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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

Eco-Friendly in New York: Which Hotels are Greenest?

It’s Earth Day, which means it’s time for our annual honor roll of New York City’s green hotels.

As always, the greenest of the green are those with LEED certification — third party proof of adherence to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council. Once again, California leads the national pack with 25 LEED certified hotels, but New York comes in second with 12, one more than last year.

While the vaunted Platinum level remains elusive, five New York hotels own Gold level status — Conrad New York, the Crosby Street Hotel, Element New York Times Square west, the Intercontinental New York Times Square and NoMad. Read more