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The New Orleans Marriott Gets Recycling Help from the 'Trashmen'

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April 7, 2010 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

All this week we will honor Earth Day by putting the spotlight on eco-friendly hotels. Got an Earth Day Hotel suggestion? Let us know.

The New Orleans Marriott is going all tree hugger. It's starting a recycling program with the help of the guys behind TLC's Trashmen, a series reality series about New Orleans garbage collectors.

The Marriott, which is only a few blocks away from the French Quarter, says it's the the first large hotel in the city to do launch such a program. Using the Trashmen's new recycling center, the Marriott will be able to recycle all paper, plastic and cans.

To solidify its tree-hugging status, the Marriott's looking to extend its eco-friendliness to other areas of the hotel. At its 5 Fifty 5 restaurant, the majority of the menu items feature local ingredients, such as dairy products from Smith’s Creamery, a family-owned and operated dairy in Louisiana. The restaurant also offers a selection of organic wines.

If you want the Marriott to recycle your waste, rooms start at $159 a night.

[Photo: New Orleans Marriott's Facebook]

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room design

I cannot be how fugly that guest room is.  It looks like the circus came to town and left behind their costumes.

Room are more subdued in person

i actually dont think my room had any of that circus flair. that's not to say the rooms were gorgeous but def. a little easier on the eyes. i'd recommend this place getting a makeover (they did the lobby abt 2 years back) but the room rates go as low as $69 here sometimes.

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