Avani Hotels, which operates 24 properties in 15 countries, is to ban all plastic straws at its hotels and resorts worldwide.
Every restaurant, bar, outlet, and room in Avani hotels will now offer alternatives such as recyclable or biodegradable straws.
Avani is also adopting other sustainable practices throughout every property, such as zero-waste in food management, while select hotels are implementing zero-plastic or sustainable material policies to eliminate plastic use.
Minor Hotels, which owns Avani Hotels & Resorts, CEO Dillip Rajakarier said: “We believe Avani guests seek to enjoy every destination fully, while still fostering a sustainable lifestyle. Avani fully embraces this commitment to preserving our global ecosystems to ensure our destinations maintain their allure for generations to come.”