|Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa|
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa located in the luxurious Wailea Resort destination has recently been recognized with the ‘Aipono “Excellence in Sustainability Award.” The reader’s choice award, presented by Maui Magazine, acknowledges the resort’s accomplishment as a top sustainability performer and recognizes its role in environmental leadership.
“We are deeply honored with the ‘Aipono Award and applaud our associates for their exemplary environmental and resource conservation efforts,” said General Manager John C. Tolbert of Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Maui and Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii island in a written release. “I am proud of our associates who invest their time to conserve and preserve our precious environment as part of our Marriott International’s Spirit to Preserve corporate program."
For the past five years, the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has been recycling bottles, plastic, aluminum, cardboard, paper, fryer oil, green waste and wet waste. Fryer oil is used to make biofuel, while wet waste from the resort’s kitchen is taken to local farms to feed their animals. In the first three months of 2014, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa recycled 8.2 tons of glass, 14,600 pounds of wet waste to pig farmers, 21.67 tons of green waste, 6.26 tons of cardboard, 1,125 gallons of fryer oil and 4,372 pounds of white paper.
The hotel participates in the state’s HI-5 recycling program for beverage containers. The resort donates the money made from the recycling redemption to neighborhood schools, which uses it to fund school programs.
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has an energy conservation committee, which meets once a month to discuss conservation efforts and programs that include compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs in 75 percent of the resort and in every guest room; new, more efficient chiller; motion detectors in back-of-house areas; air conditioning sensors in guest rooms that turn off the air conditioning when the lanai door opens and tinted lanai doors in every guest room. Water conservation efforts include low flow toilets and shower heads and automatic sensors for toilets and sinks in public restrooms.