Our Green Commitment
The Benjamin was eco-friendly before being green became the new standard. The Benjamin is one of only five hotels in the United States that has earned the ECOTEL® Five-Globe certification. ECOTEL-Certified properties lead the hospitality industry in environmental protection and preservation. It is an honored distinction.
The Benjamin, like all ECOTELS, is committed to reducing waste and increasing energy efficiency. In fact, The Benjamin was the first—and for decades, the only—environmentally friendly hotel in New York City. Our commitment to environmental responsibility includes:
- Energy-efficient light switches
- Energy-efficient thermostats
- Water conservation program
- Recycle bins in all guest rooms
- Linens and towels program
- Hotel cuisine sourced from local farms
The Benjamin is also proud to partner with Clean the World, an organization that provides recycled soap products and educational materials to impoverished families around the globe. The Benjamin donates its used solid and liquid soap amenities to this innovative program.