Six Environmentally-Friendly Hotel Deals

AT&T Conference Center & Hotel, Austin, Texas: This state-of-the-art 4-star property is LEED Silver Certified. The property was built with all limestone, brick was bought locally and 75 percent of construction waste was recycled. The property now has eliminated use of plastic bottles during conferences, features green amenities in all rooms and gives priority parking to hybrid cars. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs -- with AT&T entertainment technology -- and pillow-top mattresses. Through Sept. 6, the hotel is offering rooms from $159 a night; they normally go for $249 and up) and is including a free daily breakfast buffet for two and free tickets to the Bob Bullock State History Museum and Blanton Art Museum.

Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole, Wyo.: This luxurious AAA 4-Diamond resort is LEED Certified. More than 90 percent of the hotel's interior captures natural daylight, and the roof features 100 percent recycled roof shingles made from cellulose fiber. The hotel features a state-of-the-art rooftop spa, new-infinity pool and two restaurants. The rooms offer 42-inch HD TVs, natural and organic bath amenities and rainshower shower heads in the bathrooms. Through May, rates start at $95 a night.

Proximity Hotel, Greensboro, N.C.: This well-known chic, luxury AAA 4-Diamond hotel is LEED Certified Platinum. Its efficient construction allows it to use 41 percent less energy than conventional hotels, and 100 solar panels covering 4,000 square feet heat 60 percent of the water used by the hotel and restaurant. The oversized rooms feature 50 square-foot windows, custom furnishings, high definition televisions and Magi beds. Guests get free use of cruiser bikes. Through August, the hotel is offering rooms from $119 a night, 60 percent below normal rates.

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