| ‘The Cool Place’ | Just a five minute walk from Waikiki beach, tucked in between high-rise hotels, fancy restaurants and the haute couture shopping district, lies a true Hawaiian oasis—Aqua Bamboo. As you enter this boutique, award-winning green “condotel” (meaning each unit is privately owned), you leave behind the chaos and enter a peaceful sanctuary […]


| Green Travel News | Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, which opened a year ago in December 2013, has achieved LEED certification as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The upscale, urban timeshare resort hotel earned the internationally recognized certification for implementing environmentally friendly construction practices and building systems. “Hokulani Waikiki […]


| Green Travel News | Halekulani, on Honolulu‘s Waikiki beach, is the first U.S. luxury hotel offering “GMO-free cuisine”—organic gourmet menu items free of genetically modified organisms (GMO). In order to ensure that food items contain a minimal amount of chemicals and pollutants, Halekulani sources produce from local organic farms. All dairy, fish, meat, fruits […]


|On The Beach | Could there be a cooler shade of green? Lodging with a leading Oahu environmentalist who lives where Hawaii’s Green Sea turtles do…which also happens to be one of the North Shore’s most famous surf spots. The Turtle Lady, she’s often called. But you could just as easily call her The Beach […]


| NYC … LA … SF? | It’s definitely Waikiki outside. And this is Hotel Renew, Honolulu’s first upscale boutique hotel with a hip, eco vibe. No tiki torches here. Instead you find a lobby space of limestone and sand-blasted oak. And before you can check out the sleek lobby lounge, you’re handed a naturally […]

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