May 02, 2022
By Featured Venues & Destinations

A destination in itself, Grand Hyatt Singapore is the ideal starting point for any business or leisure trip to the garden city. Housing award-winning restaurants and spacious guestrooms with the luxury of being right in the centre of the city's entertainment and shopping scene at Orchard Road. Grand Hyatt Singapore has achieved GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA - The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, SG Clean and SG SafeEvent Certifications, a commitment to enhanced levels of cleanliness and safe management practices, as we reimagine the hotel experience.

Grand Hyatt Singapore offers 5,100 square meters of event venues including boardrooms, ballrooms, and versatile outdoor spaces to suit every occasion. Guests can choose from 16 residential-style event venues are equipped with loft kitchens, lounge, extended digital canvas in the grand ballroom, unrivaled technology, and capabilities to deliver the ultimate event experience.

Since 2011, the hotel has been applying key actions across strategic areas to amplify the wide range of great initiatives in progress in alignment with Hyatt’s 2030 framework and goals. The hotel aspires to make it easy for guests to incorporate more sustainable practices during their meetings and events, and the events team is always ready to discuss how they can support or provide guidance for the various options.

Reducing waste and single-use plastic

To combat plastic use and stationary wastage left at events, Grand Hyatt Singapore uses refillable solutions for water rather than single-use bottled water. Just Water, made of plant-based and recyclable materials, is provided in all 16 event spaces. Beverages served at the event is also served in glass bottles, cans, and tetra pack for ease of recycling.

Stationary wastage is a big part of events and post-event clean-up. Grand Hyatt Singapore understands that opting for sustainable materials used in stationary will make a huge impact in reducing waste. Pens used at event spaces are made of wheat straw and can be recycled. To enable paperless meetings, the hotel also supports digital signages instead of physical collateral and offers Hyatt Apps to help enable a paperless meeting. If notepads are needed, all hotel-printed material uses Forest Stewardship Council paper, and notepads and pens are also provided at the center of every table rather than at every seat to avoid unnecessary wastage.

Reducing food waste generated during events

Food waste is one of the biggest waste streams in Singapore and the amount of food waste generated has grown by over 20% in the last 10 years. In 2019, Singapore generated around 744 million kg of food waste which equates to around 51,000 double-decker buses.

Grand Hyatt Singapore adopts measures both big and small, starting by ensuring headcounts are updated for each meal and preparing food and resources accordingly, opting for plated meals over buffets, leveraging the hotel restaurant for smaller groups, and eliminating overage guarantees in contract language.

In addition, the hotel also designs plant-based meals or adopts a portion of the meal to be plant-based, which helps advocate sustainability and zero-waste dishes.

Leftover food gathered at event spaces is also processed through an in-house waste management plant that converts 1,000kg of daily food waste into 300kg of organic pathogen fertilizers within 24 hours; eliminating the use of 55,000 thrash bags and keeping food waste away from landfills. Fertilizers are then used within the hotel at the rooftop garden where 30% of seasonal vegetables are used in restaurants or event menus. This cycle of repurposing food waste for culinary needs in the hotel saves energy, reduces carbon footprint, and is a big step towards a sustainable future.

Carbon Emission and Water

Events spaces are big energy consumption areas in the hotel and Grand Hyatt Singapore is the first hotel in the world to install a gas-powered Trigeneration Plant. This has helped to provide 30% of its electricity, heat, and cooling for laundry and air-conditioning needs, thus reducing its carbon footprint by 1,200 tonnes annually.

To save water from dishwashers, dishes collected from events are washed by three Meiko dishwashing machines and one Granuldisk pot, which saves 66% of water, 87% of energy, and 60% of chemicals.

It is important to be wary of energy consumption especially when event spaces are not in use and ways to optimize the use of energy in the hotel. Lights and air conditioning are turned on in meeting rooms only when needed. Electrical usage is also analyzed by providing event-specific environmental footprint information aligned with the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) and the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI) methodology.

As sustainability is becoming more widely viewed as one of the most important drivers in businesses, upholding environmental sustainability is essential to achieve growth, attract new clients, and satisfy guests and visitors. Embracing care at the heart of the business, Grand Hyatt Singapore is committed to protecting the planet for future generations by adopting a holistic approach toward sustainability and pioneering sustainable initiatives across multiple touchpoints in the hotel. To know more about the hotel and its offerings, visit Cvent Supplier Network.

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