Located in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood
, the 268 room Hotel Palomar incorporates more than 40 eco-friendly practices into its daily operations. Among them are in-room recycling bins; energy-efficient lighting; water-efficient fixtures; toiletries made from natural ingredients by earth-friendly manufacturers; organic food and beverage options in its mini-bars and a restaurant that follows the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch's
sustainable seafood guidelines.
In recognition of these and other efforts, the California Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded Kimpton its most prestigious ecological honor, the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award
, which honors businesses that focus on preserving the state's resources.
, Kimpton's company-wide environmentally friendly program, includes protocols that preserve water, energy, land and air without sacrificing service, style or comfort.
"The Hotel Palomar carries the Kimpton promise to provide the highest levels of comfort and customer care in a way that also preserves planetary resources," says Barbara Piagari, director of sales and marketing of the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles. "The Hotel Palomar is excited to be a partner for travelers to LA in the plight toward a sustainable world."