عنوان مقاله [English]
Theory of sustainable development was proposed in 1970s, and its foundations were implemented gradually by international organizations and national governments. Emphasis on protecting the environment, reducing energy use, preserving environmental values, along with helping local societies in their development are among principles emerged in designing and managing hotels and accommodations, so that since 1990s eco-hotel acts as a distinctive brand in the global market and especially in countries with an active economy in tourism. Eco-tourism management with a particular emphasis on “essential preservation for development and essential development for preservation strategy” seeks to play an active role in the realization of sustainable development according to the agenda agreed by governments. Plans implemented in the process of designing and managing by eco-hotel brand have been so significant that other countries now view its principles a special necessity.
The present article seeks to investigate the basic requirements of approaching eco-hotel in Iran. The results of this documentary-analytic study indicate that Iran environmental values and geographic diversity, along with principled utilization of environmental values and creating maximum adaptability between hotels and residences with the characteristics of every place and area requires the application of particular guidelines