Hotel Palomar Chicago: One of the City's Great Ecofriendly Hotels

We wear our kid gloves when it comes to the way we handle the environment. Our eco-friendly efforts - ranging from recycling to saving energy and water whenever possible - are part of a heartfelt, creative endeavor called EarthCare. Followed by every Kimpton hotel, EarthCare isn't just a checklist that we tick off every day; it's simply our way of doing business. We believe comfort and eco-consciousness go hand in hand, and that healthy people breed a healthy planet.

When you stay with us, you'll be part of our tread-lightly philosophy toward the environment. Some things you might notice include:

  • Organic snacks and beverages stocked in our in-room honor bars
  • Organic and/or fair-trade coffee and tea served daily in our living room lobby and available in-room
  • Luxury, eco-friendly bath amenities
  • In-room recycling bins for easy guestroom recycling
  • Comprehensive recycling program for cups, clothes hangers, batteries and more
  • Rooms and linens cleaned with eco-certified cleaning supplies
  • Towel and linen reuse program to dramatically reduce water and energy use
  • Effective low-flow toilets, showers and faucets that reduce water consumption throughout the hotel, and are regularly audited to retain peak performance
  • Efficient lighting fixtures to reduce energy consumption throughout the hotel
  • Guest and employee dry cleaning service that uses eco-friendly methods and products
  • Ceramic mugs available to minimize use of paper cups
  • Unused and partially used bath amenities donated to community programs
  • Paperless guest check-in/checkout service significantly reduces hotel paper use
  • Guests driving hybrid vehicles are rewarded with a 25% discount on parking