Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences takes one more step towards sustainability
The property installs a water bottling plant that would eradicate the use of over a million bottles annually
Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences, with a vast operation of over 30,000 sq ft of banquets, seven F&B restaurants and more than an inventory of 600 rooms, suites and residences, has installed water a bottling plant that is in support of the Government’s Go Green initiatives. Grand Hyatt Mumbai offers moments of more and grand experiences providing intimate interactions with the people, culture and local experiences of Mumbai while also being responsible for the community and the environment.
Blending characteristics of Responsible Tourism and Ecotourism, the hotel is the latest to install an automated sustainable drinking water bottling plant at the property, with the assistance of Boon (formerly known as Swajal WaterCube). Grand Hyatt Mumbai now takes pride in supporting sustainable tourism and reducing its carbon footprint by using biodegradable materials. The programme works on the circular economy principle where an automated inhouse system washes, sterilises and fills glass bottles, thereby not only cutting down on plastic waste but eliminating carbon emissions involved in transporting the bottles to the hotel from a plant. With the new bottling system, able to process 500 litres of water per hour, the guests will be treated to safe packaged drinking water.
Boon has been busy forming strategic partnerships with multiple institutions to launch its smart hydration system, WaterCube, which revolutionises drinking water quality. It has recently partnered with Travel Food Services (TFS) to set up an advanced AI-based intelligent hydration system at airport lounges and Fairmont Jaipur to curb plastic waste from water bottles. Boon launched WaterATM™ in 2014 and developed one of the world’s first dedicated IoT platform called Clairvoyant™ for drinking water at the time to be able to monitor drinking water purifiers spread across the globe. Since then, Boon has expanded Clairvoyant to focus on not only the social impact aspect but also the environmental impact aspect by enabling hotels, restaurants and offices to switch away from plastic hydration to more sustainable solutions.
“At Hyatt, our purpose is to care for people so they can be their best. And being located in one of the largest economies in India, the Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences with its international presence is adapting sustainable practices that not only support the communities and ecosystems but provide economic value for the hotel. As a global practice of eradicating single-use plastic from across our operations, and the travelers increasing demand for implementation of eco-friendly practices, the newly installed water bottling plant will be another step towards showcasing our efforts of going green and offering meaningful experiences,” says Dietmar Kielnhofer, General Manager, Grand Hyatt Mumbai and Area Vice President – West India.
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