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Community Engagement

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is committed to supporting the resiliency and sustainable development of the Hawaiian community.


The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa continues on its green path to a more sustainable future in Hawaii’s hotel industry by continuing to empower its employees and inspire guests to educate, protect and conserve resources.

In 2016, it received the prestigious State of Hawaii Green Hotel Award for being one of the top hotels with exemplary performance and recognizable environmental leadership in the hotel industry and community.

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has also been awarded the Energy Star seal of approval for the third consecutive year, distinguishing it as one of the top 25 percent of environmentally efficient buildings. The award was presented by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acknowledging the resort’s accomplishment as a top energy performer and recognizing its role in environmental leadership.

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa ‘ohana (family) is committed and continues to create a healthy environment for Hawai‘i which includes recycling, using utilities wisely and actively looking for ways to improve our conservation efforts.  To help champion the various environmental programs, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has created an internal Energy Management Committee that is fully committed to promoting the daily practices in energy conservation and recycling awareness.

Thinking green is not enough. Growing greener strengthens the leadership. The hotel continues to expand its multi-faceted sustainability programs including the following:

Community Involvement:

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa staff has organized “Malama Hawaii” campaigns by cleaning up surrounding streets, nearby parks, Waikiki Beach and other public spaces as one of their favorite ways to contribute to the communities in which they live and work. The team further grew this initiative by partnering with Hawaii Tourism Authority and creating a “Malama Hawaii” resort package to guests who want to give back to Hawaii’s community while vacationing by participating in a Waikiki Beach Clean-up activity organized by the resort.

Solid Waste and Recycling Effort:

Marriott embraces the popular “reduce, recycle, reuse” philosophy when it comes to handling waste and excess. The resort recycles glass, plastic and other materials since opening day, and has developed creative ways to cut back on unnecessary packaging and paper consumption.

Recently Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa recycled approximately:

  • 4.2 tons of glass
  • 115 tons of wet waste 
  • 592 lbs. newspaper/mixed paper 
  • 42 tons of cardboard 
  • 2,285 gallons of fryer oil 
  • 6.5 tons of white paper

Awareness Programs

The resort continually publishes energy savings tips in Associates’ monthly newsletter and established Energy Awareness Bulletin Board displaying energy saving tips for daily practice and tracking of monthly recycling tonnage.