The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is undergoing a $25 million renovation of its guest rooms and suites, public areas, and restaurants. Energy-saving initiatives that are part of Hyatt's renovation include replacing all of the back of house lighting to LED, low-flow plumbing, insulated drapery, closet light sensors, programmable thermostats, and occupancy sensors that will set rooms to an energy-saving temperature when rooms are vacant. Many of the materials from the renovation are being recycled.
The hotel will source many ingredients for its new restaurant and marketplace from local farmers and distributors, including eggs from free-range chickens, Ames Farm honey, Meyer All Natural Beef Burgers, and beer from Finnegans brewery. The restaurant will also feature a new line of tableware, Dudson Evolution, which has the lowest carbon footprint of any ceramic hospitality tableware manufactured.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis will continue to donate to Second Harvest Farms and will recycle all deep-fry oil. The hotel donates soap, shampoo, towels, and linens, as well as lost-and-found clothing to local area shelters.