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In a recent Orbitz survey, 63% of Millennial travelers said the hotel amenity they’d most like to see is more plants in their hotel rooms. The desire for living, breathing elements shouldn’t be that surprising, considering how all travelers are increasingly seeking refuge from their tech-dominated lives. And with National Indoor Plant Week upon us (September 16–20), we thought there’s no better time to highlight some of our favorite foliage-filled hotels. Whether they lie far out in the deep woods or in the middle of an urban metropolis, these properties set the standard for putting plant life front and center as part of the hotel experience. And what’s even better is that Orbitz is now offering $50 in Orbucks*—aka free travel dollars—to guests who book any of these 10 plant-filled properties during National Indoor Plant Week (just sign in to, or sign up for, Orbitz Rewards at the time of booking to take advantage of this promotion).

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PUBLIC Hotel NYC

PUBLIC, NYC

PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager Hotel

Designed by Ian Schrager (Studio 54 founder turned boutique hotel impresario), PUBLIC Hotel NYC combines contemporary design with urban greenery in a modern, fashionable way. A full wall of trees and foliage disguises the hotel’s façade, a stark contrast from the endless brick and concrete found everywhere else on the Lower East Side. Even when you’re inside, plants are perfectly situated outside the windows of common spaces to mask any notion that you happen to be in heart of one of the biggest cities on the planet. As you can tell by the name, PUBLIC Hotel NYC is about coming together. Book a table at PUBLIC Kitchen, the Jean-Georges eatery that uses organic green market fruits and vegetables, and makes you feel like you’re dining in an enchanting garden. Don’t forget to grab a cocktail before or after your meal at Bowery Garden, the hotel’s expansive outdoor terrace inspired by the great gardens of Paris and Italy.

Park MGM Las Vegas

Park MGM, Las Vegas

Park MGM

One of the newest hotels to grace the Vegas Strip (formerly the Monte Carlo), the Park MGM draws inspiration from both the bright lights of Sin City and the calming ambiance of urban parks and gardens. It’s a welcoming and well-balanced contrast, perfect for those who want all the fun of Vegas without the over-the-top sensory overload. Tranquil guest rooms with Hunter Green accent walls and live plants provide a peaceful refuge at the end of a long night on the town. Restaurant Primrose offers patio dining under lantern lights dangling from the trees in a garden-like setting while beautiful blossoms and fragrant eucalyptus adorn the tables and bar area. But the apotheosis of the hotel’s park vibe is the flower-filled lobby whose ceiling is covered in giant tree roots.

The Miami Edition

Miami Beach EDITION

Miami Beach EDITION

Palm trees pepper the poolside setting at Miami’s swanky Miami Beach EDITION, but the greenery doesn’t stop there. The hotel’s chic white interior and minimalist vibe is brought to life with a whole forest of potted palms in the lobby, bar and common spaces. Most spectacular of all, though, has to be the property’s restaurant, Matador Room. Stag horn ferns drape from trellises and row after row of brilliant fuchsia bougainvillea plants line the enchanting dining space of this beloved Jean-Georges hot spot.

The LINE Hotel,  Los Angeles

LINE Hotel, Los Angeles

LINE Hotel

You may be in the heart of LA’s funky and creative Koreatown, but when you sink into a plum-colored booth at the LINE LA’s Openaire restaurant, you’ll think you’re in a serene greenhouse far, far away from La La Land. Sit poolside at this contemporary hotel restaurant; the entire dining space at Openaire is made of glass windows, including the ceiling. This creates an incredible ambiance for a fun gathering with friends, as well as an ideal space for plants to happily flourish in the heart of the city. Inside the hotel’s guest rooms, citrus shades of lime green furniture and clementine cushions provide a playful pop against the hotel’s industrial chic design.

Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Biltmore Santa Barbara, California

Biltmore Santa Barbara

Over 75 species of palm trees grace the grounds of the Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Without a doubt, this glamorous California hotel has one of the most brilliantly landscaped properties in the entire country. Forests of birds of paradise plants and endless succulents, ferns and ficus grow throughout the garden spaces, and all around the impeccably manicured lawns. Vibrant pink and purple bougainvillea flowers drape the down sides of the hotel’s Spanish colonial style buildings. Truly a tropical retreat, the Four Season’s 22 lush acres overlook the Pacific Ocean to the west while the Santa Ynez mountains loom in the east.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

The 1 Hotels brand is renowned for bringing the outdoors in. Walk off the city streets and into the lobby of any 1 Hotel property, and greenery envelops you. Floor to ceiling “living walls” fill the lobby while potted vines dangle from above. The plant life continues onto each guest floor with fern panels in the hallways and potting boxes by the bathrooms. All 1 Hotel properties offer an oasis of green in contrast to the city life outside, but only at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will you get all that plus stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge, East River and Manhattan skyline. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge also has one of the coolest rooftop pools in all of New York City.

