The Oresund region, an area that encompasses Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden, is rich with incentive-quality experiences while setting the standard for green living.
A city where every third person bikes to work and 10 percent of power is supplied by windmills, Copenhagen will play host to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2009. Things are even greener over the graceful bridge to Malmö, named the fourth-greenest city in the world by hip environmental Web site grist.org. (Copenhagen is No. 6.) And Scandinavian Airlines has set a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 20 percent between now and 2020.
Incentive-quality properties in Copenhagen include the completely renovated and renamed Le Méridien Palace Hotel, now part of the Starwood family. The 161-room hotel is set in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Tivoli Gardens and Strøget, the city's famous pedestrian shopping street. Other top-notch options are Hotel D'Angleterre, with 123 rooms; the super-trendy Front, with 133 rooms; and the Kong Frederick, with 111 rooms, all NP Hotels.