Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya reduces use of plastic


RIYADH — In an effort to boost environmental protection, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has launched a series of sustainability initiatives in the property. The hotel has successfully abolished single-use plastic in its heart-of-house by introducing reusable water bottles among over 300 employees. Additionally, in their approach to protect the planet, the property has taken measures to reduce their energy consumption by five percent during the first quarter of 2020.

These new initiatives represent a significant step in Hyatt’s global sustainability program, underscoring its landmarks of wellbeing – Feel, Fuel, and Function – and its values of care.

In addition to the recent contribution by introducing reusable water bottles among colleagues, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has launched the following initiatives to contribute to the wellbeing of the community:

• Reducing 200,000 plastic bottles a year by distributing reusable water bottles to colleagues and clients

• Reducing energy usage by five percent by enhancing the property’s chiller unit

• Eliminating plastic straws entirely from the rooms and restaurants

• In the planning phase for replacing single-use plastic bottles with glass bottles in public and event spaces and expecting to reduce 1.5 million single-use plastic

According to Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is utilizing its investment power to create a more diverse and sustainable economy. As we are a part of this community, protecting our environment has never been more important for Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya. “At Hyatt, we care for people so they can be their best. This purpose guides every aspect of our business. We always listen to understand the challenges faced by our guests, associates, and the environment we live in, and are constantly creating solutions to bring a positive impact,” said Walid El Awadly.

“The biggest environmental challenges cannot be solved alone. Hence, we are involving our guests and clients to contribute towards a common goal: preserving our environment.”


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