Green Initiative

Green Hotel Honolulu

The Equus is proud to have been Waikiki’s first Green Hotel. Other accolades include being a part of TripAdvisor’s Green Leader’s Program, Ocean Friendly Restaurants Hawai’i, Hawaii Green Business certified, and a partner of Kind Traveler. Guests have peace of mind, knowing their stay is a sustainable one.

As an environment friendly hotel, educating our guests about their opportunity to participate in keeping Hawaii beautiful for future generations to enjoy, is an important part of our mission. We make every effort to improve our footprint on Mother Nature and preserve the beauty of Hawaii, while still providing the comforts of a boutique hotel. Please enjoy your time with us, and Malama the ‘Aina! (care for the earth)

Initiatives we participate in include:

All appliances are GreenStar rated

Room amenities are non-toxic and biodegradable

Low-flush toilets and low-flow shower heads and sink faucet

Partially used bath amenities are donated to local non-profit for homeless

Rigorous recycling program

Towel and Linen Re-use program (every 3 days unless requested)

All lighting CFL with plans to convert to LED

Green transportation program for employees (subsidies for bus passes)

No irrigation system or sprinklers—landscaping is hand-watered

No chemicals used on landscaping

Old uniforms and linens are retired to the Salvation Army

Furniture is donated to Re-Use Hawai‘i

On-site furniture refurbishing/refinishing

Other initiatives to comply with the State Department of Health Green Hotel checklist

Paniolo bar partners with sustainable distilleries offering local or sustainable liquor selections

Your Vacation Legacy Doesn’t End with Your Flight Home


The Equus Hotel is proud to be the FIRST hotel in Hawai’i to join Green Hotels Association, International, and a partner of Legacy International.


Through our Legacy International page, you can offset the carbon impact of traveling by planting one tree in Hawaii! This special effort helps strengthen valuable ecosystems and provides a vital habitat for endangered wildlife.


This special effort to restore Hawaii’s rarest trees helps strengthen valuable ecosystems and provides a vital habitat for endangered wildlife.