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HYATT REGENCY RIYADH OLAYA LAUNCHES INITIATIVES TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

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 amongst 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.” 



About Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya opened its doors to guests in January 2017. The hotel offers 260 spacious guestrooms, including 39 suites, spread across 28 floors. All guestrooms and suites feature panoramic views of the vibrant city of Riyadh. Conveniently located on Olaya Street and King Fahad Road, a growing financial district in Riyadh, and in close proximity to the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Hyatt Regency is a business and leisure brand that offers the business traveler convenience in location, modern technology to ensure that they are always connected to what matters to them most, as well as well-equipped meeting facilities and authentic restaurants in a stylish and comfortable environment. Hyatt’s strategy is aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which focuses on stimulating tourism and boosting the Kingdom’s economy. The current Hyatt portfolio in the country comprises Park Hyatt Jeddah, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, and Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street. For more information, please visit riyadholaya.regency.hyatt.com . Follow @HyattRegencyRiyadhOlaya on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattRegencyRiyadhOlaya


About Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on making travel free from stress and filled with success. More than 195 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in more than 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient personalized, high-touch business meetings to energizing family vacations. The brand offers stress-free environments for seamless gatherings and empathetic service that anticipates guests’ needs. Designed for productivity and peace of mind, Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert meeting and event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit hyattregency.com. Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattRegency .


About Hyatt Hotels Corporation 

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of September 30, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com

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