ST. LUCIA (January 3, 2015) – Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, two of St. Lucia’s most picturesque resorts, have been recognized by the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers around the world plan ecologically responsible trips by identifying hotels engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders properties have to meet a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site. Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain, which are owned by husband-and-wife team Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy and offer majestic views of the twin peaks of the Piton mountains, earned gold and platinum designations, respectively.
Karolin Troubetzkoy, who serves as Executive Director, said she was honored by the elevated status: “My husband Nick, who designed and built both resorts, is known for going to extraordinary lengths to conserve the natural environment, and everything we have done reflects his philosophy. Our dedicated teams always go the extra mile to ensure our resorts protect our environment.”
“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these hotels and B&Bs, and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online community of more than 260 million travelers who visit the site each month.”
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, ENERGY STAR®, and the International Center for Responsible Tourism Canada, among other leading environmental organizations. For more information, visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.