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by Michael J. Shapiro | October 20, 2010

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, a 230-room property in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The property opened a year ago in a renovated 1929 art deco historical landmark. Among the eco-friendly design elements: Daylight shines in on 90 percent of all hotel spaces, water consumption comes in at about 20 percent less than comparable properties, and recycled content accounted for more than 10 percent of all materials and resources in the property's construction and renovation. The hotel offers 6,000 square feet of meeting space and an on-site restaurant, Square 1682.