Mon, December 11, 2017
Fifth Avenue luxury hotel recognized as a leader in sustainable tourism by the travel industry’s leading environmental benchmarking, certification and advisory group
(New York, NY – 11 December 2017) – The Langham, New York – this year’s #1 hotel in New York City, according to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler – is now also a leader in sustainability. After a year-long effort, that included an internal overhaul of hotel operations to make all departments more sustainable and environmentally-thoughtful, The Langham has been awarded Silver Certification by EarthCheck, the travel industry’s leader in benchmarking, certifying and advising sustainability at tourism organizations.
“The premise of EarthCheck is based on continuous improvement, which mirrors one of The Langham’s core values, Better Every Day,” said Richard Bussiere, managing director of The Langham, New York. “Taking on the challenge to be more sustainable in every aspect of our business is good for our guests, good for our staff and, most of all, good for the planet.”
The Langham has been awarded EarthCheck’s Silver Certified status thanks to the oversight of the hotel’s sustainability program, CONNECT, which focuses at each hotel and company-wide on helping hotel staff be more mindful about the consumption of energy, water and other natural resources, as well as the generation of waste. The focus of CONNECT is minimize each hotel’s impact on the environment in which it operates.
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue is centrally located at 400 Fifth Avenue, between 36th & 37th Streets. Its 234 guest rooms and suites are some of the largest in the city. The Langham boasts a residentially-inspired aesthetic, topped off by a multi-million dollar permanent art collection featuring the works of Alex Katz and two luxurious penthouses designed by French retailer Roche Bobois, who also designed the hotel’s brand new Presidential Suite. As of Spring 2017, The Langham features a full-service spa and fitness center, Chuan Body + Soul, offering a comprehensive menu of skincare, massage and body treatments. Ai Fiori, a Michelin-starred restaurant from Michael White’s Altamarea Group, and Bar Fiori, a destination bar and lounge, are both located on the hotel’s second floor. The Langham also has the capabilities to host meetings, events and social gatherings of all sizes in The Gallery at The Langham, a full floor of function space on the hotel’s third floor. http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/new-york/
About Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.
Director of Public Relations
The Langham, New York
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