Reusable water bottles at the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
Reusable water bottles at the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam

Hyatt becomes latest hotel brand to ditch plastic toiletries to reduce waste

Hotel group to also increase water stations in its properties

Cathy Adams
Wednesday 13 November 2019 12:33

Another big hotel chain has pledged to ditch mini toiletries in an effort to reduce single-use plastic waste.

Hyatt, which operates 875 hotels in 60 countries around the world, said it will replace small single-use bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion with large-format amenities by June 2021.

The hotel chain also plans to increase the number of refillable water stations for guests across its properties, and bottled water will only be available by request at meetings and events. Some Hyatt hotels have already introduced reusable glass bottles.

“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,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of 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.”

Hyatt has already removed plastic straws from its hotels, and said it would increase the amount of compostable, recyclable or recycled packaging it offers guests for takeaway food.

The move by Hyatt, which operates a range of hotel brands including Alila, Park Hyatt and Andaz, follows Marriott and InterContinental (IHG).

In July, IHG announced it would install bulk-size amenities in its 843,000 guestrooms by 2021.

It was followed by Marriott’s announcement in August, which pledged to remove mini plastic toiletries from all rooms by the end of next year.

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