A Merry Sustainable Christmas in Macau

Christmas trees made out of outdated magazines.

Christmas trees made out of outdated magazines.

While others may be dreaming of a white Christmas, Grand Hyatt Macau is celebrating the festive season by going green for the second consecutive year. From outdated magazines to recycled kitchen utensils, the hotel has managed to artfully transform items destined for the bin into stunning decor pieces and ornaments. Trees constructed out of old glass vases line the hotel driveway, while the centerpiece—a tree made out of over 100 old computer monitors—stands tall in the lobby, its screens bursting with festive graphics to get guests into the Christmas spirit. This year, however, Grand Hyatt Macau has taken its eco-friendly philosophy a step further by inviting all of its staff members to join the initiative. 160 pairs of shoes and 100 handbags previously owned by the hotel’s female associates have been given a new lease of life as two striking statement trees, making the entire campaign process a genuine collective effort.

100 old monitors have been transformed into the centerpiece.

100 old monitors have been transformed into the centerpiece.

“Christmas is, as the saying goes, a time of giving, and at Grand Hyatt Macau we love to give back to mother nature,” says general manager Paul Kwok. But the luxury hotel’s green movement is not restricted to the most wonderful time of the year, as its attainment of the Gold Prize at the Macao Green Hotel Award 2015 can attest. Past eco-friendly efforts have included significantly reducing energy consumption by replacing light bulbs and tubes with low-wattage LED lights in all of the property’s guestrooms, restaurants, function venues, communal spaces, and plant rooms.

For more information, visit Grand Hyatt Macau

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