Our Sustainable Hotel Practices

The InterContinental New York Barclay’s responsible business plan follows the guidance of our parent company, InterContinental Hotels Group and focuses on the Triple Bottom Line of Economic Prosperity, Environmental Protection and Social Responsibility. We aim for our sustainability strategy – which aligns with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to become the benchmark for sustainable hotels.

In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, calling for action by all countries to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.  For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: private sector, civil society, and governments.  It calls on us as global citizens to help improve the lives of people everywhere.

We strongly believe that with a thoughtful approach to how we manage our eco-friendly hotel, we are able to decrease our environmental footprint while positively impacting our society. By partnering with organizations we feel make a difference for people and planet, we continue the pursuit of behaving as responsible global citizens for a better world. Stay at our green hotel and see how hotel sustainability is at the core of what we do.

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Bee Apiary & Herb Garden

The Barclay Rooftop

The Parlour uses freshly picked herbs from The Barclay rooftop garden, which are incorporated into the restaurant's food and beverage offerings. Our rooftop garden houses four hives of Carniola Honey Bees producing over 200 lbs. honey a year! Urban beekeeper Andrew Coté from ‘Andrew’s honey’ take care of our bees year-round.

at The Parlour

Garden to Glass

Join us at The Parlour for our Garden to Glass cocktail series featuring honey & herbs from our Barclay Rooftop:

Rooftop Classics

  • Bee’s Knees - Beefeater Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice & Barclay Honey

  • Quintessential G&T - Malfy Gin, Aromatic Tonic Water, Seasonal Macerated Fruit & Barclay Herbs

Seeding our Rooftop Garden

Chef Ruben Leading The Way

Our Dedicated Volunteers

Wildflower Seeds

Planting Our Barclay Herbs

Chef Ruben Preparing The Dirt

Planting Our Vegetables

Vegetables Starting To Sprout

The Arrival of Our Bees

Calm before the swarm

The Queen has arrived

Andrew Coté, Master Beekeeper

First Bee Apiary

Up Close & Personal

Barclay Bee