Another major global hotel brand is turning its back on single-use plastic amenity bottles.
Hyatt Hotels Corp., which operates 20 brands and has nearly 900 locations, signaled plans to transition to larger bottles to hold bathroom products such as shower gel and shampoo.
The company also wants to reduce single-use water bottles.
"Plastic pollution is a global issue, and we hope our efforts will motivate guests, customers and, indeed, ourselves to think more critically about our use of plastic," Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian said in a statement.
The Chicago-based company expects the transition from smaller to larger bottles is finished by June 2021.
The hotelier will increase the number of water stations in public areas for customers who opt for reusable water bottles. Water also will be offered in larger multi-serving containers, such as carafes, at meetings and events, the company said. But customers can still request bottled water.
These latest moves follow Hyatt's previous elimination of plastic straws and drink picks.
Hyatt has more than 875 locations in more than 60 countries.
Hyatt's move follows Marriott International Inc.'s decision this summer to also phase out use of single-use plastic toiletry bottles by the end of next year. Marriott is a much larger company than Hyatt, with more than 7,000 properties around the world.
InterContinental Hotels Group, the company behind brands such as Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Candlewood Suites, also is eliminating single-use amenity bottles. The transition is expected to be complete in 2021.
Hyatt does not currently have an overall estimate of the number of bottles or the total weight of plastic that will be eliminated through the move, a company spokesman said.
Plastic usage varies by property, and the company indicated that a recent move to an in-house water bottling plant at the Hyatt Regency Delhi will eliminate the use of more than 1 million plastic bottles each year.
The fully automated bottling plant can clean and fill up to 500 bottles per hour and eliminate the use of 28 tons of plastic each year, Hyatt said.