Luxe New York Hotel Undergoes Massive Green Makeover

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The New York Palace is Manhattan's largest hotel to operate on 100 percent green energy. (Press Photo)

Four-star luxury meets green energy at one of New York’s most prominent hotels.

As part of a raft of environmental initiatives introduced this year, the 899-room New York Palace will cover its entire electricity usage through renewable energy offsets, making it the largest New York hotel to operate on green power. The move, implemented Jan. 1, is equivalent to removing 4,142 cars from the road for one year and will fund the same amount of clean electricity generated by solar, wind or geothermal energy.

Upcycled toiletries are another part of the hotel’s ambitious green plan. Through Clean the World, an innovative global relief program, the Palace recently started donating 500 pounds each month of gently-used soap and room amenities to be sanitized and then redistributed to low-income communities around the world to help prevent disease.

“We are committed to promoting sustainability in all areas of hotel management, and using green energy while reducing our property footprint is meaningful not just to our team but also to many of our guests,” said Edward Mady, the Palace’s general manager, in a recent press release.

Business groups that hold conferences or meetings at the hotel will also find rigorous recycling and plastic conservation efforts in place.

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