Going green and luxury living have historically had about as much in common as 500-threadcount sheets and burlap.
But with growing demand for eco-friendly practices and increasingly sophisticated ways to implement them, green has become the new gold standard. This is particularly true for the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area, which just earned an award for its environmental practices and, as a result, is getting a green star from eco-conscious travelers.
Issued by the travel-industry expert TripAdvisor, the GreenLeader Bronze award is unique among hotels in New Orleans’ French Quarter and reflects this property’s growing commitment to environmental responsibility. The hotel earned its Bronze badge by implementing specific programs on property, like recycling, using energy-efficient lightbulbs and tracking energy usage. Additionally, it earned a score of 30% on the GreenLeader’s Green Practices survey.
The GreenLeaders program was developed in concert with the LEED Certification Program, the United Nations Environment Program and other respected organizations to ensure its criteria were at the forefront of ecologically sensitive practices and technologies.
Similarly, this downtown New Orleans hotel offers cutting-edge hospitality to its guests. As the first AC Hotel in the United States, the property brings a bold new experience to both the country and the Big Easy. Its sleek design incorporates the sort of decadence that speaks to modern travelers, from the tall ceilings and organic materials in the guest rooms, to the glittering public spaces where visitors can mingle with locals over a well-crafted drink. Artistic accents in the furnishings and accessories speak to the brand’s emphasis on culture and fashion, and the hotel’s enviable location near Bourbon Street makes it easy for travelers to get an authentic taste of one of the most fascinating cities in the country.
Because the hotel celebrates its destination so wholeheartedly, its commitment to protecting the environment feels only natural. After all, there’s nothing more luxurious — or important — than ensuring that the future is as golden as the present.