Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the banning of plastic straws at all of its hotels and resorts worldwide.
The total ban re-affirms Avani’s commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability at each destination. The company says that today’s traveller demands exciting and authentic experiences while visiting a destination, which includes supporting sustainable practices in local communities.
Every Avani will provide alternatives such as recyclable or biodegradable straws in all rooms, restaurants, bars, and outlets.
The company is also adopting other sustainable practices throughout every property, such as zero waste in food management. Select hotels, such as Avani+ Luang Prabang, are also implementing zero-plastic or sustainable materials policies to reduce or eliminate plastic use, as well as offering eco-conscious bath amenities.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, which owns Avani Hotels & Resorts, said: “We believe Avani guests seek to enjoy every destination fully, while still fostering a sustainable lifestyle. We fully embrace this commitment to preserving our global ecosystems to ensure our destinations maintain their allure for generations to come.”