Park Hyatt St. Kitts Receives Green Key Certification in Recognition Of Excellence in Sustainability

Richard Elliott - General Manager - Vance Rawlins - Dir of Security, Safety and Environment

Park Hyatt St. Kitts has recently received the Green Key Certification, making it the first establishment in St. Kitts and Nevis to achieve this prestigious recognition. The Green Key Certification is a leading standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation in the tourism industry. This certification is a true testament to Park Hyatt St. Kitts’ commitment to promoting sustainable practices to its guests and the industry at large.

The resort prioritizes efficient energy consumption, responsible water management, and eco-friendly practices, all contributing to the goal of sustainable development. It has a desalination plant to ensure a sustainable water supply and a reverse osmosis treatment system that recycles all water which is then used in the property’s irrigation system. The resort also uses eco-friendly products in housekeeping and food & beverage services to minimize its ecological footprint.

Richard Elliott, General Manager of Park Hyatt St. Kitts, expressed his pride in receiving the Green Key Certification, which is a testament to his team’s hard work and commitment to sustainable practices. The resort’s Director of Security, Safety & Environment, Vance Rawlins, who led the application process, echoed Elliott’s sentiments and emphasized that climate change starts with all of us.

Park Hyatt St. Kitts encourages its guests to participate in the green movement through sustainable practices that enhance their stay and contribute to making a positive difference toward environmental protection. The resort also belongs to the St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council, which is an advisory board to the destination’s Ministry of Tourism.

To become Green Key certified, establishments must meet high-standard environmental requirements across 13 criteria areas, including staff involvement, environmental management, guest information, water usage, energy consumption, washing and cleaning, food and beverage, waste management, administration, indoor environment, green areas, green activities, and corporate social responsibility.

Park Hyatt St. Kitts is set within Christophe Harbor on Banana Bay, offering unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and neighbouring Nevis. The resort has 124 spacious accommodations, 77 guest rooms, and 47 suites, each with a private balcony or terrace. Amenities include beachfront activities, adult and family swimming pools, Sugar Mill Spa & Sanctuary, and The Island Fort by Camp Hyatt for kids. It also offers three signature restaurants and a grab-and-go Banana Bay Market, as well as a Topgolf Swing Suite®, two outdoor pickleball courts, and a half-basketball court. The Reception Hall features over 7,000 square feet of dedicated event space.

Green Key is a global voluntary eco-certification program coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). With more than 4,000 certified hotels and establishments in 60 countries, Green Key is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism and hospitality industry. The certification process evaluates the establishments’ environmental management, energy conservation, waste management, water conservation, and other sustainable practices.

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