Environmentally friendly policies set the standard at this chic urban hotel.
Notorious for its crimes against the environment, China is also a place where eco movers and shakers are fighting the good fight. Case in point: URBN Hotel Shanghai, the country's first carbon-neutral hotel. This boutique property is more than just chic and sleek; it's good for the planet. Located within easy reach of the historic French Concession, it was developed from a renovated factory warehouse and incorporates locally sourced and recycled materials. Every guest room features an air purification system, mattresses are made from natural materials including cactus fiber and seaweed, cleaning products are organic, and energy-efficient cooling and heating systems have been installed. This holistic approach extends beyond the local area with participation in the Million Tree Project, which plants trees in Mongolia to offset carbon emissions.