Photo: Van Chaplin
Charlotte, North Carolina
146 eco-luxurious rooms: Bose entertainment systems, flat-panel TVs, rich wood furniture, Frette linens, and floor-to-ceiling windows. You’d never suspect you're at an environmentally focused, LEED-designed property.
You'll Love It If
You’d like to show your kids they don’t have to suffer to love the planet: a rooftop garden, staff uniforms made of recycled plastic bottles, a bike valet, and bedtime stories.
The beehives on the roof (80,000 honeybees hard at work), and the hotel’s honey-pecan ice cream they help produce. “Mother Nature,” takes families on hotel eco-tours and delivers toys and games to kids via wagon.