A True Green Miami Hotel

Since 2010 our “Inspired by Nature” Program is our Environmental Action Plan which has guided us in our endeavor to help preserve the environment and care for the world we live in. We continually strive to improve our operations and increase our community involvement to become more sustainable and continue setting an example in our industry.

These are some of our accomplishments so far, for a full list of initiatives, please click here.

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100% Disposable Plastic Free

It is our goal to operate with absolutely no use of disposable plastics by the end of 2020. So far, we have added in-room aluminum and cardboard water bottles, along aluminum water bottles in meeting rooms. We have implemented the use of eco-friendly take-away and disposable containers made of materials like bagasse, cardboard, and wood, limiting our use of corn-starch and bio-plastic. By the end of the year, we will also have added refillable, eco-friendly BeeKind in-room shower amenities to each guest bathroom, in addition to in-room dry-cleaning bags made of cloth.


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Conserving Natural Resources

  • At The Palms Hotel and Spa, we are committed to the conservation of natural resources wherever possible. Our bathrooms are installed with low flow showers and sinks, in addition to eco-friendly toilets. Our quick-dry bathrobes, linen/towel re-use program, and guest in-room program allow for more conservation of materials, while LED lighting and UV windows throughout the hotel allow for more environmentally friendly use of electricity.
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Raising Environmental Awareness in our Associates, Guests, and Community

We aim to educate and inspire all people in our community in regards to the environment. For this reason, The Palms Hotel and Spa has its own line-level green team on staff to exercise the best practices in sustainability. Training in recycling and green initiatives is implemented by our team, and local beach clean-ups led by our volunteers take place every quarter.

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Sourcing Food Sustainably and Locally

  • At Essensia Restaurant and Lounge, we follow a true farm-to-table philosophy. Most fruits and vegetables are locally grown and harvested from our chef’s organic garden, while meats and poultry are naturally farmed and certified organic whenever possible. Wines are 100% sustainably farmed, and seafood is harvested sustainably with an emphasis on local sourcing.
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Beach Cleanup

Are taking care of the environment and being more involved in the community some of your personal priorities? Then join our volunteers at the beach for a three-hour event to help make our world a cleaner place and protect our local wildlife!

Upcoming Beach Cleanups:

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Partners

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The Surfrider Foundation dedicates itself to the protection of the world's oceans through a network of worldwide activists. Founded in 1997, the Miami chapter of this organization is devoted to keeping local beaches and oceans clean.

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Founded in 1989, Slow Food is a non-profit, member-supported organization supporting a grassroots movement to counter fast food and unsound practices in the industry. The association focuses on local sourcing and sustainability.

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Pirani produces reusable insulated tumbler cups to reduce the use of harmful materials, like single-use plastics. They aim to bring reliable and innovative products to the market that encourage people to live more sustainably.

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Kind Traveler is a hotel booking platform that enables travelers to positively impact destinations they visit. The organization offers guests over 50 charities to support, a simple direct booking process, and a curated selection of hotels that care.

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A non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals, especially youth, to lead in the response to climate change and other environmental challenges facing South Florida since 2006. 

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Ocean Conservancy works to protect the world's oceans from its greatest threats, including pollution, overfishing, and ocean acidification. Through science-based solutions, Ocean Conservancy supports the health of the oceans, and the wildlife within them.