one of these eco hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada and let a world of unique hospitality engulf you!
Adjacent to the exquisite Aria Hotel (covered later), is this Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold-certified boutique property, the Vdara Hotel. It is a casino-free property and makes for an ultimate space of retreat. Also, it is smoking-free. The hotel’s Vdara Spa and Salon are another one of the property’s highlights. The spa uses all-natural products and the salon makes use of sulfate-free hair products.
A fine stay option is the Las Vegas Marriott. Also a LEED-certified property, some of the few eco-friendly endeavors of the hotel are its energy-saving fluorescent lighting, water-conserving shower heads in each room, and oil-recycling program in the kitchen. These additions were made to the property in 2013-14 when it was renovated, which landed them the LEED certification. The Marriott chain is big on providing excellent hospitality along with contributing their bit to the environment, so go on and partake in the best of both.
A 190-room hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton has been certified by the Energy Star for Hospitality, which measures the impact of the hotel’s activities on the environment. The hotel is equipped with energy-efficient fittings, which not only promote a judicious use but also reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint. The hotel kitchen’s raw material is sourced from local vendors to serve the best and freshest food to the guests along with boosting the local economy.
Eco-friendly resorts in Las Vegas
Who says only hotels can be eco-friendly? Here are a few of Las Vegas’s best resorts that are doing their bit too. Have a look and decide for yourself. Give your holiday that luxurious makeover!
Standing tall and proud on Vegas’s mot famous Strip, is this hotel and casino, a recipient of the LEED Gold certification for its eco-conscious efforts. The hotel makes use of only LEED-certified building materials, machines, and equipment, which have improved its energy efficiency by up to 30%! They save millions of gallons of water each year and use recycled-only products in the various conventions, meetings, and events that are hosted there. And, not just that. The slot machines in their casino are also sustainable – their bases double up as air conditioning and ventilation units! How awesome! All of these without skimping on the lavishness the hotel offers!
Even though it is one of Vegas’s oldest hotels, MGM Grand is not far behind in the eco-friendly race. The hotel has about 170 guest rooms, all of which are equipped with air and water purification systems, mattresses made of environment-friendly materials, and Vitamin C showerheads in the bathrooms! All the guest rooms are allergy-friendly and non-smoking as well. Not just guest rooms, even their convention center has received a Five Green Key certification, which has only been awarded to five other hotels in North America and the sixth one being MGM Grand itself.
Perched on the Vegas Strip, with the Eiffel Tower replica standing in its gardens, is the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. There are about 3,000 guest rooms spread across the hotel’s 33 floors. Owned by the Caesars Entertainment hospitality chain, the hotel is part of its parent company’s CodeGreen program, which aims at minimizing energy and water wastage. The staff is provided training for green-friendly practices, so you’ll find small gestures adding up to big results in the hotel’s eco-conscious efforts.
The LINQ Hotel and Casino, formerly known as the Quad and even before that, the Imperial Palace is located on the Las Vegas Strip and is also a part of the Caesars Entertainment group. This resort hotel is a participant of the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, which measures properties’ impact on the environment, community, local economy, or cultural heritage and all of its 2,300 (and more) rooms are designed keeping in mind the highest levels of green-consciousness. All the toiletries provided are eco-friendly and aren’t provided in packs or bottles, but in pre-installed dispensers to avoid plastic packaging and wastage.
Step into Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas and immerse yourself in five-star luxury, sans the typical Vegas Strip-style. Unlike the majority of its neighboring properties, the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is a gambling-free and smoke-free property. Formerly known as Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, the resort is a recipient of LEED Gold certification and each of its 390 guest rooms and suites follow a LightStay system of measurement, which aims at encouraging water and energy efficiency and a reduction of waste as well as carbon dioxide output. Much like Paris Las Vegas, the staff at Waldorf Astoria also receives an eco-consciousness training upon induction.
Part of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, The Venetian Resort is easily one of Vegas’s most known and plushest of resorts. The resort follows what they call the Eco-360 Global Sustainability program, which looks at the resort’s contribution towards environment-friendliness. All of the toiletries provided in the guest rooms are collected and re-purposed to be used in sanitation programs across the globe. The on-site restaurants feature organic and local food options to promote the growth of the local community and avoid the use of disposable cutlery. The Sands Corporation is quite a forerunner in the hospitality as well as the sustainability program. Reserve your stay with them and experience both for yourself first-hand.
Filling in the footsteps of its parent company’s first Vegas project, The Venetian, is The Palazzo at The Venetian, another one of Vegas’s most iconic and fantastic hotels. Home to manicured gardens, world-class restaurants, top-notch shops, and bustling casinos, the hotel is a wholly decadent affair. However, don’t mistake this lavishness for ignorance in other aspects. All of the hotel is LED-lit and heated by the hotel’s self-owned solar-thermal system, which is perhaps the largest of its kind in all of the US. The Venetian and The Palazzo’s eco-conscious efforts were so successful that it even won their parent company the Sustainability Leading Company award in 2016!
A city like no other
Las Vegas, with all its shimmering glory, is a shining beacon amidst Nevada’s desert. Here are a few top experiences of the city you have got to indulge in – The Bellagio Fountains, Cirque du Soleil shows, gondola rides at the Venetian, the Fremont Street, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon, and the Grand Canyon. And, while you pack your itineraries with these activities, don’t forget to reserve yourself a room at one of these eco hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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