Hotels with Heart: These Corporate Responsibility Programs Focus on Sustainability, Teaching Skills to Local Residents

The world is filled with beautiful hotels with luxurious linens, chic lobbies, award-winning restaurants, stellar service. Some hotels are timeless and grandiose, others are hip and modern, some overlook the rolling sea and others jutting mountains. But what truly sets some luxury properties apart is their commitment to their community.

Here are four hotels with heart.

Parador Resort & Spa, Punta Quepos, Costa Rica
Behind the gleaming exterior of Costa Rica’s leading luxury hotel, Parador Resort & Spa in Punta Quepos, Costa Rica is a proud leader in sustainability and green practices. Surrounded by 12 acres of tropical rainforest and near Manuel Antonio National Park, a world-famous nature and wildlife preserve, Parador Resort & Spa believes it is duty-bound to maintain, preserve and improve Costa Rica’s abundant natural assets. Its sustainability practices include recycling in all areas, composting, using biodegradable supplies and participating in community clean-up projects. Parador also donates time, resources and funding to local charities including supporting a Punta Quepos cultural theater for at-risk youth.Sustainable-Tourism

Friday, June 03, 2011

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