10 Most Sustainable Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific.

10 Most Sustainable Hotels and Resorts in the Asia Pacific Region?

On Purpose Events brings you a carefully curated list of the top sustainable Hotels and Resorts in the Asia Pacific region. With our 15 years of expertise as a sustainable event management company and professional conference organisers, we shortlisted the top sustainable hotels and resorts with MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) capabilities and this comprehensive list is the result:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Singapore MICE

Where is the Marina Bay Sands located in Singapore?

Perched along the picturesque Marina Bay waterfront, the hotel boasts an iconic skyline presence and serves as a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city.

What makes Marina Bay Sands Unique?

The hotel stands tall as a celebrated fixture of Singapore’s skyline. The three towers feature an integrated sky deck called SkyPark which is 340 meters long and covers an astounding 12,400 square meters.

That’s not all. SkyPark boasts the world’s largest infinity pool which is 150 meters long. You can take a relaxing dip with a pina colada in hand overlooking the vibrant Singapore skyline spread out before you.

Sustainability at Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands has been at the forefront of environmental sustainability, prioritising eco-friendliness in their operations. Having successfully decoupled their carbon footprint from their business growth model, they have achieved a remarkable reduction of over 40% in carbon emissions since 2012.

Green Certifications
LEED® Platinum Green Building Certification

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Accommodating for MICE?
Yes, all facilities required.

Westin Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali

Westin Resort Nusa Dua

Where is the Westin Resort & Spa in Nusa Dua located?

Set along the stunning Nusa Dua coast line, nestled in the southernmost part of Bali, this resort is surrounded by tropical coral reefs and is frequently celebrated as one of Asia’s most breathtaking beaches.

What makes Westin Resort & Spa unique?

The Westin is both a resort and spa renowned for its rejuvenating holistic programs tailored to guests, emphasising health and mindfulness.

Sustainability Focus of Westin Resort & Spa

Westin has taken significant steps toward sustainability by appointing an Environmental Coordinator and initiating measures since 2020 to curtail energy usage by 30% in all rooms. They have also successfully reduced water consumption by 20%.

Since May 23, 2019, the resort stopped the distribution of plastic water bottles in guestrooms, meetings, and events, introducing eco-friendly glass bottles instead. This initiative has prevented 2000 bottles daily from potentially entering oceans or landfills, showcasing their commitment to environmental responsibility.

Green Certifications
Earth Check Silver Re-Certification

Accommodating for MICE?
Westin Resort & Spa houses state-of-the-art Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) that features 26 meeting rooms, 2,700 square meters of exhibition space, ballroom which can seat 2,500 guests, an auditorium, and WiFi connection.

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Park Hyatt, Tokyo

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Where is the Park Hyatt located in Tokyo?

The hotel sits atop a high-rise in Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku district. Featuring its distinctive three-tower design accented by glass pyramid atriums, it stands as a defining element of Shinjuku’s skyline, captivating the eyes of all passersby.

What makes the Park Hyatt unique?

Japan’s first Western luxury hotel, Park Hyatt was designed in 1994 by Pritzker Prize-winning Dr. Kenzo Tange who is known as the father of modern Japanese architecture.

However, Park Hyatt’s first big break came when it was featured in the 2003 film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray, and Scarlett Johannson. The hotel and its ambience played a big role in setting the mood of the film.

Hyatt’s unforgettable role in the film made it one of Tokyo’s most recognisable landmarks. Even two decades later, its connection to the film continues to resonate, solidifying its place as one of Tokyo’s most iconic landmarks.

Sustainability Focus at Park Hyatt Tokyo
Amongst other environmental initiatives introduced at the hotel, 80% of the lighting used is LED with the rest being energy-saving fluorescent. Plastic bottles have been switched to reusable aluminium bottles for all guests.

Green Certifications
MSC and ASC Chain of Custody Certification (CoC)

Accommodating for MICE?
The Hyatt’s central location in Tokyo makes it highly accessible for meetings and events. The ballroom and venetian room convert to fully-equipped meeting rooms with teleconferencing abilities and video walls.

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Where is the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour located in Sydney?

Strategically located in the heart of Sydney, Australia, the Sofitel Sydney is situated right on Darling Harbour waterfront and adjacent to the Sydney International Convention Centre. This upscale hotel enjoys a prime waterfront position, offering stunning views of the harbour, the Sydney Central Business District skyline, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

What makes Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour unique?

Sofitel is a luxury Sydney harbourside hotel with 590 well appointed rooms, including 35 premier suites. Spanning 35 floors within Darling Harbour’s tallest building, the Sheraton harmonises modern technology with contemporary design and stylish French influences.

