Wish We Were Here: Leonardo DiCaprio's New Eco-Friendly Hotel
The environmentally conscious actor's forthcoming eco-resort in Belize checks all the right boxes.
There's no denying the restorative benefits of breaking out of your daily routine and going on vacation. Studies show it can leave you feeling refreshed, more creative, and generally happier regardless of how luxe your accommodations are. Now imagine that vacation on steroids—and staying in a place where the shower water is infused with vitamin C, juicing stations are built-in, and the lighting reflects your natural circadian rhythms, promoting alertness during the day and restfulness during the evening hours. Add to that a tropical location, an A-list owner, and a focus on conservation and environmentally-friendly practices, and you've got the mother of all eco-resorts.
Set to open in 2018, on the remote island of Blackadore Caye, off the coast of Belize, the hotel is the result of a partnership between Leonardo DiCaprio, the luxury real estate developer Delos, and the architect Jason F. McLennon. If the company's premier project—a wellness-focused apartment building in New York City—is any indication, interiors will also be stylishly soothing, with streamlined furnishings, a neutral color palette, and aesthetically pleasing statement pieces by the likes of Lindsey Adelman and Apparatus Studio. It may be three years in the making but consider our bags packed.