Sustainable Hospitality New York City

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 HANYC Sustainability Awards

presented on Nov. 9 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

HANYC Sustainability Awards Winners 2015

Large Properties (> 250 keys)

Social Responsibility Award – Courtyard by Marriott Central Park

Environmental Protection Award – Intercontinental NY Times Square

Holistic Sustainability Strategy Award- Westin New York Times Square

Small Properties (< 250 keys)

Social Responsibility Award – Roger Smith
Environmental Protection Award – Hyatt Union Square
Holistic Sustainability Strategy Award – The Pierre – A Taj Hotel

All properties

Feature Award – Holiday Inn Express, Times Square South


HANYC Sustainability Awards

Hotel Motel Restaurant Show Awards

The HANYC Sustainability Awards seeks to support and further New York City’s greater sustainable development goals through the promotion of strategies that encompass the triple bottom line of profit, people and planet.

Great Forest, a leading sustainability consultancy and partner of the Hotel Association’s Sustainability Committee, helped to develop the award and continues to provide expert guidance in selecting the awardees. Each year, a panel of judges comprised of industry professionals conduct site visits and interviews in order to determine the winners.


The Inaugural HANYC Sustainability Awards (2014)

Press Release: Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Midtown, Carlton Hotels Honored by HANYC
for Their Green Initiatives, Hotel Association of New York City
To Present First Annual Sustainability Awards

Learn More About The Artworks Awarded To Winners Of the Inaugural HANYC Sustainability Awards

Headless Pineapples, Paper Hats And More Small Ways Hotels Go Green, SKIFT

How Green Are NYC Hotels? 10 Things We Learned
From the HANYC Sustainability Awards
, Green Lodging News

See Photos From The Inaugural HANYC Sustainability Awards

Hotel Sustainability: 3 Tips On Where To Begin

Q&A With Hervé Houdré On The Search For NYC’s Greenest Hotel

Winners Spotlight

A Conversation With The Waldorf Astoria On Sustainability

A Conversation With The Carlton Hotel On Sustainability



Our vision is to transform the New York City hotel industry into a recognized champion of sustainable hospitality in both the United States and the World.

Mission statement

We will work tirelessly with our membership to implement and support critical initiatives required to achieve our vision, continuously searching for new and innovative ways to enhance New York City’s reputation as a premier sustainable travel destination. To accomplish this, we agree to share best practices and remain innovative, continuously improving sustainable initiatives within our industry. Together, we will strive to promote economic prosperity, social responsibility, and environmental protection.