Recognizing NYC's Greenest Hotels


Congratulations to all 2018 winners:

Large Properties

  • 2018 Environmental Protection Award —  Intercontinental New York Times Square
  • 2018 Sustainability Strategy Award –  The Westin New York at Times Square

Small Properties

  • 2018 Environmental Protection Award – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
  • 2018 Sustainability Strategy Award – Hyatt Union Square

Feature Award

  • 2018 Sustainable Innovation and Leadership Award – Intercontinental New York Barclay

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 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. (Scroll below to see past winners).

Why the HANYC Sustainability Awards? Read a Q&A With Hervé Houdré On The Search For NYC’s Greenest, Most Responsible Hotel

Press and media inquiries? Email Magdalene Sim: mag@greatforest.com




  • Large Properties
    Environmental Protection Award – Westin New York at Times Square
    Holistic Award – Intercontinental Times Square + Hilton Times Square
  • Small Properties
    Social Responsibility Award – Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan Midtown East + Herald Square Hotel
    Holistic Award – Peninsula New York Hotel
  • Feature AwardHI New York City / Hostelling International USA

Read more: 2016 HANYC Awards: NYC’s Greenest And Most Socially Responsible Hotels Are Revealed


  • Large Properties
    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
    Social Responsibility Award – Roger Smith
    Environmental Protection Award – Hyatt Union Square
    Holistic Sustainability Strategy Award – The Pierre – A Taj Hotel
  • Feature AwardHoliday Inn Express, Times Square South

Press ReleaseSeven 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.


Social Responsibility AwardThe Carlton
Environmental Protection AwardNew York Hilton Midtown
Holistic Sustainability Strategy Award–  Waldorf Astoria

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

In the News:

Winners Spotlight

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