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Enjoy Luxury with a Conscience at Miami’s Palms Hotel & Spa

by Eugenia Lazaris

Mar 22, 2024

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Destinations / North America

Sustainability is a hot topic in travel these days, but is it really possible to find a hotel that delivers on the promise and still maintains a level of luxury family travelers are looking for? At Miami’s Palms Hotel & Spa, a member of the Beyond Green family of properties going above and beyond in their commitment to the planet, it is more than possible…it is reality.


Beyond Green, an organization founded in 2021 that focuses on the core values of Nature, Culture and Community, was designed to help transform the global travel and tourism industry by encouraging sustainability from a holistic approach.


Member properties are required to undergo a rigorous application process covering more than 50 sustainability standards and must maintain those high standards through a re-inspection and certification process every two years. By working with Beyond Green, this oceanfront property is able to offer guests a luxury stay that is not just eco-conscious, but also offers sustainable approaches to everything so guests can focus on their own relaxation and wellness.


Planning a stay at Palms Hotel & Spa not only places you on the pulse of Miami Beach’s stunning coastline where white sands, clear water and blue skies are standard, but you also get to relax and enjoy the luxurious surroundings knowing the work having an eco-conscious vacation has already been done for you. Thoughtful choices are easy to make because every detail of the property has been designed with sustainability in mind. The resort eliminated single-use plastic bottles and features even the smallest details like wooden drink stirrers and agave straws.


The resort’s restaurant utilizes locally sourced ingredients and organic juices, and guestrooms are equipped with natural bath products and compostable coffee pods. Environmentally friendly touches are found throughout the property, some of which guests see and some they won’t even notice. Controlled air conditioning and lighting keep energy use down in guestrooms and common areas while low-energy washers and dryers help reduce and conserve energy behind the scenes.


The resort, in keeping with the Beyond Green mission, takes its sustainability efforts far beyond the property and guest experience, carrying out amazing efforts to restore and preserve the beach it calls home. Beach cleanup events are held regularly (always a great way to teach the kids to give back during a vacation) and the resort works with Beyond Green, the local government, the community and its guests to enact and carry out measures and events designed to protect the beach, the water and the reef that Florida’s native sea life call home.


This partnership with Beyond Green and Palms Hotel & Spa is the perfect way to teach kids that pairing fun and sustainability is not only possible but it can also be done in one of the country’s most prestigious vacation destinations without having to compromise your values.


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