Another New York hotel, The Element Times Square, the newest hotel project in the city has now turned totally green. Opened last week, the hotel is said to be the newest New York hotel to be awarded with a LEED certification from the USGBC or United States Green Building Council. A Green Grand Opening was held for the opening celebration, and offers a $174 rate to the public.
Inline with “green” hotels with eco-friendly features, a luxury boutique hotel — Hilton Garden Inn, a part of the Hilton Family of Hotels in Arlington County, Virginia, has recently earned an LEED Silver certification from the USGBC.
Developed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts — a hospitality ownership and management organization headquartered in White Plains, this New York hotel, Element Times, is said to be one of the company’s new crown jewels.
Green features in the New York hotel includes an Energy Management System that regulates temperature and lighting in the entire hotel, compact fluorescent lamp (CFLs), Energy Star appliances, low-flow water and plumbing fixtures, and the use of low-VOC paints.
Other green features in this New York hotel include the use of recycle-based materials for sports wall art, furniture, carpets, and countertops. Services offered in the hotel 24-hours services and security, disability accessibility features like the Braille elevators and ramps, high-speed internet access, concierge desk, and others.
Located at 311 West 39th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue, Element Times, the New York hotel also have a fully-equipped charging station for electric vehicles, and offers free bikes for its customers to borrow and tour around the area.