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( Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times )
10740 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 475-8711 or (800) 546-7866, www.hotelpalomar-lawestwood.com
The Palomar has carefully encased its "reduce, reuse and recycle" message in an atmosphere of chic. A renovation that gutted the former occupant, a Doubletree Hotel, kept the guest room sizes modest, but also shows that reusing an existing building needn't sacrifice style or green principles.
Yet based on looks alone, you wouldn't know the hotel endorses conservation programs. The rooms include cards (on recycled paper) that outline the Kimpton EarthCare program that supports, among other things, the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit conservation group.
-- Valli Herman
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