Environmental Responsibility

Creating a lasting and positive impact for future generations is essential

Every Choice Matters

At Authentic Luxury, we prioritize sustainability in everything we do. Our carefully selected lodges, camps, and resorts offer unforgettable experiences while supporting local communities and preserving natural resources. We believe in creating a better world for future generations by promoting sustainable luxury travel and making a positive impact on the environment. Our sustainability pillars guide our actions, from respecting the land and wildlife to engaging our guests and supporting local communities. Join us in our commitment to leave a lasting and positive legacy.

Conscious Collection

Discover our Conscious Collection, a curated selection of properties that surpass expectations with their exceptional sustainable commitments and practices. Guided by four main sustainability pillars — planet, people, nature, and culture — we ensure that every property in our collection embraces a comprehensive sustainability management approach. Experience conscientious travel that takes care of the environment, supports local communities, preserves nature, and celebrates cultural heritage. Join us in embracing a sustainable and responsible future as you indulge in unforgettable stays within our esteemed Conscious Collection.

Conscious Collection 

Discover our exceptional collection of tented camps and lodges that go beyond sustainability benchmarks, offering an unforgettable experience for eco-conscious travelers like you.

Sustainability Guidelines

Discover below a set of sustainable guidelines that will help ensure your business embodies sustainability at its core.From prioritizing the environment, wildlife, and local community to implementing eco-friendly practices in design and operations, every property has the power to make a lasting impact on our planet. Together, through collaboration and knowledge-sharing, we can create a brighter future for the hospitality industry. Join us on this transformative journey and let our guidelines pave the way towards a more sustainable and responsible future.

Take Care of the Land

Minimizing your physical footprint and the impact that your operations have on land, ocean, river and lake environments.

Take Care of the Wildlife

Striving to preserve all wildlife and conserve endangered species and their habitats.

Take Care of the People

Partnering with communities by creating opportunities to empower, educate and employ.


Implementing renewable water and energy systems. Developing a sustainability policy covering all relevant aspects for protection of the environment with clear goals and measures and implement this in to your business. Striving to be carbon neutral, commit to become plastic-free, introducing systems to reduce water consumption, minimizing waste and implement recycling systems, encouraging your guests and staff to use public and sustainable transport, using eco cleaning products and more.

Engage Guests

Engaging guests in location- specific activities that celebrate the local culture. Rewarding guests for making greener choices during their stay. Providing educational programs run for guests or conservation activities to engage them in. Supplying information guide to your guests with information how they can attribute with their actions during their stay to a better world.

Build with a sense of place

Developing sustainably-designed properties that are built to blend in, with core ethos of 'Care of the Land, Wildlife & People'. Using renewable, local and sustainable materials, that don't damage the local environment. Respecting the place as shaped by its environs and region. Creating respectful low-impact, high-yield, minimal intervention, ‘let there be light’, building orientation, harvesting the sun, reusing, recycling, upcycling, building smart and minimizing energy consumption.

The root back to real food

Offering organic, local food. Growing your own organic ingredients such as fruits, vegetables and herbs. Initiating strong relationships with local farmers and fishermen and developing a Conservatory that protects and promotes bio-diversity. Contributing to renew natural resources by reducing food waste and using locally sourced seasonal products.

Give little back

We love to represent places that are doing good, sharing the commitment to conservation and giving back. Many of our hotel members have established their own foundations to give back to society.

Bill Bensley and his guidelines in designing sustainable hotels

Introducing Bill Bensley, the iconic designer in experiential travel, renowned for his groundbreaking work in creating eco-friendly hotels. With his extensive experience and expertise, Bensley has provided invaluable guidelines to hotel owners and developers on designing sustainable properties. He is the visionary behind some of the world's most extraordinary experiential resorts.

Exclusive interview with Bill Bensley


Suggestions for designing better hotels

Experience Bill Bensley's game-changing 'White Paper - SENSIBLE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS' for designing climate-conscious hotels. Drawing on his extensive expertise in hotel design and sustainability, Bensley presents 20 actionable suggestions for creating environmentally responsible properties. Discover inspiring examples from our collection, including Four Seasons Tented Camp, Capella Ubud, Rosewood Luang Prabang, and Shinta Mani Wild. Together, let's embrace our role in education, water conservation, clean energy, waste reduction, wildlife protection, and more. Say goodbye to greenwashing and join the movement for genuine change. Explore the concise Sensible Sustainable Solutions (Bill Bensley's White Paper) for 20 actionable suggestions across three core pillars:

Build with a Purpose

Hotels with a strong sense of local community, educating guests and employees, creating new experiences and championing environment issues – all of this can increase profits.

Think Locally and Sustainably

Including everything from branded amenities, water bottling plants, sourcing locally and farming/landscaping in a way that is sensitive to both the community and environment.

Create Respectfully

The keys to building smart in terms of building materials and energy conservation through architecture, as well as aspects such as upcycling and using solar panels to harvest the sun.

Sensible Sustainable Solutions

By Bill Bensley

20 suggestions for designing better hotels to help fight climate change and make the world a better place.


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Let Us Help You

We provide expert guidance and support for sustainable lodging management. Our services include assessing performance, creating action plans, implementing sustainable practices, and monitoring progress. We help establish policies, train staff, engage communities, and promote sustainability. Enhance your lodging experience with our assistance, meeting the demand for eco-friendly and socially responsible travel options.

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Sustainable Lodging Management

We specialize in sustainability solutions to improve your operations. Our services include assessing sustainability performance, creating action plans, providing training, establishing standards, and designing sustainable guest experiences.  Our team consists of experienced sustainability specialists and accredited auditors for accommodations, travel agencies, and destinations, actively involved in international sustainability working groups.

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