New Delhi

ITC, the Indian luxury group that calls itself the greenest hotel chain on earth, is adding specially cleaned and filtered rooms to its sustainability portfolio. ITC Maurya, the company’s flagship in New Delhi, now has 80 allergy-friendly rooms and has upgraded systems to eliminate up to 100 percent of ultra fine particles known to cause disease

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| Green Travel News | All eight ITC luxury hotels in India have been awarded LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. This, says ITC, makes it the “greenest luxury hotel chain in the world.” The chain markets itself with a credo of “Responsible Luxury” that “integrates world-class green best practices with contemporary […]

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| Leela Palace & Green Leaf | India is continual contradiction. She is constant surprise. Hotels back in America have only recently begun to integrate energy conservation into their design and construction, yet here in New Delhi I find two new hotels that are not only very green but have been designed with the prestigious […]

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| Green Travel News | After extensive customer research, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces has rebranded 16 of its hotels to its new upper-upscale Vivanta by Taj. The hotels join the 3 existing Vivanta by Taj properties to create a brand that will grow organically to more than 30 hotels in India with more than 5 […]

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| Delhi’s Mission Possible? | How is it that India’s vast capital city, roundly maligned in the past as among the world’s most toxic metropolises, now says it hopes to be pollution-free in 2010? It’s a story line as unlikely as, say, Slum Dog Millionaire sweeping the Oscars, and, yes, it seems totally improbable to us. […]

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| Inspiration to Millions | If you don’t know her amazing story, you should. She’s Vandana Shiva, environmental guru and so much more. Based in New Delhi, she’s been a thorn in the side of GMO thugs like Monsanto and became high priestess of India’s tree huggers as far back as the 1970s. She’s fought […]

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