At Queens Meadows, we recognise that it is also our responsibility to safeguard the Himalayan ecosystem. We take pride in being a naturally balanced resort that has seamlessly integrated with our surrounding ecology and host community. Our guests share our commitment to reducing our environmental impact, and we are proud to work together towards this shared goal.
Queens Meadows was established with the intention of integrating nature into its design and showing appreciation for what’s bestowed upon us. At every stage of the project, from design to construction, various measures were taken to ensure that we reduce the carbon footprint and prevent any negative impacts on the environment and ecology.
We implemented a strategy of using wood and building materials sourced from dilapidated British time barracks from the nearby army cantonment. Obtained through auction, they were utilised to construct the villas, administrative building, and tents. To minimise our carbon footprint, we transported all construction materials using mules or head loads by local labourers instead of diesel-guzzling trucks. Furthermore, all excavation work was done by hand using hand tools, ensuring that no bulldozers or earthmovers were brought onto the property. During construction, no trees were felled, and our architecture was based on the existing landscape, resulting in the unique shapes of our villas. We are gradually transitioning to clean energy and power.
Our collaboration with local residents is one of the notable initiatives at Queens Meadows. We involve them in the resort’s operations, providing full-time employment to 20 families from nearby villages who may lack formal hospitality training but have a strong desire for hospitality service. Many of our original construction workers have been retained and trained in the art of hospitality, generating greater economic benefits and improving the well-being of our host community without depending on seasonal farming.