Video: The Fairmont Washington hotel's sustainability programs include beekeeping [USGBC+ November/December 2016]
The Fairmont Washington, D.C., adds honeybees to its list of green enhancements.
This article was originally published as "In the Green Lap of Luxury" in the November/December issue of USGBC+. Read the original version.
Nestled at the intersection of four busy neighborhoods in the nation’s capital, the stately 10-story Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown has served both local and global communities since 1985. Movie buffs might recognize the hotel from the spy-thriller Enemy of the State, and the hotel has hosted an array of iconic figures, from Muhammad Ali to Arnold Schwarzenegger, in addition to visiting heads of state. From the crisp white marble floors to the light-flooded oasis of a lobby, the four-diamond hotel is nothing short of luxurious. And it might be the last place in town where you would expect to find honeybees.