AirOWater’s Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG) aim to tackle issues such as clean drinking water shortage globally and the use of excess plastic which is mainly used for disposable drinking water bottles. The company has AWG manufacturing facilities in the UAE and India.
Delta Hotels by Marriott, Dubai Investment Park, will be the first Marriott International property in the Middle East to work with AirOWater.
The hotel currently has two AirOWater’s AWG units which produce a range of 500 to 1000 litres of water each day, enough to cover all the property’s drinking water requirements.
The hotel said that its collaboration with AirOWater is in-line with the Delta brand pillar of free bottled water for all guests.
All 246 guestrooms, restaurants, meeting facilities, spa and gym feature refrigerators are stocked with filtered AirOWater glass bottles. The hotel added that it is completely plastic-free in terms of water bottles, with no plastic water bottles used in any public or staff areas, including back-of-house offices.
For every 1000 litre AWG installed, the hotel said that it saves approximately 11,000kg of plastic and further reduces the carbon footprint as there is no wastage of water, compared to desalination or typical RO treatment systems of water.
Raja Zeidan, multi-property general manager of Delta Hotels by Marriott, Dubai Investment Park and The St. Regis Downtown Dubai, said, “We have implemented the system at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Dubai Investment Park and are very satisfied with the results so far. All of us in hospitality need to focus more on sustainability and look for solutions together to eliminate plastic bottles in our properties. The consideration of how we use water, and the containers in which water is stored, is a good starting point, however we plan to invest a lot of time and energy into sustainable initiatives for the future of our hotels.”