Originally published in the Winter + Spring 2019-2020 issue.
A new hotel in Colorado Springs has made it easier to embrace personal wellness and environmental consciousness while you travel. Created by Soul Community Planet out of San Clemente, California, SCP Hotel Colorado Springs was born out of a vision to provide holistic hospitality experiences for individuals desiring to make positive choices for themselves and the planet. Soul Community Planet donates five percent of its profits to charitable causes that support its core values.
SCP Colorado Springs opened in 2018 after an extensive renovation that used recycled, natural and low-toxicity materials. It is comprised of 174 hotel rooms, a fitness center with monthly fitness and yoga classes, the SCP Commons creative co-working space and the Provisions market, featuring healthy, locally-sourced food and drink.
“Our vision is to make the world a better place by serving those who value personal wellness, social good and the environment,” said Soul Community Planet co-founder and CEO Ken Cruse.
The eco-industrial design of the guest rooms is minimalist in decor and designed for rest and relaxation with a focus on mitigating sound and light, while maximizing comfort and cleanliness. From low flow toilets and water fixtures to native landscaping, SCP works to minimize water consumption. With a goal to reduce overall waste (plastics and other) by 50 percent as compared to a typical hotel, SCP hotels do not use plastic water bottles, straws or plasticware.
Through their “One Tree: One Forest” program, Soul Community Planet is helping to reforest unnaturally deforested areas around the world by donating the estimated cost to plant a tree to the One Tree Planted organization every time a guest stays overnight in one of its SCP Hotels.
Stay at SCP for an experience of wellness and play. The hotel serves kombucha on tap along with local craft beer, and with its two pools, fitness center and other amenities, SCP Colorado Springs is the ideal base camp for mindful travel and adventure.
Photos courtesy of SCP Hotel.