Top News Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh takes mindful approach to cocktail service By TTG Asia / Posted on 13 September, 2021 14:45 Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has partnered ecoSPIRITS, a company that pioneers the world’s low-carbon method of packaging and distribution for high-end spirits, to establish a sustainable process for its flagship bar, The Attic. ecoSPIRITS is a closed-loop distribution system which uses a low-waste, low-carbon spirits distribution technology, thereby minimising packaging waste and transport cost, to reduce carbon footprint emissions in the spirits supply chain. Premium spirits are contained in ecoTOTEs, a reusable vessel that carries 4.5 liters of spirit, which bartenders then use to sustainably refill their bottles. Emptied ecoTOTEs are returned, sanitised, fitted with tamper-proof seals and then re-distributed. These containers can be stacked and are shock-resistant, thus reducing wastage from breakages. Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh aims to reduce 40 per cent of transport and packaging carbon emissions from spirits supplies, including single-use glass wastage By partnering with ecoSPIRITS, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh aims to reduce 40 per cent of its transport and packaging carbon emissions, including single-use glass wastage. Herman Kemp, the hotel’s general manager, said the partnership would allow The Attic to “extend its popular sustainable cocktail menu in which all ingredients in the cocktail have zero wastage”. Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has been initiating several sustainable processes since its opening in January 2021. The hotel has joined up with Eggscellent, a cage-free chicken farm in Siem Reap; Ocean Gems, a sustainable seafood company; Beyond Meat, a plant-based, vegan meat company; and Moo Moo Farms, a domestic dairy farm. It also has a longstanding partnership with local NGO Eco-Soap Bank to collect used soap from the property’s 247 guestrooms for redistribution to vulnerable communities around South-east Asia and Africa.