Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, which is undergoing a $25 million renovation of its guestrooms, suites, public areas, and restaurants, has announced that the renovation will include a variety of environmentally sustainable initiatives to reduce its ecological footprint. The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis “Green” Team has also introduced a number of eco-friendly protocols and service projects including extensive energy and recycling conservation programs.
Energy-saving initiatives from the renovation include replacing all of the back of house lighting to LED, low flow plumbing fixtures, insulated drapery, closet light sensors, vending misers in all vending machines, new fan coil units with programmable thermostats, and occupancy sensors that will set rooms back to an energy saving temperature when rooms are vacant. Additionally, many materials from the renovation are being recycled, including metal, fixtures and shipping materials. The old furniture is being liquidated and items that are not sold will be donated to local charities.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis will source many ingredients for its new restaurant and marketplace from local farmers and distributors and the restaurant will feature a new line of tableware, Dudson Evolution, which has the lowest carbon footprint of any ceramic hospitality tableware manufactured. The Hyatt is planning to donate and recycle numerous items, and the hotel’s Green Team has introduced a number of eco-friendly service projects.
The property features 533 rooms and 74,000 square feet of function space.