In an effort to promote sustainable practices, Radisson Hotel Group has adopted environmentally and socially responsible initiatives across its Radisson Blu resorts in Asia. These initiatives form a part of Radisson Hotel Group’s Responsible Business programme aimed at building a better environment for local destinations and communities.

Following are some of the initiatives taken at various Radisson properties:

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu: Plastic pollution continues to be an environmental concern in Bali and therefore the resort has undertaken initiatives such as the use of straws made from cornstarch and plus bags, slippers and bathroom amenities made from natural materials. Plastic bottles have also been replaced by glass and recycled glassware is used in the resort’s restaurants.

Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc: This is the first international hotel in Vietnam to produce its own bamboo straws, and guests can visit the onsite bamboo farm and learn how the straws are made. The resort has also formed partnerships with local farms to produce organic honey, peppercorns and other ingredients for the hotel’s restaurants and bars to promote local sourcing and a farm-to-table concept.

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives: The resort that is set to open in Q1 2020 plans to minimise its use of plastic products by using bamboo or metal straws, reusable cloth laundry bags and glass bottles throughout the resort. A glass-crushing machine will also be installed, which allows glass waste to be pulverised in-house, packed and shipped for recycling.

Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh: Scheduled to open in Q2 2020, this beachfront property will ban single-use plastics, with cups, straws and bottles all being replaced with reusable options. Bamboo and glass straws will be adopted, and the resort will operate a bottling facility for both still and sparkling water. The resort will also work towards setting up a food waste reduction programme

In addition to this, all guests are encouraged to reuse linen and towels during their stay. Resort staffs across the properties have switched to electric vehicles from scooters to small trucks for beach cleaning and servicing. 

Natasha Nitturkar