From Futuristic Breathing Hotels to Eco Floating Vacations

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 17, 2013
With ecotourism on the rise, eco-friendly hotels have been keeping pace with technology and design innovations. Getting rooms filled with eco-conscious consumers is no easy feat, but hotels have been expanding their offerings to meet even the most stringent sensibilities.

Many resorts have become as sustainable as possible while incorporating additional gimmicks to differentiate themselves. Things like mountain-mimicking structures and self-sustaining desert hotels help consumers feel at one with nature by blending in with the environment. Going in the opposite direction, other resorts offer convenience for the busy activist by bringing nature to the city.

Regardless of flashy gimmicks, the rise of eco-friendly architecture combined with heavy consciences means that sustainable accommodations are here to stay. Competition to get revenue per available room up will drive nature-infused hotels to be the new standard.