Some of the most sought-after Hyatt properties in India have led the way by setting an example for others with their monsoon-focused initiatives.
- Hyatt Regency Mumbai identified that the water level in the existing bore well was decreasing and was inadequate. To address this issue and to contribute to the organisational commitment of sustainability, the hotel initiated rain water harvesting. During the monsoons, the water that is collected on the terrace is routed through the storm water line to rain water bores. The initiative has resulted in higher groundwater levels throughout the year and the hotel receives approximately 33,000 liters of water annually for its domestic use. This also helps the hotel save a significant sum of 26 lakh rupees annually.
- Grand Hyatt Mumbai has a rain water collection system that helps generate an average 10,000 KL of water; post-filtration this is used for domestic applications. The in-house Sewage Treatment Plant at Grand Hyatt Mumbai helps recycle domestic waste water which is later utilized for gardening and in the air conditioning plant. To conserve water, flow regulators have been installed in showers in all the guestrooms leading to minimum 20000 liters of water saving every day.
- Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa has a closed swimming pool makeup water line to utilize rain water for makeup. Additionally, the rainwater that is collected or overflows in the hotel’s lagoons is utilized for groundwater recharging pits.
- Hyatt Regency Chandigarh makes use of recycled water for irrigation and cooling towers. To conserve water, it also makes use of flow restrictors in guest room and public area taps.
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