Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Hotel Green Initiatives

Consistent with our core purpose to add value to the lives of the people we interact with, we at Royal Sonesta Hotel believe that by adopting environmentally responsible business practices, we will not only add value to the lives of the current generation, but also to future generations of guests, employees, property owners, suppliers, shareholders and members of our community.

Royal Sonesta Hotel is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our operation through adopting initiatives to reduce, reuse and recycle at every opportunity possible.


Guest Room Programs:
  • The guest room energy management system manages heating and cooling when guests are not present.
  • Guest rooms are now lit by state-of-the-art compact florescent lighting.
  • To reduce water consumption, low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets were installed.
  • Guests have the option of reusing their bed linens and towels.

Food & Beverage Programs:
  • Organic, local and sustainable food products are used whenever possible.
  • Air conditioning and lights are controlled by automated building system and turned off when meeting room is not occupied.
  • All leftover perishable food is utilized in the employee cafeteria.

Business-wide Programs:

  • Building automation systems are used to efficiently control the building’s energy consumption, coordinating HVAC, boilers, chillers and common area lighting.
  • Use of latex paints vs. oil based paints in all hotel projects.
  • A horticulturalist on staff to maintain the lush, indigenous landscaping with as few chemical pesticides and fertilizers as possible.