The Baillie Lodges collection—located in some of Australia’s most striking wilderness destinations—has sustainability and ethical tourism at its core. Husband and wife owners James and Hayley Baillie reveal how they balance environmental responsibility with ultimate luxury.
Beneath the flanks of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains—the rugged, snowcapped peaks that straddle the border with southern Colorado—stretches a sprawling estate grounded in its mission of environmental restoration and preservation, and connecting people with nature.
It’s a brand ethos that oozes from 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, a five-star waterfront hotel whose design takes inspiration from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the industrial past of the neighborhood. Outwards, guests are treated to impressive panoramic views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, but within is where the true beauty lies: interiors outfitted by local artists, Brooklyn-made furnishings, native plants and reclaimed materials—all built on a commitment to sustainability and green initiatives.
Outback luxury and sustainability combine harmoniously at Mt Mulligan Lodge. A destination for the ultimate Australian bush escape, Mt Mulligan Lodge defines eco-luxe travel. Evident in the commitment to thoughtful design and sustainability initiatives that provide guests with an uncompromized luxury retreat while remaining true to a core philosophy—achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.
Segera Retreat’s entire ethos is premised on being ecologically sound. So much so, that owner Jochen Zeitz, the former chairman and chief executive of global sporting goods company Puma and the art benefactor of the eponymous Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) situated in Cape Town, South Africa, has dedicated his life’s project to support sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
What started out as informal get-togethers of friends and likeminded people around experiences in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and at the annual Burning Man festival, has developed into Habitas, a lifestyle and experience hospitality brand that is sending ripples of excitement through the industry as the game-changer to watch.
Former professional soccer player Bobby Dekeyser’s vision for this blissful hideout is to give visitors the experience of all-inclusive barefoot luxury. “Passing through the gates of Nay Palad Hideaway, you leave the real world behind. Welcome to the barefoot state of mind. There’s no need for a wallet here. No checks are signed,” says Dekeyser. “From now on, every delicacy you desire, every drink you fancy, every massage you need, every adventure you seek, is yours for the asking. There’s just one thing we ask in return: Treat this palm-fringed paradise as your home, and let us make your dreams come true.”
The hotel lies on the Vigiljoch mountain, called Monte San Vigilio in Italian. When guests arrive at the vigilius mountain resort, they leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and they find themselves immersed in fairytale-like mountain forests, fresh and crystal-clear air and a wide, breathtaking horizon: the perfect elements to aid their relaxation journeys.