Singapore has a great reputation for being eco-friendly and one of the “greenest” cities in the world. In 1968, then Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, set forth a project to convert Singapore into a Garden City. Today, everybody is welcome to visit the Garden By the Bay and take part in the city’s contributions to save the world – even if only one little step at a time. You can join Singapore in the green movement by staying at one of their eco-friendly hotels.
Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa
Designed with preservation in mind, the Siloso Beach Resort has maintained its grounds as naturally as possible. With rooftop gardens made with eggshells and soil to help reduce heat in the building, air conditioner use is not as high–helping to save energy. Located along the beach and within lush foliage, Siloso Beach Resort has many options for rooms with all the basic amenities. Learn more about their green initiative and how Singapore works hard to do its part for a healthy planet.
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Working as part of a larger movement, the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel has made a promise to the people for greener business under the name Planet 21. The hotel has made 21 promises based on health, nature, carbon, innovation, local development, employment and dialog. As a hotel, you will find all the basic comforts of home along with various restaurants and bars offering a global menu. The Novotel is nestled between the Singapore River and Fort Canning Park with views of the Marina Bay Sands hotel as well as the downtown core.
The InterContinental Singapore Hotel participates in the IHG Green Engage system and is the only 5-star luxury hotel in Singapore to preserve Peranakan heritage in a shophouse-style setting. Do you ever wonder about your daily environmental impact on the planet? With the IHG Green Engage system, the hotel can see just that. InterContinental has access to how much energy, carbon, and water they’re using and how they can reduce it. In time, the program will help architects and engineers design, build, and run greener hotels.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Another hotel in the IHG Green Engage system, the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium is also doing its part to promote sustainability. It’s located close to the Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village dedicated to delicious dining, tasty drinks, shopping, and rides for adventure seekers. The Robertson Quay is just a little further up-river if you’re looking for a more chic dining and drinks experience.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands not only gives you the best views in the city, one of Asia’s most popular casinos, and world-class dining experiences, you’ll also feel good about your stay.The hotel prides itself on features such as its energy efficiency program. This hotel received the Green Mark Gold Award from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority in 2012.
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