Sustainable Hospitality New York City



The HANYC Sustainability Awards identify and honor New York City hotels that are leaders in environmentally friendly lodging practices and socially responsible initiatives.The Awards support and further the 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, helped to develop the Awards 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.Why the HANYC Sustainability Awards? Read a Q&A With Hervé Houdré On The Search For NYC’s Greenest, Most Responsible Hotel

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Congratulations to all winners of the 2016 HANYC Sustainability Awards


2016 HANYC Sustainability Awards

NYC’s Greenest And Most Socially Responsible Hotels Are Revealed


Past Winners


2015 - presented Nov. 9 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

HANYC Sustainability Awards Winners 2015

Press Release: Seven New York City hotels honored for sustainable hospitality initiatives.

Artworks: The 2015 trophies were designed by artist Elizabeth Miller McCue based on her bronze sculpture Life Unfolding.

Category: 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


2014 - presented Nov. 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Hotel Motel Restaurant Show Awards

The Inaugural HANYC Sustainability Awards 

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

ArtworksLearn 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

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.