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The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S.

The serene courtyard garden at The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

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The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

"Green" luxury at The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

This particular Fairmont property would make an ideal base for Capitol Hill lobbyists touting their environmental initiatives. The hotel offsets 100 percent of its energy use with energy credits for renewable wind farms around America. And while we applaud this eco-effort, it's not our favorite — that would be the three honeybee hives (home to more than 100,000 Italian honeybees) on the rooftop, which contribute to the restaurant menu as well as to the national repopulating of this species. Along with the usual recycling and water conservation programs, the hotel provides incentives for staff to use public transportation, works with a local school on Earth Day cleanup and contributes food from its buffet lines to shelters and soup kitchens. Best of all, luxury is tended to with equal care, from the dignified guest rooms to the elegant restaurants featuring Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, offering guests a variety of culinary options for nurturing a healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about The Fairmont Washington, D.C.'s green policies, visit their official website

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