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The Official Blog of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

June 29, 2015
Food & Beverage, Our People

Hyatt Family Member Off to Global Chef Competition Finals

NaraeKimPastryOne of Hyatt’s own has made it to the finals of the Global Chefs Challenge, one of the most prestigious competitions in the culinary world.

Narae Kim, a colleague at Grand Hyatt Seoul, competed at the semi-finals in the pastry category of the competition, which took place in Bangkok from May 22 to May 25. In just six and a half hours, Narae created a delectable pastry dessert that will now take her to the finals.

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June 26, 2015
Memorable Moments

Victory for Love!

Today, we join the United States in celebrating history. This is more than celebrating during Pride month, more than wearing purple to support the Spirit Day. This is about celebrating that, in the U.S., as well as a growing list of countries, the lifelong commitment any two people choose to make to one another will finally be viewed with equal respect and recognition. As a company committed to inclusion for all, we celebrate this victory with our LGBT colleagues and our guests.

The joy we feel as a result of this ruling is because Hyatt has been supporting our LGBT colleagues, guests and the larger community for years. We were the first hospitality company to offer same-sex benefits to domestic partners, we’ve received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign for the past 11 years, and we are passionate about the need for our colleagues to bring their whole self to work. We believe that it is our diversity that makes us great.

We remain as committed as ever to the LGBT community and to those on the front lines of this fight, congratulations on making history!

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June 22, 2015
Hyatt Thrive, Our People

Connecting With the Community #InAHyattWorld

Our communities are an extension of our hotels—an integral part of the Hyatt family. Across the globe, Hyatt teams continually do what they can to make a positive impact on the places where our colleagues live and work, our guests visit and our owners invest.

This is the first piece in a three-part series showcasing the exciting ways in which our hotels are connecting with their local communities to make the world a better place. Read on to discover how four of our EAME hotels are going out of their way to care for the Hyatt family.

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June 15, 2015
Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Celebrates #SonsandFathers Everywhere

Your grandmother’s recipe your mother taught you to make. Your brother’s love of architecture you shared together at a museum. The advice your father gave you before you started a new career. Each of us have those lessons, passions and experiences that make our families unique. For me, I cherish the basketball games the men of all generations in my family have played together for years and the love of music my dad and I share.

The Park Hyatt brand wants to celebrate these traditions and moments, because it has a rich family history of its own. The brand was founded by Jay Pritzker as an extension of his own home, and his son Tom continues the tradition today as Executive Chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

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Arabella Willing teaches local students about marine wildlife conservation near Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

June 4, 2015
Hyatt Thrive

Thrive Thursday: Conservation with Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s Resident Marine Biologist

“Did you know that turtles navigate the world using variations in the earth’s magnetic field, or that just one handful of wet sand contains 10,000 microscopic creatures?” These are just a couple of questions that Arabella Willing, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villa’s resident Marine Biologist, uses to shock visitors and colleagues, and to raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation.

Arabella has worked as a resident marine biologist with Hyatt since 2011, starting at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, and coming to Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi in June 2013. Prior to joining Hyatt, Arabella studied marine biology at St. Andrews University in Scotland and spent time volunteering in the northern most part of the Maldives, educating locals about sustainability and marine life.

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Hyatt Centric South Beach - Outside

June 1, 2015
Hotel Openings & Development, Hyatt Centric

Sunscreen, Check! The Hyatt Centric Brand Opens in South Beach

White sand, colorful buildings, Art Deco architecture, world-class shopping… South Beach is the hot spot you want to be! And now, Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami is the hotel that will put guests in the middle of the action and inspire them to explore all South Beach has to offer.

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Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

May 28, 2015
Everything Else

In A Hyatt World We Make a Difference

Hyatt’s fifth annual Month of Global Community Service took place last month and thousands of colleagues from around the world rallied together to make a change in the communities they call home. In total, more than 200 Hyatt hotels and offices in 41 countries participated – at total of 19,000 hours!

With activities big and small, from tree planting on Earth Day to hosting children in hotels to learn about hospitality business, to preserving an elephant habitat in Bangkok and beautifying schools, our collective efforts made a tremendous impact in the lives of the people around the world.

Watch. Smile. Be Inspired.

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