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Hyatt Regency Boston First Hotel in Boston to Become
a Member of Green Hotels Association


Boston, MA: February 4, 2005: In addition to the multi-million dollar renovation scheduled to be completed in March, 2005, Hyatt Regency Boston has created some of the most integrated and comprehensive Green Initiatives.

"We believe it's important that we commit ourselves to environmentally friendly practices," said David Nadelman, General Manager. "As a leader in the community, Hyatt Regency Boston believes it is our responsibility to continually strive to improve our "green" practices. In an ongoing effort to reduce energy usage, we are in the process of becoming Energy Star Rated and we are the first hotel in Boston to become a member of Green Hotels Association."

Green Initiatives include the use of Ozone Water Technologies to significantly reduce the need for chemicals and completely eliminate the need for hot water in the hotel's laundry department. To further this effort, Hyatt Regency Boston has collaborated in the laundry effort by washing Hyatt Regency Cambridge linens with their own in order to make an impact on water and chemical conservation. The hotels hope to act as an example to other Hyatt hotels and to the hotel industry as a whole.

Hotel guests automatically participate in "The Guestroom Green Program". In an effort to conserve water, this proactive program allows guests to reuse linens and towels unless they call housekeeping to have their towels refreshed. For the guests' convenience, the hotel staff takes on the responsibility of recycling everything from paper and plastics to cardboards, cans and bottles. In addition, amenity dispensers have been installed into showers of all guestrooms assisting in reducing plastic waste, while allowing the hotel to offer a superior product.

Other initiatives include:

  • Composting food is taking place in the hotel kitchens in an added effort to give back to the environment. The food is becoming fertilizer to grow organic foods;
  • Over 95% of the hotel lights are energy efficient;
  • Motion detector light switches have been installed in all hotel storage and meeting rooms;
  • All guest rooms are equipped with programmable digital thermostats that are interfaced with the hotels property management system, therefore the thermostats turn on only when the room is occupied;
  • Hotel information is disseminated via e-mail instead of paper distribution;
  • All ice machines and kitchen refrigeration units are air cooled;
  • All showerheads are 2.5 gallon per minute maximum discharge;
  • All guest room faucet aerators are 2.0 gallon per minute maximum discharge.
About Hyatt Regency Boston:
Centrally located in the heart of Boston, Hyatt Regency Boston is just steps away from Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, the Theatre District, Newbury Street, and attached to the city's subway "T" system. The 22-story hotel also caters to meeting attendees with over 20,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel features an elegant full service restaurant and lobby bar. Guests can also relax at the indoor swimming pool, sauna, eucalyptus steam room, sun deck or take advantage of the hotel's state-of-the- art fitness facilities. 

Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 1-617-912-1234

Also See: The Airlie Center Is the Only Lodging Property in Virginia to Hold Virginia's Exemplary Environmental Excellence Award and Green Seal Certification / August 2004
Environmental Management Practices in US Hotels / Ishmael Mensah / May 2004
After One Year of Operation, Hyatt Regency Downtown Boston (formerly operated by Swissotel) Sees 18% Increase in Occupancy Over the Previous Year / November 2004

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