The world’s largest hotel chain is removing plastic straws from all 60 of its properties in Britain — including some of London’s best known five-star destinations — in the latest victory for the Standard’s Last Straw campaign. 
Marriott International, owner of the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, the W London in Leicester Square, the St Pancras Renaissance and the Park Tower in Knightsbridge, said hotel managers had started removing plastic straws from bars and restaurants “with immediate effect”.
Customers who request straws will be offered bio-degradable or paper alternatives.
Michel Miserez, Marriott International’s vice president for the UK and Ireland, said: “Our UK hotels used 300,000 straws last year. By removing plastic straws we are making a small but significant step in playing our part in reducing the volume of plastic that damages our environment and wildlife. Incorporating environmental and social initiatives like this one into our business is the right thing to …