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Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Sustainability Efforts

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa continues on its green path to a more sustainable future in Hawaii's hotel industry by continuing to empower its employees and inspire guests to educate, protect and conserve resources.

In 2016, it received the prestigious State of Hawaii Green Hotel Award for being one of the top hotels with exemplary performance and recognizable environmental leadership in the hotel industry and community.

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has also been awarded the Energy Star seal of approval for the third consecutive year, distinguishing it as one of the top 25 percent of environmentally efficient buildings. The award was presented by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acknowledging the resort's accomplishment as a top energy performer and recognizing its role in environmental leadership.

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa ‘ohana (family) is committed and continues to create a healthy environment for Hawai‘i which includes recycling, using utilities wisely and actively looking for ways to improve our conservation efforts.  To help champion the various environmental programs, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has created an internal Energy Management Committee that is fully committed to promoting the daily practices in energy conservation and recycling awareness.

Thinking green is not enough. Growing greener strengthens the leadership. The hotel continues to expand its multi-faceted sustainability programs including the following:

  • Solid Waste and Recycling Effort:
    Solid Waste and Recycling Effort:

    Solid Waste and Recycling Effort:

    Marriott embraces the popular "reduce, recycle, reuse" philosophy when it comes to handling waste and excess. The resort recycles glass, plastic and other materials since opening day, and has developed creative ways to cut back on unnecessary packaging and paper consumption.

    Donates extra food and supplies to charitable organizations to benefit local communities.

  • Recently Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa recycled approximately:
    Recently Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa recycled approximately:

    Snippet Recently Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa recycled approximately:

    •    4.2 tons of glass
    •    115 tons of wet waste 
    •    592 lbs. newspaper/mixed paper 
    •    42 tons of cardboard 
    •    2,285 gallons of fryer oil 
    •    6.5 tons of white paper

  • Reduction of Energy Usage:

    •    Installation of more energy-efficient LED lighting.
    •    Replacement of chillers and refrigeration equipment with new units that contain environmentally friendly refrigerants as well as replacing aging air conditioning units with newer energy efficient units. 
    •    Installation of variable frequency drives to larger horsepower motors to reduce consumption.
    •    Upgrading of air handling pumps, supply fans and exhaust fan motors with premium energy efficient motors.
    •    Upgrading the Energy management system, adding more systems on and expanding load shedding of systems to control demand spiking.
  • Reduction of Water Usage:

    Reduction of Water Usage:

    The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has installed water flow-restriction devices in shower heads. The resort has saved water consumption for linens and towels by empowering guests as follows: 
    •    Changing of bed linens only if guests indicate by placing the "tent card" on the bed. If not indicated, room attendants remake beds using existing linens.
    •    Replacement of towels only if guests indicate, by placing towels in the bathtub. If not indicated, room attendants neatly fix existing towels on the rack.
  • Pollution Prevention Effort:

    Pollution Prevention Effort:

    The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa replaced existing heating, ventilation and cooling equipment with more efficient systems, often in partnership with local utilities.

  • Awareness programs:

    Awareness programs:

    The resort continually publishes energy savings tips in Associates' monthly newsletter and established Energy Awareness Bulletin Board displaying energy saving tips for daily practice and tracking of monthly recycling tonnage.

  • Community Involvement:

    Community Involvement:

    The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa staff has organized "Malama Hawaii" campaigns by cleaning up surrounding streets, nearby parks, Waikiki Beach and other public spaces as one of their favorite ways to contribute to the communities in which they live and work. The team further grew this initiative by partnering with Hawaii Tourism Authority and creating a "Malama Hawaii" resort package to guests who want to give back to Hawaii's community while vacationing by participating in a Waikiki Beach Clean-up activity organized by the resort.