Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt hotels globally, including introducing large-format bathroom amenities and reducing single-use water bottles by June 2021.
It will also increase the number of water stations in key public spaces at hotels for guests who wish to refill reusable water bottles. At meetings and events water will be served in carafes; bottled water will be available by request.
“At Hyatt, our purpose – we care for people so they can be their best – guides all business decisions, including our global sustainability framework, which focuses on using resources responsibly and helping address today’s most pressing environmental issues,” says Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt. “Plastic pollution is a global issue, and we hope our efforts will motivate guests, customers and, indeed, ourselves to think more critically about our use of plastic.”
Other recent global initiatives have included removing plastic straws and drink picks and making alternative options available only by request at Hyatt hotels, and increasing the use of compostable, recyclable, or recycled content packaging for to-go food containers.
Many Hyatt properties have already introduced additional efforts including: in-house water bottling plants, reusable bottles distributed to all guests at check-in and filtered water spouts in guest rooms at Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas.