NEW YORK (AP) - More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener.

NEW YORK (AP) More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener.

The Waldorf Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among 16 major hotels where owners have agreed to cut greenhouse gases from their buildings by 30 percent or more in the next decade.

That's the goal of the NYC Carbon Challenge program, created by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio aides tell The Associated Press he will announce the hotels' commitment on Tuesday.

The mayor says in a statement that if iconic hotels can take this step, "anyone can."

City Hall timed the announcement for when the hotels are thronged with tourists visiting New York for the holidays.