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
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.