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Green is the new Gray

Go Green at Our Sustainable Chicago Hotel

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Go Green when you stay at The Gray

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

  • Providing guest access to bikes.
  • Serving coffee from La Colombe, an ethically responsible coffee roaster.
  • Partnering with local food purveyors and vendors to source quality products sustained by mindful farming practices for our restaurants and reduce carbon emissions from long haul travel.
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Clean The World

Our partnership with Clean The World recycles unused portions of bar soaps to provide hygiene kits worldwide for impoverished communities and communities recovering from natural disasters.


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, lotion, hand soap, 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, plus low-flow faucets and shower heads in every room conserve even more water.

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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. We've eliminated nearly all single-use plastic water bottles to transition to aluminum, reusable bottles and have filtered water stations around the property.


Community Initiatives

We have big hearts, our hotel supports local and national organizations that are important to the community and our team members. Recent initiatives include:


Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Differences make a difference. We are committed to creating a culture that reflects the diversity of our hotel and restaurant guests. With that goal in mind, we encourage each of our employees to understand, accept, and celebrate differences among people. That includes different personalities, lifestyles, work styles, education, and experience. We also welcome and embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and genders. For our complete EEO policy complete EEO policy click here.

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