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Hyatt Regency Maui receives international leadership award for environmental sustainability

By Staff | Sep 8, 2016

Since becoming Hawaii’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) Silver resort in 2014, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has continued its commitment to the environment with sustainable initiatives.

KAANAPALI – The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa recently received the international Hyatt Thrive Leadership Award for its Excellence in Environmental Sustainability at the recent Hyatt 2016 Awards Week.

The Hyatt Thrive Leadership Award recognizes hotels and field offices that embody Hyatt’s commitment to thriving communities by demonstrating exemplary leadership in environmental sustainability and/or community engagement.

As Hawaii’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) Silver resort, Hyatt Regency Maui’s list of leading environmental initiatives include LEED-EBOM certification maintenance by the resort’s own Green Team; sustainability and recycling tactics supporting renewable energy and recycling; the recent installation of one of the largest photovoltaic solar panel systems in Hawaii that is significantly reducing the resort’s carbon footprint; and a new sustainability tour for guests to learn about environmental initiatives onsite.

“We’re overjoyed to receive an international award for our sustainability efforts,” said Allan Farwell, general manager at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.

“We’ve made incredible enhancements to the 36-year-old resort in the past few years. We are passionate about moving our mission forward and look forward to continued success in making Hyatt Regency Maui a sustainability leader in the hospitality industry.”

“We’ve all worked so hard in making the resort environmentally sustainable, and to see the hotel and our associates be recognized for this prestigious award is thrilling. I couldn’t be more grateful,” added Gary Bulson, senior director of engineering and leader of the resort’s Green Team, a group of resort employees involved in sustainability initiatives.

Hyatt Regency Maui recently received additional recognition for its sustainability initiatives, including the Hawaii Green Business Program Award, the Best Eco/Green Hotel Smart Stars Award by Successful Meetings, and the Resort Energy Ventures Sustainability Award.

For more information regarding the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, call 661-1234, or visit www.maui.regency.hyatt.com.