Hyatt eliminating tiny toiletry bottles

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

Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest major hotel company to launch a crackdown on miniature bathroom amenities.

InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International have also announced companywide bans on miniature toiletry bottles in recent months. 

By June 2021, Hyatt says it plans to replace small bottles of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and lotion with bulk dispensers.

Concurrently, the company has pledged to cut down on single-use water bottle usage. Hyatt plans to increase availability of water stations in hotel public spaces, allowing guests to refill reusable water bottles, as well as serve water in carafes or other containers for meetings and events, with single-use water bottles available only on request. 

The latest measures build on existing sustainability efforts already in place at many Hyatt properties. For example, in-house water bottling plants that reuse glass bottles have been implemented at many Alila hotels and at the Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Andaz Costa Rica and Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Likewise, reusable bottles are already distributed to guests at check-in at properties such as the Hyatt Regency Maui, Grand Hyatt Kauai and Hyatt Ziva Cancun, among others.

In addition to targeting single-use bathroom amenities and water bottles, Hyatt has already eliminated plastic straws and drink picks and increased usage of compostable, recyclable or recycled to-go food containers across its portfolio.

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