Sustainability Focus

The Sofitel abandoned the use of all single-use plastics in 2022, all energy is generated from carbon free sources and any leftover soap and toiletries are donated to Soap Aid, an impactful initiative that recycles and distributes essential soap to communities confronting significant hygiene challenges.

Accor, the parent company of Sofitel, has partnered with myclimate, a prominent Swiss non-profit organization specialising in carbon accounting and climate protection. Together, they’ve launched the Net Zero Carbon Calculator, providing transparency regarding the carbon footprints of both room nights and events.

Green Certification
Green Globe Certified

Accommodating for MICE?
Yes. Everything you need is here, as well as Meeting Planner’s Net-Zero Carbon Calculator.

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Datai, Langkawi

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Location of Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi is a luxurious ecotourism resort situated right in the midst of a pristine 10-million-year-old rainforest on the Langkawi island in Malaysia.

What makes the Datai Langkawi unique?

Set in one of the most pristine natural environments on Earth, The Datai Langkawi features architecture seamlessly integrated into the rainforest surroundings. Guests have the opportunity to observe dusky langurs, common civet cats, long-tailed macaques, an array of hornbill species, and playful squirrels, all thriving around the property’s lush surroundings.

Accommodating for MICE?

Spanning 100 square meters and accommodating up to 50 participants, the meeting room is designed for both full-day and half-day meetings. It features ample natural daylight, WiFi connectivity, and is complemented by an adjacent 75 square-meter pre-function foyer with a comfortable seating area.

Sustainability Focus

The resort is dedicated to sustainability, offering eco-friendly amenities such as leaf baskets made from upcycled plastic strips and 100% natural bamboo straws sourced from Sarawak. Guests are provided with reusable stainless steel flasks for excursions, while wooden and bamboo toiletries further promote sustainability. To minimise waste, the resort uses compostable takeaway boxes for food and beverage service.

Green Certification
EarthCheck ECO Certification Program for terrestrial projects

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Alila Seminyak, Bali

Where is the Alila Seminyak located in Indonesia?

Alila Seminyak is situated in the heart of Seminyak, a vibrant beach town on Bali’s southwest coast known for its chic atmosphere, trendy beach clubs, upscale shopping, and lively nightlife, offering a perfect mix of relaxation and sophistication.

What makes Alila Seminyak unique?

Alila Seminyak distinguishes itself through its exclusive beachfront location, offering guests direct access to the stunning shores of Seminyak. With a contemporary and minimalist design influenced by Balinese traditions, the resort provides a chic and stylish setting for meetings and events.

Alila’s rooftop bar and infinity pool showcase panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, creating a sense of a luxury retreat. The culinary experiences, wellness offerings at Spa Alila, commitment to sustainability, and personalised services further contribute to the resort’s unique allure.

Sustainability Focus

Alila Seminyak was made with locally sourced materials and meets EarthCheck standards for sustainable tourism. They have a PLEDGE™ on Food Waste Certification, emphasizing a conscious approach to reducing the resort’s food waste.

Seasalt, the resort’s signature restaurant, uses traditional organic Kusamba salt from East Bali and has a hydroponic garden for growing organic ingredients. The resort also sponsors students through the Food for Thought scholarship program, contributing to community development by enhancing Bali’s food and beverage industry with training and mentorship opportunities for disadvantaged students from the Bali Children Foundation.

Green Certification
EarthCheck Certified. Green Globe Certified with the highest rating.

Accommodating for MICE?
Alila Seminyak provides an impressive setting for MICE and Corporate Events. The venue comprises diverse indoor event spaces, an open-air terrace, and event lawns, offering ideal settings for all occasions and accommodating up to 250 guests.

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Uma Paro, Bhutan


Where is the COMO Uma Paro located?

Nestled at the heart of a Himalayan kingdom, COMO Uma Paro sits on a tree-clad hill with panoramic views overlooking the town of Paro, just a 10-minute drive from Bhutan’s international airport.

Sustainability Focus

Bhutan stands out as the only carbon-negative country globally. Over 60% of its land is still lush with native forests, preserved in their natural beauty.

Back in 2008, Bhutan made Gross National Happiness (GNH) a fundamental part of its constitution. Unlike GDP, GNH isn’t about consumption or production; it’s all about looking after the collective well-being of people in the country.

Bhutan follows the “High Value, Low Impact” tourism policy and imposes a US$250 a day per person visa fee for all tourists coming to the country. A percentage of this fee directly goes into the Sustainable Development Fund.

At COMO Uma Paro, the hotel has helped reforest the hillside with local trees and are developing wildflower meadows and organic gardens.

