The InterContinental New York Barclay and the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at the Pratt Institute launched a Barclay the Bee comic series on the property’s sustainability blog New York Barclay Buzz. The storyline follows the lives of several bee characters as they live atop the hotel and work and play in New York City. The comic is printed on 100 percent recycled paper and available online. The blog also provides behind-the-scenes information about the hotel’s sustainability programs and other insider tips.

For groups, the InterContinental Barclay offers 13,800 square feet of function space. The hotel participates in IHG’s Green Engage program, an online tool that monitors energy, waste and water usage of individual hotels to track trends and provide sustainability feedback.