The Green Luxury Hotel with a Big Heart

March 18, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert

A New York luxury hotel — the New York Palace is now promoting renewable energy as green features are now integrated into its overall operating system. The 899-room luxury hotel is now using operating on green, making it the biggest hotel in New York to use renewable energy to power-up the whole building.

The Green Luxury Hotel with a Big Heart

Inline with luxurious hotel going green, the InterContinental hotel in San Francisco has received an LEED Gold certificate for existing building from the USGBC. Among the hotel’s recently adopted green initiative include floor-ceiling-windows—for natural light, and ENERGY Star labeled appliances.

The luxury hotel, New York Palace’s recent move to use 100 percent green energy, which was implemented early this year according to the report, equates to removing about 4,142 automobiles from the streets for one year, and can fund the same amount of renewable energy generated by geothermal, solar, and wind energy.

High-end amenities in the green 55-story luxury hotel includes a 7,000-square-foot spa & fitness center, a business center, banquet and meeting space, and about four Triplex Penthouse suites.

Other green initiatives planned by the luxury hotel include up-cycled toiletries. The hotel partners with an innovative global relief program — Clean the World, who distributes recycled soap products, along with appropriate educational program, has started to give 500 pounds of slightly-used soap room amenities.

According to the Palace’s general manager in a press release, the hotel is committed to promote sustainability in every area of hotel management.

The toiletries donated by the luxury hotel will be sanitized again and distributed to low-income neigbourhoods around the globe to promote proper hygiene and prevent disease.

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