The Westin New Orleans Canal Place


100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA, 70130, United States   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone 504-566-7006 Hotel Reservations 888-627-8180


The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, French Quarter Sustainable Efforts

People want to feel good about the company behind the brand. That's why The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, French Quarter promises to do the right thing and respect our environment. We consider today's business environment a call to action as we deepen our commitment to environmental sustainability through a transformation of how we do business. Starwood's environmental sustainability approach includes reducing the environmental impact of our business, developing sustainable products and services to meet customer needs and creating a company culture committed to sustainability.

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, French Quarter has instituted planet-friendly practices that go beyond "Green" while also promoting cultural sustainability and environmental responsibility. Take a glimpse at some of the green hotel programs currently in place and learn how you can Make a Green Choice while staying with us.

Front Desk & Offices

  • Guests are presented with the option of having their folio emailed at check-out to reduce paper
  • Front desk agents re-program and reuse guest room keys
  • Guests are offered a paperless billing option
  • We recycle printer cartridges
  • Old reports are shredded and recycled
  • E-menus sent to clients and meeting groups to reduce the amount of printed paper


  • Make a Green Choice, offering you the chance to turn down housekeeping service during your stay and receiving food and beverage vouchers or StarPoints.
  • Housekeepers use eco-friendly, water-based cleaning chemicals in guest rooms and common areas
  • Temperature settings and drapery standards in guest rooms
  • High quality mats are used to capture dirt and debris at all building entrances
  • Vacuums have a more dust-free disposable bag
  • Micro-fiber cleaning cloths are used to minimize dust released during cleaning
  • Generous use of glass to maximize the amount of natural sunlight to illuminate interior spaces and reduce utility consumption
  • Cleaning equipment is quiet in nature, resulting in minimal noise pollution
  • Housekeepers work closely with the engineering department to maintain accurate cleaning and maintenance logs for all powered equipment and spaces
  • Used linen is recycled for rags and drop sheets for painting
  • Cleaning solutions are in spray bottles as opposed to aerosol cans
  • Housekeeping staff is trained to power down what they can upon leaving rooms
  • Housekeeping department uses amenity inventory management


  • Air filters are inspected quarterly and monthly to assure they are clean
  • Building control system in place that allows engineering control over the temperature of every meeting room—ensuring rooms have their heating and cooling reduced as required
  • 2 pipe heating/cooling system
  • Environmentally friendly functions are part of our building control system
  • Long-life water filters are used
  • Pallets are picked up for reuse
  • Use of integrated pest management company
  • Bike racks are available for associates commuting by bike

Food & Beverage

  • Sustainable food and beverage options
  • Staff observes responsible food planning and purchasing practices to reduce waste and spoilage
  • Locally available product and produce are purchased whenever available
  • Recycle frying oil and fats off-site
  • Use mugs instead of teacups and saucers to reduce dish washing (more than 50% of the time)
  • Full kitchen single stream recycling of paper, cardboard, plastics and aluminums


  • Call our Sales Department at (504) 553 5100 and ask about our Clutter Free and sustainable meeting set up

Upcoming Projects

  • Developing an herb garden on our 11th floor terrace
  • Common area single stream recycling to include paper, cardboard, plastics and aluminums
  • Optional complimentary newspaper delivery
  • Conversion of all hotel lighting to energy efficient lighting

*Please note that some of the sustainability initiatives above may be in process of being implemented and may not be available in some areas of the hotel.