Stayed at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC for five nights in July. It is one of the "greenest" hotels in the country. This place generates half of its power for heating water and air conditioning with the solar panels on the roof, consumes half the water of a regular hotel and utilizes dozens of other planet friendly technologies. As far as comforts go, there is nothing lacking. The room was large and decorated in a minimalist style. The bed was comfortable and the rooms are furnished with locally made furniture and fabrics. The bathroom was spacious with double sinks and a granite countertop. My room has a walk-in shower, and despite being low-flow, the shower was spray was powerful. The room was equipped with a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. One of the nicest aspects of this hotel is how quiet the rooms are. Due to the poured concrete construction and other features, the room was extremely quiet. You hear no noise from above, neighboring rooms or the hallway. The only odd thing was the style of the desk and chairs. I would have preferred a modern roller/swivel office chair to sit and do work, but otherwise the furnishings were comfortable and functional. The staff was very friendly, discreet and efficient. The food in the Printworks Bistro was well prepared, good tasting and efficiently served. After a day or so, you get caught up in the whole green attitude, and end up taking little steps to save water, energy and electricity. It was fun and educational to stay at the Proximity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built to use 36% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable hotel, the Proximity Hotel offers a glimpse of the future while celebrating the past. Sustainable practices, custom-designed furnishings, commissioned art and innovative design await guests in every corner of the 147-room luxury "green" hotel and its adjacent restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Proximity Hotel Greensboro