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville

One of Nashville’s most famous landmarks, the Gaylord Opryland Resort is renowned for is grandiose feel and all-you-could-wish-for-and-more amenities. It’s one of those epic properties that you could walk in for a weekend getaway and not leave until checkout. There’s just that much to do and see. The resort boasts more than 15 restaurants, a full-service spa, plenty of shopping, a waterpark and fun year-round events. Throughout the palatial interior, you’ll find gardens, streams, fish-filled ponds, and even waterfalls. Walking through the Opryland feels more like walking through a lush storybook garden than a hotel. Fun for all ages, Opryland offers exciting activities and events year-round, but we particularly love their epic lights display during the holidays!

El Portal Sedona Hotel

El Portal Hotel Sedona, Arizona

El Portal Hotel Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel boasts a magical garden ambiance that makes it one of the most romantic properties in the Southwest. Lush, leafy trees loom above the pathways alongside the adobe-style buildings, and trellises peppered with twinkle lights provide a canopy for outdoor common spaces. Gather with your special someone beneath the foliage and lights, and cozy up in one of El Portal’s fireside Adirondack chairs. This cozy boutique hotel is also one of the best pet-friendly properties in the country, with many guest rooms offering outdoor fenced-in pet patios!

The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin

American Club at Kohler, Wisconsin

American Club at Kohler

Spanning thousands of acres of wooded landscape and world-class golf courses (including the famed Whistling Strait), Destination Kohler located just outside Sheboygan is a beloved nature-driven retreat for both Midwesterners and travelers from all over the world. While there are multiple lodging options at this Forbes Five-Star Award-winner, the American Club at Kohler is its shining star. The stately 1918 Tudor-style building is surrounded by well-manicured gardens and received a garden botanic certification in 2004. One not-to-miss highlight for green thumbs, though, is the property’s antique solarium, which was disassembled in the north of England and reassembled at Kohler as The Greenhouse, a cafe serving sandwiches and sweets.

The Little Nell, Aspen

Little Nell, Aspen

Little Nell, Aspen

Take a dip in the pool at this boutique Colorado property and you’ll feel like you’re taking a plunge in the deep woods. Giant pines surround The Little Nell’s bewitching pool area while the snow-capped Rocky Mountains loom majestically in the distance. This 5-star, 5-daimond property lies at the doorstep of endless outdoor adventure, and it’s the only hotel in Aspen to offer ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen Mountain. Even though The Little Nell is situated downtown, it fully embraces Colorado’s spectacular scenery. The on-site garden supplies fresh veggies and herbs for both the hotel restaurants. Autumn is an especially good time to visit, as the electric fall foliage fully envelopes The Little Nell, and a quick ride up the nearby summit will let you take it all in from 11,200 feet!

Promotional Orbucks Terms & Conditions: *To be eligible for this promotion, you must be signed into your Orbitz Rewards member account at time of booking or, if you are not a member, join Orbitz Rewards at time of booking. This promotion is available on the following select 10 hotels: Public Hotel NYC, 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Park MGM Vegas, The Miami Edition, Openaire at the LINE Hotel LA, Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Opryland Hotel, El Portal Sedona, American Club at Kohler, WI, The Little Nell Aspen. Book an eligible hotel stay for at least one (1) night and receive $50 bonus Orbucks. Offer is valid for bookings made from September 16, 2019 at 12:01AM CT to September 20, 2019 at 11:59PM CT. Limit one award of Bonus Orbucks pursuant to this promotion per itinerary and per Orbitz Rewards account. Bonus Orbucks expire if not redeemed within 60 days of issuance. Offer is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Offer cannot be combined with any other Bonus Orbucks offer onsite. Bonus Orbucks will be deposited in your account within approximately 5 business days of booking. If you cancel your eligible booking after the Bonus Orbucks are deposited in your account, Orbitz reserves the right to remove the Bonus Orbucks. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Usual booking terms and conditions apply and all bookings are subject to availability. Orbitz Rewards Terms and Conditions apply.

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Compass + Twine
Sarah Driggs and Lindsay Ridenour are the story-tellers behind the NYC-based luxury travel blog, Compass + Twine. Follow along on Instagram @compassandtwine as they unearth some of the best hotels and travel experiences around the globe. From scenic landscapes to local cafés, they reveal the true character of a destination, always highlighting the best place to stay on compassandtwine.com .

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