Green Certification

Accommodating for MICE?
COMO Uma Paro was awarded a nomination for Bhutan’s Best MICE Hotel in 2021.

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The Slate, Phuket, Thailand

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Where is The Slate located in Thailand?

The Slate is located amid turquoise waters and untouched natural sands of Yai Nang beach on Phuket’s calm Northern shore bordered by dazzling Andaman sea.

What makes The Slate unique?

The Slate is a boutique hotel that derives its inspiration from the island’s tin mining history even using some of the remnants of a century-old mine as construction material.

The Slate is an avantgarde industrial masterpiece that seamlessly blends exposed beams, blackened metals, polished concrete, and intentionally raw plumbing fixtures with familiar elements like Thai silks and rattan furnishings. The outcome is a truly distinctive and unique ambiance.

Sustainability Focus

The Slate prioritises sustainability, starting with eliminating plastic straws and reducing annual consumption from 68,500 to around 7,000 paper ones annually. The resort’s commitment extends to installing a water treatment system, saving 280,000 plastic bottles annually, using eco-friendly packaging, and implementing sustainable practices in guest rooms, tours, and behind-the-scenes operations.

Green Certification
SHA Plus Certified

Accommodating for meetings and events
The Slate provides unique settings and top-notch facilities for various meetings and events, from business gatherings to conventions. Set within expansive and creatively designed grounds, surrounded by lush jungle and serene lotus ponds, it offers modern amenities such as LCD projection, programmable stage lighting, large-scale presentation screens, and more.

Bawah Reserve, Indonesia

Where is the Bawah Reserve located in Indonesia?

The Bawah Reserve is a one-of-a-kind nautical paradise that comprises 6 pristine islands, 13 beaches, and 3 lagoons. It is sheltered in the remote Anambas Archipelago in Indonesia, just 300 kilometers from Singapore.

What makes Bawah Reserve unique?

Bawah is secluded, situated on the outskirts of the Coral Triangle, renowned as the ‘Amazon of the Seas’ for its incredible biodiversity. Accessible from Singapore within a two-hour seaplane ride, and with no island closer than 30 nautical miles, Bawah Reserve boasts its own independent ecosystem.

Sustainability Focus

Ongoing marine life surveys at Bawah have identified 240 species of reef fish on the southeastern reefs, with two marine biologists overseeing the creation of 10 coral tree nurseries and 21 artificial reefs. Fishing is prohibited around the islands, contributing to the removal of approximately 16 tonnes of discarded fishing nets and plastic from local reefs.

Recognised as one of Indonesia’s most environmentally conscious resorts, Bawah Reserve received the Starfish Signing Blue Certificate from WWF-Indonesia and it now hosts Indonesia’s largest floating solar panel farm. Comprising 18 floating solar platforms, this sustainable energy solution significantly reduces reliance on fuel, saving 468 litres of diesel per day and cutting CO2 emissions, equivalent to offsetting the carbon emissions from 261 London to Jakarta flights annually.

Green Certifcation
Starfish Signing Blue Certificate from WWF Indonesia

Accommodating for meetings and events
The Bawah Reserve has fast WiFi internet and all facilities needed for MICE.

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Six Senses, Phuket

Where is the Six Senses Yao Noi located?

Six Senses is situated on a tranquil Andaman beach, just a 45-minute cruise from Phuket, offering stunning views of the magnificent Phang Nga Bay—a true seascape paradise.

What makes Six Senses Yao Noi unique?

Six Senses exudes a Jungle Book charm in a really refined way. Nestled on a serene Southern Thailand beach, it stands apart from the bustling, overdeveloped shores nearby. Its exceptional spa services, set in a stilted village, offer a dreamy escape from the hustle and bustle of Thailand.

Sustainability Focus

Six Senses embodies sustainability in its DNA, offering guests a genuine behind-the-scenes experience showcasing practices such as repurposing furniture, sourcing drinking water from deep wells, and virtually banning plastic throughout the resort.

Six Senses Yao Noi’s Clean Water Project has positively affected over 102,976 community members. Beyond providing clean drinking water, the resort, committed to environmental sustainability, engages in community clean-up initiatives, distributes reusable water bottles, and invests in medical, educational, and environmental projects.

The property’s impressive environmental record is reflected in its design, using natural materials to harmonize with the landscape and incorporating sustainable villa construction techniques to optimize natural light and minimize heat absorption.

Green Certification
HICAP 2020 Sustainable Hotel Award

Accommodating for meetings and events
Six Senses has free and fast WiFi and many meeting room facilities to cater for your next meeting, event or incentive trip.

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