NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2015) - Going green and luxury living have historically had about as much in common as 500-threadcount sheets and burlap. But with growing demand for eco-friendly practices and increasingly sophisticated ways to implement them, green has become the new gold standard. This is particularly true for the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area, which just earned an award for its environmental practices and, as a result, is getting a green star from eco-conscious travelers.

Issued by the travel-industry expert TripAdvisor, the GreenLeader Bronze award is unique among hotels in New Orleans' French Quarter and reflects this property's growing commitment to environmental responsibility. The hotel earned its Bronze badge by implementing specific programs on property, like recycling, using energy-efficient lightbulbs and tracking energy usage. Additionally, it earned a score of 30% on the GreenLeader's Green Practices survey.

The GreenLeaders program was developed in concert with the LEED Certification Program, the United Nations Environment Program and other respected organizations to ensure its criteria were at the forefront of ecologically sensitive practices and technologies.

Similarly, this downtown New Orleans hotel offers cutting-edge hospitality to its guests. As the first AC Hotel in the United States, the property brings a bold new experience to both the country and the Big Easy. Its sleek design incorporates the sort of decadence that speaks to modern travelers, from the tall ceilings and organic materials in the guest rooms, to the glittering public spaces where visitors can mingle with locals over a well-crafted drink. Artistic accents in the furnishings and accessories speak to the brand's emphasis on culture and fashion, and the hotel's enviable location near Bourbon Street makes it easy for travelers to get an authentic taste of one of the most fascinating cities in the country.

Because the hotel celebrates its destination so wholeheartedly, its commitment to protecting the environment feels only natural. After all, there's nothing more luxurious -- or important -- than ensuring that the future is as golden as the present.

About the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area
Located just one block away from the French Quarter, the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area brings high design and unparalleled comfort to New Orleans' most exciting neighborhood. The 220 guest rooms feature mini-refrigerators, free high-speed Internet access, plush bedding and 47-inch, flat-screen televisions with premium movie channels. But the hotel's location near Bourbon Street, the Convention Center and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (home to the New Orleans Saints) make exploring the Big Easy irresistible. For those arriving on business, the hotel is just as accommodating. Featuring 2,200 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, the property is ideally equipped to facilitate seamless meetings and spectacular social events. And when it's time to refuel, guests can tuck into European-inspired breakfasts at the AC Kitchen, or mingle over tapas and cocktails in the AC Lounge for dinner.

Contact Information:

AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area
221 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130