Good Hotel Antigua
Good Hotel Antigua, in Guatemala, more than lives up to its name. It offers hospitality training for the unemployed and donates its profits to Niños de Guatemala, a charity supporting the education of children from low-income families. It’s intended to boost local business, so everything you see in the hotel comes from either Antigua or the towns in the volcanic mountains around it – including the deliciously scented all-natural soaps in the bathrooms and the hand-moulded tiles covering the floors. In contrast to the vividly coloured, colonial casas (houses) that line Antigua’s streets, the hotel has airy rooms that are minimalist in style with pale wooden furniture and geometric designs. Book the Patio Room for a private terrace and outdoor rain shower, and don’t check out without taking a trip across town to pick up your own artisanal crafts from the local market.