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Stay Eco: Los Angeles

by Organic Spa Magazine

Exterior shot of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow 

Many with LEED certification, these LA destinations are breaking ground in eco-design with water-efficient fixtures, windows, rooftops and use of sustainable materials. Enjoy farm-to-table menus in the hotels’ accredited restaurants and at the spas.

Hotel Wilshire - A Kimpton Hotel

Lounge at one of the best rooftop pools in Los Angeles, featuring The Roof on Wilshire where celebrity chef, Eric Greenspan, prepares New American bistro cuisine and garden-to-glass cocktails. Enjoy access to complimentary PUBLIC bikes, pet-friendly amenities, in-room spa services plus in-room yoga mats, all accompanied by vibrant Southern California vibes. hotelwilshire.com

Ambrose Hotel

LEED certified, amongst many more awards and certifications, the Ambrose Hotel boasts green features for your Santa Monica stay, including a complimentary Organic Continental Breakfast, organic coffee, preferred hybrid vehicle parking, a 24-hour fitness center, and in-room recycling containers. Enjoy your green experience with natural bath products and a mini bar stocked with healthy snacks! ambrosehotel.com

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow

Nestled on the ocean, the Fairmont, a recipient of the Green Hotel Certification, offers contemporary beach-house style with organic elements and patterns throughout. Exhale Mind Body Spa features award-winning spa therapies and fitness classes. Fig Restaurant serves up fresh local, organic dishes, with ingredients sourced from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. fairmont.com/santa-monica/

Palomar – A Kimpton Hotel

Eco-friendly wellness amenities include in-room yoga mats, in-room spa services, in-room recycling, water-efficient fixtures, organic mini bar options and a 24-hour fitness center. Dine in at BLVD 16 for a “farm-to-fabulous” experience with local, sustainable dishes from Chef Grace Gonzalez. Palomar is also pet-friendly. hotelpalomar-beverlyhills.com

The Shore Hotel

The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica offers guests the ultimate eco-getaway with a solar-heated swimming pool and a newly installed AquaRecycle system that reduces carbon water emissions and laundry water usage by 80 percent. The LEED-Gold certified oceanfront property is equipped with eco-friendly carpet and wall coverings, and side tables crafted from certified wood by the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council. shorehotel.com

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Earning the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, this 21-story hotel is an environmentally responsible place to be. Relax on the rooftop pool with stunning views of downtown LA. Fill up at Ford’s Filling Station L.A. LIVE with sustainable, seasonal cuisine crafted by Chef Ben Ford. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxjw-jw-marriott-los-angeles-la-live/

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Energy-efficient windows, “cool roof” installation, and extensive use of sustainable materials earned The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles LEED Silver certification. The 26th floor outdoor rooftop swimming pool offers guests beautiful city and mountain views. Unwind at the Ritz-Carlton Spa and enjoy a Garden to Glamorous Seasonal Scrub, which embodies the “farm to table” philosophy with in-season herbs and botanicals; cleanse your pores with the California Organic Facial, performed with Eminence Organic Skincare. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/los-angeles

Los Feliz Lodge

Located just outside of Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, Los Feliz Lodge bungalows and villas offer guests a homey stay in the city. Designed by local eco-conscious interior designers, the Los Feliz Casitas and Vista Villas also feature 100 percent organic cotton and bamboo linens, and courtyard and patio access. losfelizlodge.com

Venice Beach Eco-Cottages

Organic from top to bottom, these urban retreats bring the relaxation of a cabin to the lively city. Choose from three solar-powered urban retreats featuring whole house water filtration and EnergyStar appliances. From non-toxic paint to natural, fragrance free cleaning supplies, their construction features environmentally conscious, repurposed materials to create the perfect blend of modern luxury and vintage flair. Rest your head on the comfort of organic mattresses and linens, while also knowing that VBEC donates a portion of profits to charity. venicebeachecocottages.com

Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

As the first hotel to receive the Green Seal Silver Certification in 2009, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites has reduced its carbon footprint reduction with water and energy conservation. The hotel invested in its environmentally-friendly practices and has saved an estimated $225,000 per year. Eco-friendly practices include recycling program, composting of food waste, light sensors, water conserving fixtures, biodegradable washing detergent, and non-phosphate, non-toxic cleaning products. thebonaventure.com

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