fogo island inn.jpg
Soneva-Fushi---Villa1-Dolphin-Beach-aerial-3-by-Moritz-Krebs.jpg
katamamaboutiquehotelbaliindonesiaandramatininteriors2.jpg
fogo island inn.jpg

Bio


      Bouteco™ is a social enterprise celebrating stories of sustainability from hip hotels with a heart. We help you find the luxury and boutique hotels making a positive change to their communities and the wider world. Be part of a brighter #bouteco future…

SCROLL DOWN

Bio


      Bouteco™ is a social enterprise celebrating stories of sustainability from hip hotels with a heart. We help you find the luxury and boutique hotels making a positive change to their communities and the wider world. Be part of a brighter #bouteco future…

 

A few stylish hotels are also seriously sustainable, but it’s not easy figuring out the ones with real integrity. Checking websites such as Green Hotels Association won’t lead you to the best boutique beauties. Here we steer you to the most special ‘bouteco’ heroes.

How can you help? Your support is valued greatly—please help us raise awareness by joining Bouteco on social media and by talking about us to boutique eco hotels you love and admire. We're in this together.

 

 

Photography on this page of Katamama, Bali; bottom image, Saffire, Tasmania

 

 
Soneva-Fushi---Villa1-Dolphin-Beach-aerial-3-by-Moritz-Krebs.jpg

Boutique


Boutique.

Boutique


Boutique.

katamamaboutiquehotelbaliindonesiaandramatininteriors2.jpg

Eco


Eco


Bouteco people


Bouteco people


Juliet Kinsman boutique hotel expert 

Instinctive about what makes hotels extraordinary, as a journalist Juliet has spent most of the last two decades celebrating the world’s most special places to stay. Louis Vuitton City Guides author for London and New York, and founding editor of Mr & Mrs Smith, her design and travel articles have appeared in The Telegraph to Condé Nast Traveller. Meeting philanthropic hoteliers and working with award-winning travel brands on their content and social media strategy has inspired her to share the stories of sustainability from the world's most remarkable inns, lodges and resorts. She has a BA in Social Anthropology and has been accepted to study for an MSc in Sustainable Development at SOAS University. julietkinsman.com

Holly Tuppen eco travel expert

A passion for travelling the world responsibly started in 2008 when Holly set off on an around-the-world-without-flying adventure.  Sailing, cycling, walking and hitchhiking the world’s most epic oceans, deserts and mountain ranges, saw Holly meeting many marvellous people along the way and documenting her travels in one of the first ecotourism blogs. Holly returned to spread the word about green travel through marketing for Green Traveller, freelance writing for The Ecologist, Responsible Travel and The Guardian and as editor of Green Hotelier, part of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). She has an MA from Oxford in Modern History. 

 

8 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE BOOKING A HOTEL

Just like luxury and eco-tourism aren’t obvious bedfellows, nor is style and sustainability. Seek out high-threadcount sheets, hi-tech audio visuals, and high-art interiors, sure, but try and have these questions in mind, too…

  • How energy-efficient is the hotel? Do they conserve energy or limit consumption?
  • What water-saving strategies are in place? Does the hotel have low-flow showers or low-consumption toilets? Do they recycle grey water?
  • Do they hire locally? Are the environmental practices talked about and understood by staff? (Ensuring staff is invested in programmes improves success.)
  • How efficient is their waste disposal? Do they recycle? Do they compost?
  • Will they let you reuse towels and sheets to save laundering?
  • Are ingredients sourced locally? Is bedlinen made from organic cotton? (Or at least 100% cotton: cotton blends rely on petrochemicals.)
  • Do they support local charities and initiatives?
  • Are gardens planted with native flora?

 

 

Social_Enterprise_UK_Member_Supporting_Small_Black.png