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Green is the new Gray

Go Green at Our Sustainable Chicago Hotel

Go Green when you stay at The Gray

Being kind to our environment has always been a part of our DNA and in addition to all of the behind-the-scenes eco-friendly practices, we wanted to give our guests a green experience to remember.

Partnering with Orbitz and Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, we took over five guest rooms and filled them with a plant-based pop-up, each room representing a different theme, to give each traveler a sense of nature in the city.

If you missed the pop-up, not to worry, we're already dreaming up our next way to bring the outdoors in. Until then, we’re supporting the environment during every stay with -

  • Our partnership with  Clean The World  which recycles our unused portions of bar soaps to provide hygiene kits worldwide for impoverished communities and/ or communities recovering from natural disasters
  • All guest room light bulbs are energy efficient
  • All guest room HVAC units are motion activated limiting unnecessary energy expenditure
  • All bathrooms use large, re-fillable shampoo, conditioner and shower gel amenities.
  • We participate in active recycling of paper products, plastics, card board, crates, pallets, and other recyclable materials.
  • Our restaurants source local food purveyors to reduce carbon emissions of long haul travel; local food vendors provide us with quality products sustained by mindful farming practices.
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Clean The World

We partner with Clean the World to recycle unused bar soap to go in hygiene kits for impoverished communities worldwide.


Efficiency Shines

All of our light fixtures — in guestrooms, corridors, and public spaces — use energy-efficient LED bulbs.

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Smart Air

Guestroom HVAC units filter fresh outdoor air to create a comfy atmosphere. Units are motion-activated, limiting unnecessary energy expenditure.

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Better by Volume

We use refillable shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel amenities by Atelier Bloem, eliminating all those tiny plastic bottles.

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Go with the Flow

Here's the lowdown on our low-flow commodes: They're built to conserve water with every flush.

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The life of a hotel involves everything from paper, plastics, and pallets to cardboard and crates — all of which we recycle.

Green Room Amenities

Amenities Curated for You

Celebrating a special occasion or want to enhance your stay? At The Gray, the concierge team strives to curate the perfect guest experience. Whether you are searching for inspiration or organizing a perfect welcome gift, allow us to create the full Gray experience for you.

Inspiration starts here