Miami Hyatt Gets Green Certification

The Hyatt Regency Miami has received recognition for being an environmentally friendly hotel, it recently announced, as it has earned certification through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Green Lodging Program. As a member of the program, which highlights green properties throughout the Sunshine State, the 612-room hotel hopes to appeal to an audience of increasingly eco-conscious meeting planners.

"We are thrilled to achieve Green Lodging certification, first and foremost, because we are lessening our impact on the environment," General Manager Luis Aloma said in a statement. "Also, as the largest meetings and conventions hotel in the city, being green is essential to our business. Now more than ever, people are considering ecological impact before booking meetings, events and accommodations. We are pleased and proud that we now provide our outstanding service in an environmentally friendly setting."

In order to achieve Green Lodging status, Florida hotels must implement several green practices, such as water conservation with low flow plumbing installations, energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR appliances, waste reduction with recycling programs and more, including the use of green cleaners and high efficiency air filters.

The Hyatt Regency Miami, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year with $20 million in renovations, has met all of Florida's requirements and will be honored with a certificate this month during a formal ceremony.