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New Embassy Suites plans to keep it green — Ruggles Green — downtown

New Embassy Suites plans to keep it green — Ruggles Green — downtown

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The new Embassy Suites Downtown has made an effort to stick to the eco-friendly example set by its neighbor, Discovery Green.

The 262-room hotel that opened in February is the first LEED-certified hotel in Houston's downtown, with a sustainable design, construction and operation as well as recycling, water and energy conservation programs.

Now the commitment to going green will extend to the hotel restaurant. CultureMap has learned that Embassy Suites is in serious discussions on opening a new Ruggles Green as a street-level lunch and dinner restaurant inside the hotel. Ruggles Green, an offshoot of Bruce Molzan's Ruggles Grill, is certified by the Green Restaurant Association for its recycling and conservation programs and use of sustainable products. There are already two Ruggles Green restaurants (in River Oaks and CityCentre) in Houston.

No word on when we can expect an opening. An official announcement about a new Ruggles Green in the Embassy Suites could happen as early as May. 

Are you a Ruggles Green fan? Would it make the new Embassy Suites more of a draw?