The Grand Hyatt Kaua`i Resort and Spa
is committed to reducing our impact on the environment by conserving natural resources and reducing waste. Our most recent project involved converting one of our tennis courts to a hydroponic garden that is now providing over 300 lbs. of lettuces for our restaurants and events. In addition, we have replaced over 15,000 fluorescent bulbs with LED's for a 70% increase in lighting efficiency. We also offer a comprehensive recycling program, with recycling bins throughout the property as well as in each guestroom and every office workspace. All glass, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and paper and cardboard products used by the hotel are recycled, and 100% of green waste is utilized by a local nursery for compost. Currently, we divert an average of 13 tons of recyclables each month from the island’s landfill! Leading the industry in Hawaii, we were one of the first resorts to harness the sun for energy. Our solar photovoltaic covered carport, the first one in the State, produces 465,000 kWh per year. And our swimming pools are heated with recaptured heat produced by our air conditioning system.
To further reduce our environmental impact, all guestrooms feature sink aerators and Toto®low-flow showerheads and toilets. We offer a towel and linen reuse program throughout the hotel, and our catering services substitute china and cloth napkins for disposable paper products. Waste cooking oil is collected from our restaurants and processed into bio-diesel fuel, food scraps are collected and made into feed by a local pig farmer, and usable hotel items such as mattresses, art, furniture, dishes, etc. are sold in fundraisers for local charities.
For a complete list of our Green Initiatives, click here