SAN FRANCISCO--Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, with 50 hotels in 22 major metropolitan cities, is looking to become the first lifestyle boutique hotel company in the U.S. to attain 100% Green Seal certification at the Silver level.
At present, 46 of 50 hotels have completed the application process for Green Seal certification, which includes an on-site audit. According to the company, half of those already have received certification. The rest are anticipated to be awarded certification within the next 90 days. The remaining four, including two opening this spring, will begin the certification process this year, the company said.
Kimpton hotels that have already achieved Green Seal certification include: The Morrison House (Alexandria, VA); Hotel Monaco (Alexandria, VA); Nine Zero (Boston); Hotel Marlowe (Cambridge, MA); Hotel Allegro (Chicago, IL); Hotel Burnham (Chicago, IL); Hotel Monaco (Chicago, IL); the Cypress Hotel (Cupertino, CA); EPIC Hotel (Miami); Hotel Monaco (Portland, OR); Vintage Plaza Hotel (Porland, OR); Argonaut Hotel (San Francisco, CA); Harbor Court Hotel (San Francisco, CA); Serrano Hotel (San Francisco, CA); Hotel Monaco (San Francisco, CA); Sir Francis Drake (San Francisco, CA); Prescott Hotel (San Francisco, CA); Hotel Monaco (Salt Lake City, UT); FireSky Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, AZ); Hotel Vintage Park (Seattle); Hotel Monaco (Seattle); Hotel Monaco (Washington, DC); Hotel Palomar (Washington, DC); Hotel George (Washington, DC); Hotel Rouge (Washington, DC); Topaz Hotel (Washington, DC); and Hotel Madera (Washington, DC).
Since it was first published in 1999, the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Lodging Properties, GS-33, has focused on waste minimization, energy conservation and management, management of fresh water resources, waste-water management, pollution prevention, and organizational commitment such as environmentally sensitive purchasing.
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