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URBN Hotel

Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

A guest room at URBN Hotel in Shanghai


URBN Hotel

While China often gets a bad rap for its crimes against the environment, it's also a place where eco movers and shakers are making great strides. Case in point: URBN Hotel, the country's first carbon neutral lodging. This boutique hotel is not only chic and sleek, it's good for the planet. Located near the historic French Concession, it was developed from a renovated factory warehouse, and its interiors were constructed from locally sourced and recycled materials. From a menu shaped by environmental awareness at Downstairs restaurant to a commitment to energy-efficient cooling and heating systems, the hotel follows a corporate philosophy of developing "sustainable lifestyle experiences" for guests, staff and the community. This holistic approach even extends beyond the local area, since the hotel participates in the Million Tree Project, which plants trees in Mongolia to offset carbon emissions.

Reserve a room at URBN Hotel's official website


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