Tag Archive for: sustainability

Basil and Buzz: A First Look at the Intercontinental New York Barclay’s New Roof Garden

In a city known for lavish rooftop amenities, from lounges to pools, the roof of the Intercontinental New York Barclay is neither the tallest nor the chicest. But it’s got buzz. Read more

Food Delivered Fresh From a Vermont Farm to Your Room at Element Times Square West

Back to the land isn’t a phrase that leaps to mind when I think of New York, especially anything having to do with Times Square. Read more

Green Hotels: Two Organizations That Give New Life for Used Bars of Hotel Soap

Full disclosure: I love hotel soaps and have been known to wrap up a gently used bar of Malin + Goetz or Miller Harris and take it home. But I don’t always and I’ve wondered – what happens to the hundreds of thousands of lightly used soaps and shampoos hotels collect each week? 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