DENPASAR (SEPTEMBER 2021) – At Hyatt, we care for people so they can be their best, and one of the ways to pledge our commitment to care is by ensuring that the brand’s practices are environmentally responsible and sustainable. As a part of this vision, Grand Hyatt Bali has implemented a sustainability framework, which focuses on reducing energy and water consumption, food waste management and supply chain sustainability.
Following green initiatives, Grand Hyatt Bali is currently working on waste management, composting and eco-enzyme making. The aim of the programme is to produce our own organic compost from greeneries (grass and fallen leaves) and food waste. The programme is incorporated into the daily operations of in-hotel departments by segregating the waste into three different vessels in a dedicated area. Meanwhile, the inorganic waste – such as plastic, glass bottles, cans, paper and cardboards – are being transferred to a third party to be processed or repurposed responsibly.
Waste reduction is a core pillar of the environmental sustainability strategy at Hyatt. In conjunction with this, Grand Hyatt Bali is advancing the best practice of in-house eco-enzyme making. This method uses the fermentation process and transforms organic waste, like vegetable and fruit waste, into water that can be used for watering the plants. By extension, the programme also aims to support the local government’s efforts to solve Bali’s landfill issue.
Sustainability Food Festival
By implementing the philosophy: “Food thoughtfully sourced, carefully served”, Grand Hyatt Bali strives to offer healthy choices to our guests by working together with local suppliers, supporting options such as organic or antibiotic-free, and identifying options with a low environmental impact.
For example, the resort has been sourcing its seafood from small business enterprises in order to support the local economy, while helping reduce emissions and carbon footprint. In addition, Grand Hyatt Bali sources some vegetables, herbs and spices from its own backyard, at the Chef’s Garden – adjacent to Garden Café, the all-day dining restaurant.
Grand Hyatt Bali is also participating in Bali Hotel Association’s Sustainable Food Festival, slotted for 27 September until 16 October 2021. With more than 25 five-star hotels in Bali participating, the food festival aims to raise awareness of the island’s movement toward a sustainable future with tangible actions already in place. The festival will see a curated menu made of locally and responsibly sourced ingredients, as well as fun programmes and educational activities related to sustainability efforts.
Executive Sous Chef Rikki Zulfikri at Grand Hyatt Bali’s Chef’s Garden
Grand Hyatt Bali’s earlier sustainability efforts included collaboration with SensorFlow, a Singapore-based prop-tech start-up that leverages Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help optimise energy efficiency by implementing the smart energy automation solution in the resort’s 636 guest rooms.
A collaboration with LSSINDO, an electricity saving solutions company in Indonesia, also takes place at Grand Hyatt Bali. The project involves customising the water pumps used for the swimming pools to maximise electricity efficiency up to 70% while improving the water quality and flow.
To ensure the sustainability programmes are implemented successfully, Grand Hyatt Bali has appointed a dedicated Environmental Officer for the resort, Ahliana. “As an Environmental Officer, I am responsible to keep an eye on the ongoing sustainability programmes, plan strategies to improve our environmental quality and educate my colleagues about the importance of sustainability. For me, sustainability is meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” she states.
“It’s important to balance our economic, environmental and social needs for now and future generations,” Ahliana continued. “There is one local value that I highly cherish, which is Tri Hita Karana, the three causes of wellbeing, comprising harmonisation with God, nature and human beings.”
For future programmes, Grand Hyatt Bali will focus on building solar panels and improving the environment, including producing organic pesticides to terminate white insects and making our own organic pet food pellets to feed the resident ducks and fish by processing food waste. In addition, Grand Hyatt Bali will also collaborate with other foundations and parties to support the local community’s sustainability efforts.
About Grand Hyatt Bali
Grand Hyatt Bali is the crown jewel of resorts on Nusa Dua, with 636 rooms and suites and two villas. Opened in 1991, the hotel was conceived as a water palace with lakes, landscaped gardens and lagoons. Grand Hyatt Bali offers a perfect blend of business and pleasure, featuring multiple leisure facilities and 24 meeting rooms of various sizes. For more information, please visit grandhyattbali.com.
About Grand Hyatt
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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 March 31, 2020, the Company’s portfolio included more than 900 hotel, all- inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 65 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 employees, 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.