Winner of the 2014 Hotel Association of New York City’s HANYC Sustainability award, the Carlton hotel brings a luxury hotel experience to its guest and is rooted in environmental practices, including participation in The Global Soap Project, a soap recycling nonprofit.
American Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Escape to rural Saratoga Springs where you'll find the Gideon Putnam Resort, just minutes from the Saratoga Spa State Park and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The state certified this hotel as green after reviewing the hotel's environmental practices, which include waste reduction, energy conservation and involvement in the hotel's in-house GreenPath environmental management system.
American Restaurant in Canandaigua, NY, United States
Take in sweeping vistas of Canandaigua Lake from the 55 rooms at the Bristol Harbour Resort in upstate New York, located in the popular Finger Lakes tourist district. The green, state-certified hotel employs various strategies, both in the guestrooms and lobby and in its back-of-the-house operations, to conserve energy and reduce its carbon footprint.
70 Park Avenue makes considerable green efforts by using safe cleaning products and materials that are made from 100 percent recycled paper and soy-based inks. They also manage a towel-reuse program, as unnecessary washing and drying of laundry is one of the hospitality industry’s biggest energy-wasters.
A certified member of the Green Hotels Association, The Westin hotel promotes cultural sustainability and environmental responsibility through extensive recycling programs, energy-star equipment, and by using seasonal and local food products to limit carbon offset for shipping.
Grand Hyatt recently teamed up with Perf Go Green, a marketer and distributer of biodegradable plastics, to begin using recycled trash bags for all their hotel operations. They are working to improve energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, sustainable purchasing, green communication and education for guests and associates.
This LEED Gold certified hotel is committed to ‘smart luxury’ by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to a healthier environment for hotel guests, employees and the local community. Noteworthy eco-friendly features include a green roof and garden used by their signature restaurant ATRIO, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood, low-flow plumbing fixtures that help to reduce water consumption.
Yotel hotels are known for their eco-friendly reputations and make it their priority to implement sustainable practices in their operations. Besides using energy and water-flow managing systems, they also minimize print and paper usage by communicating with guests via mobile and having automated check-ins/outs.
Wyndham New Yorker currently holds the title of being No. 1 in recycling guest room soaps for use in developing countries, an award designated by Clean the World. It has also partnered with Great Forest to process its solid waste stream, diverting more than 80% of its solid waste stream away from landfills and saving countless trees and water consumption.
The Mandarin Oriental hotel group is committed to operating each hotel with the highest standards and in a responsible and sustainable way. Its annual sustainability reports track hotels' environmental footprint and note their progress in increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse emissions.
Intercontinental Times Square is the nation's largest LEED-certified hotel and has been internationally recognized for using sustainability strategies to design and develop their property, as well as increasing water savings, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. Even the hotel's restaurant, Ca Va Brasserie, was recognized by the Green Restaurant Association for it's eco-friendly practices!
A pillar of excellence and luxury in Midtown Manhattan since 1926, Intercontinental Barclay is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council which promotes social responsibility and environmental protection. The hotel uses 100% wind energy to supply its power via renewable energy certificates (RECS) and will soon reopen in May 2016 with more sustainable features and services.