New York, NY (April 22, 2014) – The famed Wyndham New Yorker Hotel has made tremendous strides over the past several years to support its eco-friendly initiatives. In honor of Earth Day, the iconic hotel is recommitting itself to upholding these standards in an effort to preserve the environment.
As the hotel embarks on a fresh look with the rollout of a five-year, multi-million dollar renovation that will modernize the 912-room property, it will continue to purchase energy produced by green power like Solar, Hydro or Wind Power. The hotel also buys carbon credits to offset the energy they purchase, which is produced by burning fossil fuels. The ownership and management of the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel made eco-consciousness a high priority and value being an integral part of making the environment a cleaner and safer place.
In addition to the hotel’s energy saving initiatives, the Wyndham New Yorker has partnered with Great Forest to process its solid waste stream. In 2013, the hotel diverted 343 tons/82 percent of its solid waste stream away from landfills, saving 953 trees; 112 barrels of oil; 392,350 gallons of water; and 229,805 kWh of electricity. Then Wyndham New Yorker Hotel has also received various certificates on behalf of their green initiatives, including the C-Neutral Certificate for supporting carbon reduction projects and the Renewable Energy Certificate for supporting renewable energy sources through green purchases. The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel is preparing to install a modern Co-Generation system which will generate all electrical power on site using clean natural gas while utilizing the waste heat for heating and cooling. This will be state-of-the-art in energy efficiency and will provide power that will remain available even in the event of a blackout.
For guests staying at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, wasting unused soap is no longer an issue, as the property sends it to impoverished areas around to world, providing those in need with hygienic toiletries. The hotel holds of the title of being #1 in recycling guestroom soaps for use in developing countries, an award designated by Clean the World.
Located in Midtown Manhattan, The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel has welcomed famous entertainers since opening its doors in 1930 and is still known today as one of the city’s most iconic hotels. The hotel features five different types of accommodations designed to meet the needs of groups, business travelers and those seeking great value combined with an unrivaled location in the heart of Manhattan.