Sustainability Statement

A Triple-Bottom-Line Approach to Hospitality

A premier green hotel in Washington, D.C., Capitol Hill Hotel takes many steps to preserve the beauty of its surroundings. We encompass a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability through the implementation of EarthView®, a proprietary sustainability program created by Hersha Hotels & Resorts. We focus on a holistic approach to hospitality, providing memorable amenities and unique offerings that enhance the guest experience. 


Sustainable Highlights at Capitol Hill Hotel Include:

  • Guest room energy management systems (EMS) smart thermostats
  • EarthView® Water
  • Participation in Clean the World
  • Discontinued use of plastic stirrers and straws

Caring for the Planet and Its People

Environmental and Social Initiatives

Independent Collection hotels are part of an industry-leading approach to corporate responsibility. We are always seeking to further our environmental stewardship practices, and we partner with organizations that work for social good. Below are some of the ways we put our ethics in action. 

EarthView Water Bottles

$1 of sales from each water bottle is donated to, an organization that provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation. 

Clean the World

Clean the World is the world's first and only high-volume soap recycler. This non-profit collects the soap discarded each day in hotel guestrooms and recycles it. The recycled product is distributed to at-risk communities in the U.S. and developing countries to present millions of hygiene-related deaths. 762 pounds of soap have been recycled and converted to 4,136 new life-saving bars of soap for children and families in need worldwide.