Green Stash: Solar-Powered Rooftop Lounge Sets Bar for Travel Sustainability

Moonrise Hotel solar power roof restaurantSip cocktails atop a Midwestern solar-powered hotel that’s a trend-setting gem. Moonrise Hotel, a Stash network green leader, built the first restaurant roof in the US made entirely out of solar panels. The renovated indoor-outdoor terrace opened in May 2013.

Located in St. Louis‘ hip Delmar Loop hood, Moonrise is committed to sustainability. Sunrays power Moonrise Hotel’s entire rooftop eatery, some hotel rooms and even its rotating moon that beams down on guests. Slumber under the moon and wake to your laptop and shower powered by the sun.

Engineer geeks, green-minded business travelers, design aficionados, happy hour hounds and vacationers who desire a lighter carbon footprint will all get a charge (or recharge) out of Moonrise Hotel’s alternative-energy rooftop patio bar. Gain new perspective on a business venture while gazing across the horizon.

What’s the solar innovation? Using translucent solar panels (to peek up at the moon or sun) for the first time in a water-tight roof structure for all-season dining. What’s the architectural trend? Using solar elements for building design in an eye-pleasing and functional way. You can have your green cake and eat it, too, even in the dead of winter. Sweeping views and comfort beer and green living.

More Moonrise Hotel sustainability savvy:

  • Electric vehicle charging station free for guests
  • Recycling, composting and limited bottled water usage
  • Leftover food donated to Operation Food Search
  • Eclipse Restaurant offers organic food from local farms

Business travel bonus: Aside from green benefits, enjoy meeting rooms, a fitness center, 24-hour room service, free wifi, iPod docking stations and in-room desks with gadget connectivity. Earn points toward free stays via Stash Hotel Rewards.

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