Earth Day biophilic stays with IHG Hotels & Resorts

Photo source: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Earth Day is quickly approaching (Saturday, April 22) and IHG Hotels & Resorts provides guests multiple ways to experience the wonders of Earth, adjacent to properties or even within them. IHG has more than 6,000 locations across the globe with several dreamy spots where guests can enjoy a biophilic stay to commune with nature.

An interesting IHG-led initiative was just launched at the InterContinental Toronto Centre. They recently installed their first Urban Cultivator to grow, sprout and harvest a wide selection of fresh and aromatic microgreens and herbs. Guests can experience a wide array of delicious and fresh greens all year round. By growing right on property, they are conserving water, energy and time, thus minimizing waste and emissions.

InterContinental Miami (Miami, Florida)

Toro Toro, located inside InterContinental Miami, has brought back a special Viva Abejas menu available through April 23. Meaning “long live bees,” the Viva Abejas menu features vegetarian dishes that incorporate bee pollen, honey, edible flowers and additional bee-centric ingredients.

Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt (Vienna, Austria)

The garden oasis at Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt provides a botanic respite, reflected in the property’s design aesthetic with terraces, courtyards and a rooftop garden. A short walk from Vienna’s historic center, in the Margareten district, guests will find flora and fauna in abundance.

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (Khánh Hòa, Vietnam)

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay celebrates the resort’s natural surroundings as an essential part of the stay experience. The hotel has a resident terrestrial biologist, offering travellers guided hiking trips that educate about forest life and conservation efforts towards the endangered langur monkey species.

Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora (Hakone, Japan)

Located in Hakone, Japan is Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, fitted with guest rooms featuring a modern Japanese-style tub, filled with natural onsen water. Guests enjoy riverside or hillside views during this bath experience with mineral-rich water, sourced directly from local hot springs.

Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being (Bodufushi Island, Maldives)

Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being in the Maldives was envisioned with a biophilic design at its core with the ocean is the centrepiece and can be booked via points through an exclusive partnership with IHG One Rewards. Alongside conservation awareness of the turtle sanctuaries on the island, hosting a coral nursery and helping to rebuild the lagoon’s reef, Joali Being is committed to nurturing nature.

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