Five Star Alliance
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Green Hotels: Mandarin Oriental Miami Volunteers in the Everglades
July 6, 2011By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Mandarin Oriental MiamiIts sister hotel may be hogging the spotlight in Paris (talk about a wow-worthy debut!), but the Mandarin Oriental Miami has also been making headlines. Recently the staff of the five-star spa took a volunteer trip to Everglades National Park to work in the "Hole-in-the-Donut" Restoration area-- a 6,600-acre portion of the park that's been overrun by exotic, invasive plants. Previously farmland, the area was planted with Brazilian Pepper in order to aerate the soil around tomato plants and green beans. Alas, the Brazilian Pepper samba-ed its way across the land, quickly taking over the habitat and disrupting the natural ecosystem. The Mandarin Oriental Miami to the rescue. The spa staff-- clad in long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect against sun, insects, and poison ivy-- pulled up the weeds and replanted the landscape with native trees. Next time you hit up the spa, book the Thai Herbal Compress Ritual, and the Mandarin will donate a native tree to the Everglades.


Related Hotels

Turnberry Isle Miami

Aventura, United States

Secluded on 300 tropical acres, this stunning... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Four Seasons Miami

Miami, United States

The 221-room Hotel Is Part Of The Multi-use Four Seasons Hotel... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Fisher Island Hotel And Resort

Fisher Island, United States

Few if any beach & golf vacation destinations today provide the... more >>

Style:
Boutique/Design
Rating:


Acqualina Resort and Spa On The Beach

Sunny Isles Beach, United States

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach epitomizes the... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Mandarin Oriental Miami

Miami, United States

A taste of Asian serenity in exhilarating Miami. Guests enjoy... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating: