Eco-friendly Hotels are on the Rise

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Recently, a chic hotel in downtown Philadelphia opened which is indicative of a positive, “greening” trend in the industry and the world today.  The former Architects Building in Rittenhouse Square was transformed into the luxurious Hotel Palomar.  It was constructed to the United States Green Building Council’s high performance LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.

The hotel was built and furnished with eco-friendly materials and utilizes water-conserving fixtures and energy-efficient lighting.  Environmentally-conscious policies and practices are also in place for daily operations.  Even the hotel’s restaurant is LEED-registered and offers organic and sustainable fare.  Another interesting feature is the discounted parking prices for those guests who drive hybrid vehicles.

Many hotels around the globe have integrated environmentalism into their design and daily operations.  To find one for your next destination, visit

Tag(s): Green Building, Green Travel


One Response to “Eco-friendly Hotels are on the Rise”

  1. Micah on November 12th, 2009 5:51 am

    This is a great post.. Very informative… I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your every post that’s why I think I’d come here more often. Keep it up! By the way, you can also drop by my blogs. They’re about Vegetable Gardening and Composting. I’m sure you’d find my blogs helpful too.

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