July SPOTLIGHT on Sustainability
Updated: Jul 23, 2019
One of the values we hold dear to us here in Hawaiʻi is Mālama ʻĀina or taking care of the land. The tourism and hospitality industry must simultaneously welcome our visitors and teach about sustainability and preserving our sacred land.
One of the leaders in the industry in sustainability efforts is the Grand Hyatt Kauaʻi Resort & Spa, who this year (2019) was recognized by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association for going above and beyond to implement sustainable practices in everyday operations, along with the other Hyatt Resorts across the state of Hawaiʻi (Hyatt Regency Maui, Waikiki and Andaz Wailea)
According to a 2016 press release "In early 2015 Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa invested over $300,000 to convert one of its tennis courts into a hydroponic garden to grow lettuce for the resort’s restaurants and events. The 4,000 sq. ft. former tennis court, now farm, produced its first crop in January 2015 and is now consistently producing over 300 pounds per week of the seven types of lettuces grown. The Grand Hyatt Kauai Garden pays homage to the resort owner’s vision of turning dreams into reality for a sustainable future."
Here are some other ways they are going above and beyond in their commitment to sustainability on Kauai:
Reusable water bottles in guest rooms with filtered water stations throughout resort reduce individual use water bottles by 50,000 per month; 600,000 per year.
Allowing guests to choose whether to have linens refreshed daily saves 500,000 gallons of water per year.
Waste cooking oil is collected and processed into bio-diesel fuel.
All usable items such as mattresses, art, furniture, dishes, etc. are sold in fundraisers for local charities.
Recycle bins are available in guest rooms as well as throughout the resort for guests to deposit glass, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans.
Take-out packaging is made from biodegradable materials.
Mahalo Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa for all of your sustainability efforts and honoring the value of Mālama ʻĀina. We are proud to support and partner with eco-friendly businesses here in Hawaiʻi.
To learn more about the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa or to book your next stay, visit their website.
To learn more about eco-tourism efforts across the state, visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority website.