August 6, 2019

How Hilton Is Cutting Its Environmental Footprint By Half

By Esha Chhabra

In 2018, Hilton announced that it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. A year later, Senior Director of Responsibility Daniella Foster provides some insight on how the brand is working towards this goal.

Looking at New York City alone where Hilton has an array of properties, catering to different clienteles, from those paying $150 per night to more luxurious rooms that start at more than $500 a night, the global hospitality brand is adapting its sustainability practices for these very different, and often massive, properties.

Diarmuid Dwyer, for instance, is the General Manager at the Hilton Midtown, the largest hotel in New York City, and the largest Hilton in the continental US. With nearly 2,000 rooms and over 150,000 square feet of meeting place, this hotel is the perfect testing ground for Hilton’s environmental goals. Dwyer breaks down how the hotel is slowly cutting back on its energy consumption and eliminating waste.