Going green in Rhode Island

Celebrating March with a green initiative, Hotel Viking and Green Envy Eco-Boutique, both in Newport, Rhode Island, have partnered to offer perks to travellers. Guests of Hotel Viking during March enjoy a 10% discount at Green Envy Eco-Boutique. And shoppers at Green Envy Eco-Boutique enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner at One Bellevue, Hotel Viking’s award-winning restaurant. The green partnership invites guests of Hotel Viking to enjoy a 10% discount when they show their key card at Green Envy Eco-Boutique, a five-minute walk from Hotel Viking. Green Envy Eco-Boutique features eco-friendly, fair-trade or organic products, including clothing, jewelry and skin care. The store has been recognized by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce as the 2010 Micro Business of the Year. Patrons of Green Envy Eco-Boutique enjoy a complimentary glass of organically grown wine with purchase of dinner at One Bellevue, the award-winning restaurant at Hotel Viking. To enjoy the wine, diners need to show a receipt from Green Envy Boutique, with a March date, anytime during March. Hotel Viking is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Offering 209 rooms and suites, it features SpaTerre, fine dining at One Bellevue, 14,000 square feet of event space, a pool, fitness centre and more. (