HONOLULU—Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has been awarded a Hawaii Green Business Award for the seventh consecutive year. At an awards ceremony on May 3, 2018, the resort was recognized as one of 17 businesses from throughout the state that is striving to operate in an environmentally, culturally, and socially responsible manner in order to ultimately contribute to the sustainability and improvement of the island of Hawaii. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is one of only eight hotels and resorts to receive this designation this year.
“We’re thrilled to accept the honor of being named a Hawaii Green Business for another year, and are especially grateful to our resort Green Team who has worked tirelessly to facilitate environmental and cultural education, awareness, and engagement across the resort and in the community,” said Doug Sears, General Manager at the resort. “We’re proud to set an example for our peers by doing our part to contribute to the sustainability and prosperity of our beautiful state, and hope to encourage others to do the same.”
This award recognizes Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa’s commitment to advancing conservational efforts by minimizing the environmental impacts of the hotel. In the past year, the resort’s newest green efforts have included the initial installation of bulk body wash, shampoo, and conditioner in guestrooms and reducing plate waste by modifying menus and changing garnishes. The resort’s ongoing conservation efforts include an emphasis on sustainable and thoughtfully sourced culinary offerings; the elimination of plastic water bottles in favor of reusable water bottles for guests; and a comprehensive cultural program intended to help guests gain an appreciation and understanding for Hawaiian culture and history.
The Hawaii Green Business Awards are an annual partnership between the state’s Department of Health; the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism’s Hawaii State Energy Office; the Board of Water Supply; the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. The program recognizes businesses that are committed to going green by implementing energy and resource efficiency practices, keeping utility costs down, creating a more sustainable environment, and collectively contributing to Hawaii’s energy efficiency goal.