A Luxury Choice among Green Hotels in NYC
SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL
At the New York Palace, our team of employees believes that Corporate Responsibility is just that – a responsibility. Supporting and educating our people, engaging with the community, and caring for our natural environment are all part of our daily operations and something that we take great pride in.
Throughout the hotel, we look for ways to implement sustainability initiatives and green hotel practices in all areas. In addition to using environmentally friendly cleaning products and installing LED lighting throughout the property, we participate in a local composting program and use regionally grown and organic cuisine whenever possible. However, conscientious purchasing practices extend far beyond food-related issues, as we actively search to partner with vendors who hold themselves to the same standards as we do and consistently exercise environmentally sound business practices. Additionally, we are very proud to be operating our 1.2 million square foot building using 100% renewable energy, the largest of all green hotels in NYC.
This recent conversion to a new power model allows us to offset our overall electricity usage through the purchase of renewable energy certificates from Hess Corporation, an action that will specifically offset some 22 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. This is the equivalent of taking 4,142 passenger cars off the road, conserving 2,436,910 gallons of gasoline, energizing 1,844 American homes for one year, or saving 7,294 tons of waste from landfills
The New York Palace was also the first hotel in New York to partner with Clean the World, donating up to 500 pounds of gently used soap and guest-room amenities per month to the global relief organization. The contributed items are shipped from the hotel to the Clean the World Recycling Operations Center in Orlando, where they are sanitized and then provided to homeless shelters and impoverished individuals in 30 countries around the world. In the process, the hotel will divert several tons of landfill waste and recycle more than a ton of plastic per year.
We also strive to be more responsible in the local community. By regularly participating in a variety of volunteer opportunities and fundraising efforts, our sustainable hotel supports important causes including autism, cancer research, feeding and clothing the homeless, and preserving our natural environment through tree plantings and beach clean-ups.
The New York Palace is a proud member of the Green Key Eco- Rating program and has been Green Key Certified with a 4-key Rating.