HONG KONG / LONDON / NEW YORK - Regenerative Travel, a benefit corporation and online booking platform to a collection of independent hotels and lodges committed to regenerative hospitality, is excited to announce four new additions to the Regenerative Resorts portfolio. The new hotel members - Alladale Wilderness Reserve in Scotland, Chaa Creek in Belize, and Winterlake Lodge & Tutka Bay in Alaska- join an exceptional list of resorts handpicked for their dedication to the highest levels of social and environmental impact.
Initiatives from the new members range from an unwavering commitment to rewilding the Scottish Highlands to the founding of the Belize Foundation for Conservation. Joining the Regenerative Resorts portfolio connects members with a values-aligned community of hoteliers, providing a platform to share best practices and drive aspirations towards regenerative models. In creating the criteria for members Regenerative Travel stayed true to the brand ethos of inclusivity over exclusivity, creating a standard that is both objective and subjective, that is measurable but not fixed, that is rigorous but considers value and intent. Ultimately, empowering a collective that can fulfil its duty towards social justice and environmental regeneration while giving travellers a tool to make more informed decisions and discover destinations that align with their values.
Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Scotland
Regenerative Commitments: Unwavering commitment to rewilding The Highlands, zero-waste aquaponics vegetable garden supplying guest menus, extensive wildlife conservation and reintroduction initiatives. Great swathes of wilderness and freedom beckon at Alladale Wilderness Reserve, home to 23,000-acres of natural beauty. A selection of secluded luxury lodges provide the perfect base from which to explore the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands, both dramatic and serene, invigorating yet deeply grounding. Looking to showcase their commitments to the land and locals, guest experiences range from guided safaris, foraging and whiskey tasting, imbuing every guest with the Highland spirit of connectedness. With awards and industry recognition flooding in there’s no other luxury vacation that meets guest values quite like Alladale Wilderness Reserve.
Chaa Creek, Belize
Regenerative Commitments: Established the Belize Foundation for Conservation, full-time staff are comprised entirely of 155 Belizeans from the nearby towns and villages, Fully-Sponsored Secondary education scholarships & an Eco-Kids Summer Camp teaching environmental responsibility are just two examples of Chaa Creek’s commitment to Belizean school children. Founded on a collaborative relationship with the local community, Mick and Lucy Fleming’s Chaa Creek journey saw them transform a fledgeling farm, with no road access, into a pristine 400-acre private nature reserve boasting a selection of secluded Eco-luxury villas, suites, and cottages. Alongside the accommodation a butterfly farm, natural history centre, extensive trails for hiking, horse-riding, birdwatching and a Maya Organic Farm are all nestled along the Macal River that meanders through western Belize. Chaa Creek continues to enchant guests with an authentic experience of wilderness made effortlessly luxurious by the property’s tropical charm.
Within the Wild: Winterlake Lodge & Tuka Bay Lodge, Alaska
Regenerative Commitments: A 23-acre reserve is leased and conserved from the State of Alaska Mental Health Trust, detection & clearing of hunting camps, off-grid self-contained electric, sewer and water systems, all produce locally sourced- committed to only serve Alaskan fish. Owned and operated by Alaskan natives Kirsten and Carl Dixon, Within the Wild operates two highly-regarded adventure lodges. As one of the few Alaskan fly-in lodges open nearly all year Winterlake Lodge, situated in Alaska’s wild interior offers visitors the rare opportunity to experience America’s last frontier. A 4-day dog mushing school program and cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing in the dramatic Tordrillo Mountains and Rainy Pass being just some of the experience highlights. Meanwhile, Tutka Bay Lodge situated on a 9-mile fjord near the historic Herring Islands and the village of Seldovia along the diverse and unique Kachemak Bay has been a source of wonder and adventure since the day its doors opened. The lodge provides guests with opportunities to see whales and otters while sea-kayaking in the Pacific Ocean, enjoy glacier trekking, head out deep-sea fishing and to fly by Cessna-206 to a remote beach location to watch coastal brown bears graze along the shoreline.