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Sleep in a Green Room: What Are New York City’s Most Eco-Friendly Hotels?

April 22 is still Earth Day, even in a pandemic. And with 50 years under its eco-conscious belt, Earth Day 2020 is momentous even if it’s somewhat under the radar for obvious reasons. 

Looking ahead to a time when it’s safe to travel and New York City hotels once again throw open their doors, here’s a look at the city’s greenest hotels. We’ve updated this post for 2020 to include hotels with at least one of these criteria — LEED Certification, membership in the New York Carbon Challenge, Ecotel Certification and active demonstration of efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Read more

A First Look at the Proudly Green Element New York Times Square West

A green hotel.

A green hotel.

As a group, New York City hotels aren’t very green. It’s not for want of trying. Many reside in old buildings constructed long before sustainability was on the radar.  Yet almost weekly you hear of advances on the green front, from baby steps to strides. Read more

A Super-Green, Wind-Powered Holiday Tree at the Barclay

As green as it gets.

As green as it gets.

Yes, the boughs of the holiday tree at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel are undeniably green. But so, it turns out, are the little white lights. Read more