The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in
Hoi An, Vietnam has become the latest hotel in the region to open
an on-site water bottling facility.
Estimated to cut an estimated 5.8 tons of
plastic waste annually, the facility uses state-of-the-art
filtration systems such as UV and reverse osmosis to
ensure guests enjoy the freshest, cleanest water.
logo that is on the bottles features the image of a lady in ao dai, the
simple yet elegant dress traditionally worn by Vietnamese women.
These branded glass bottles are placed in every room, while
aluminum bottles are available for purchase in the resort’s
Boutique, The Heart of the Earth Spa, through in-villa private
bars and during resort-arranged tours.
It is estimated that
these reusable bottles will eradicate the use of more than 420,000
plastic bottles across the resort annually.
With Phase 1 now already open and proving a
success, plans for Phase 2 of Project Aqua are already
in place, including refilling stations through the resort and the
installation of water stations in the gym area.
The Nam Hai’s Resort Manager, said, “With our strong global and
local reputation, it’s essential that The Nam Hai not only sets
the standard in terms of hospitality but also leads by example
with sustainability initiatives. Project Aqua
represents one step in a long and ongoing sustainability journey
that all hotels, businesses and households need to commit to if we
are to turn the tide on environmental destruction. By showing
what’s possible in terms of sustainable hospitality, we hope to
encourage others to do what they can to be a part of the solution.”
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