18 Apr '11, 5am

Home is where the office is: Hotels

Eco-conscious travelers can rest easy at any boutique-y (read: trendy) Kimpton properties. After all, the company was a frontrunner in bringing sustainability to the hospitality biz. It all started with a greening campaign at San Francisco's Hotel Triton (eco-friendliness aside, "busy" doesn't even begin to describe the aesthetics of this joint) that eventually spread brand-wide with the employee-run EarthCare Program . Considered by many to be the gold standard of hotel greening initiatives, the mission of EarthCare is "to support a sustainable world, and reflect the values of our employees, guests, and investors, by using non-intrusive, high quality, eco-friendly products and services." One of the many green perks of staying with Kimpton: At most properties, guests who pull up in a hybrid car will receive free or deeply discounted parking.

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