Statistically speaking, China has suffered badly from pollution in many of its major cities, particularly Beijing. However, China is now taking steps to improve things, by introducing a growing emphasis on environmentally friendly practices and products. The country has ambitious targets to allow for solar, wind and biomass energy and it is launching many green projects. Among the efforts being practiced by the country, there are a number of eco-friendly and green hotels in China, doing their best to improve the quality of life of the local residents and visitors to China. Scroll below to choose from our list of sustainable hotels in China.
Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East” and it is a beautiful and ancient city with many attractions. Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town is located close to all the attractions and features a natural saline pool and a fitness center. The hotel was built green right from the beginning and it has LEED certification. Restaurants serve the best in healthy food options and there are a number of bright spaces for socializing and unwinding. Open-flow guest rooms feature fully equipped kitchens, a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Sleeping arrangements include the hotels signature Heavenly Bed.
URBN Boutique Shanghai is an environmentally friendly hotel in the heart of Shanghai and it is surrounded by many pubs, bars and restaurants. The hotel is two blocks from Nanjing Road and an eight-minute drive from the Hengshan Road Bar Street. The boutique hotel is unique, offering a reused wood and bamboo infrastructure in its furnishings and while modern, the property has a Zen-like feeling. Guest rooms feature a natural mattress with fine linens and some rooms overlook the bamboo garden. Each has a TV and DVD player and a minibar. The hotel’s seafood restaurant is an urban bistro where all food and drinks are locally sourced.
Hotel Nikko is conveniently located in the inner city of Dalian, a five-minute drive from Dalian Train Station and Dalian International Convention Center. The hotel has a fitness center and wellness center. Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine can be enjoyed at Red Lotus Chinese Restaurant, while Intermezzo Restaurant offers an all-day buffet. Yokohamakou Restaurant serves traditional Japanese sets and a Kaiseki menu. Rooms feature free broadband internet access and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Minibars and tea- and coffee-making facilities are also provided. The hotel’s environmental commitment includes water and energy conservation efforts as well as the products on offer to guests.
Chengdu Tibet Hotel was first built in 1988 but it was renovated in 2002 with a commitment towards the environment, education and conservation. The hotel features a spa, fitness center and an on-site bowling alley as well as a range of different cuisines at the restaurants, including western food. The hotel features a Tibetan theme combined with modern decor. A shop in the hotel sells a selection of Tibetan products. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, coffee- and tea-making facilities and the bathrooms feature free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Crystal Garden is located a five-minute walk from Shekou Harbor and a 15-minute subway ride from Coastal City Shopping Center. The hotel features a sun terrace and a garden and accommodation come in five, eco-friendly villas. All rooms feature warm colors and have an electric kettle and TV with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The Garden Cafe serves Western cuisines and other refreshments on-site.
Hilton Guangzhou Science City is located a five-minute drive from Guangzhou Luogang Wanda Plaza ad Guangzhou International Sports Area. The hotel features two swimming pools and outdoor hot tubs. There are a well-equipped fitness center in the property and a sauna and spa pools. SENSE all-day dining restaurant serves seafood buffets and Xiangxue Chinese Restaurant serves dim sum. Guest rooms are eco-friendly and elegant and feature private balconies, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and bathtub.
Other eco-friendly properties in China
Somerset Grand View Shenzhen features modern, eco-friendly apartments surrounded by various amenities, including a hot tub, fitness center and sauna room. The hotel is next to the Shenzhen Golf Club. Guests have access to a shared lounge and entertainment options, including a children’s playroom and a mini-movie theater. Apartments are tastefully decorated and offer fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas featuring LCD TV with cable and satellite channels and bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Yangshuo Village Inn offers an authentic village experience, while surrounded by rivers, mountains and underground caves. The property is a 15-minute drive from West Street Tourist Center and a five-minute walk from Moon Hill. Contrary to its traditional Chinese feel, the inn has a rooftop restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisines and breakfast is available each morning in the grapefruit garden. Rooms have been decorated in the traditional Han Chinese style and they offer air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. The inn’s eco-friendly initiatives include composting, green education and the use of alternative energy.
InterContinental Sanya Resort is located in Xiaodonghai, Sanya, amidst beautiful scenery and right on the beach. The hotel is also a 10-minute drive from Dadonghai Beach. This resort is an eco-friendly oasis, with five outdoor pools, an Intercontinental Spa, a fitness center, ballroom, tennis courts and six restaurants and bars serving a variety of cuisine. Guests have access to golf, canoeing and snorkeling. Each room at the eco-friendly hotel features a 42-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and high-speed internet access. Tea- and coffee-making facilities are provided.
The Interlaken OCT Hotel Shenzhen is built like a Swiss village. The luxurious property is also eco-friendly and offers a spa experience while overlooking the protected wetlands and mountains of East Huaqiaocheng, South China. Interlaken Cafe serves European cuisines while Charming Lake Chinese Restaurant serves traditional Cantonese cuisine. There is also a choice of a Japanese or Italian restaurant on-site and drinks can be enjoyed at Gothic Bar and Lake Side Bar. Rooms are spacious and well-designed and feature flat-screen TVs, a minibar and a personal safe. The bathrooms offer a bathtub and complimentary toiletries.
Eco-friendly accommodation in China
With climate change and global warming causing problems all over the world, take time out to stay in eco-friendly places all over the world, including these eco-friendly and sustainable hotels in China.
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