7 luxe green hotels

Earth Day is nearly upon us: treat the planet — and yourself — right at one of these lavish eco-friendly escapes.

When it comes to travel, it’s easier than ever to be green. And today's uber-posh accommodations mean there's no roughing it required. At these high-end hotels, hand-picked by Equinox’s Vice President of Design Aaron Richter, the staff saves the Earth while providing the ultimate creature comforts. "Choosing a hotel is a deliberate act of embracing the local climate and habitat — these hotels all remind you that you’ve arrived in a unique destination and help you appreciate your location," Richter says. "When you consider your surroundings, travel becomes much deeper and you feel more connected." Get a glimpse of some of the world's most extravagant eco-conscious destinations in the slideshow above. As far as we're concerned, they are paradise, found.

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