Last week, the brand new Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, Wash., opened its doors.  The property features 346 hotel rooms in the Olive 8 building with 230 condominiums on the 22 floors located above the hotel.  The hotel was built with a goal of achieving LEED certification.  If the property is successful in its endeavor, it will be the first LEED certified hotel in Seattle as well as the first LEED certified property for Hyatt in North America.

A few of the products that were used to help achieve LEED certification include dual-flush toilets, water-reducing shower heads, green roofs, an interactive LCD LEED educational display in the lobby and the use of low-VOC products.

The hotel also took the green route with the eco-friendly Elaia Spa.  “Located on the second floor of the hotel, and scheduled to open late February, Elaia (pronounced e-lay-a) brings a uniquely holistic and all-natural approach to skincare in Seattle.”  Source: Hyatt

The trend of building eco-friendly hotels will likely increase in popularity as green building standards are adopted by cities and states across the nation.

Photo by Hyatt

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