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September 18, 2014
Hyatt Thrive

Thrive Thursday: Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Opens Doors to the Community Even Before Guests

It’s hard to believe that one year ago, Hyatt launched a new corporate philanthropy program, Ready to Thrive, as an extension of global corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive.  With a focus on literacy and career readiness, Ready to Thrive has taken shape in a number of ways and through various collaborations with nonprofit partners across the globe.  One particularly special example of this commitment is taking place in Rio de Janerio where a new Grand Hyatt hotel is scheduled to open in 2015.

Before even opening their doors to guests, this hotel has made big plans to open their doors to the local community.  With the initial donation from Hyatt of $750,000, the team is engaging two local nonprofits, AlfaSol and Roda Vida, to support career readiness and education programs for low-income youth in the community.

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September 16, 2014
Our People

Family Connections: Dynamic Sibling Relationship in Danang

When we talk with our colleagues, one of the things they tell us is that working at Hyatt feels like being a part of a global family of more than 90,000. That’s why we call it the Hyatt family. And in that family, some colleagues also have family of their own. Today, we celebrate a brother and sister working together in Danang, Vietnam.

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Wine Bottles

September 9, 2014
Food & Beverage, Hyatt Thrive

Wine Bottles in Hyatt Hotels Will Feature Work of Winning Art Students

We’re passionate supporters of education through Hyatt Thrive, our global corporate responsibility program. And with incredible food and beverage outlets around the world, wine is another natural passion of ours. Thankfully, now long-time friends Folio Wine Partners helped us meld the two again for the annual Canvas Artist Series contest that encourages art students to design the labels for the Canvas varietals served in Hyatt hotels and resorts in the U.S. And the winners are in!

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September 8, 2014
Travel Tips

Helpful German Phrases for Traveling

Traveling can be intimidating if you don’t speak the native language. So our colleagues from Grand Hyatt Berlin are here to help with some helpful common phrases in German that can help you explore with more ease.

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September 4, 2014
Food & Beverage, Hotel Openings & Development, Hyatt Leaders, Park Hyatt

A Dazzling Celebration for Park Hyatt New York

Last night I was one of 600 lucky guests to help Park Hyatt New York celebrate the opening of the Park Hyatt brand’s flagship location. What a way for me to experience the new hotel for the first time!

Park Hyatt New York champagne

The party offered all the Dom Perignon Champagne in the city. Quite literally.

The entire evening could only be described as a dazzling experience. Bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, trays of Petrossian caviar, layers upon layers of cakes, uni toast, freshly carved charcuterie, and so many other decadent treats filled the room, along with plenty of partygoers among whom were the hotel’s partners including Sotheby’s, MoMA, Carnegie Hall, Extell Development Company, as well as media and fashion, art and society influencers. And what’s a party without the perfect music? DJ Hannah Bronfman created a pulsing energy for a full-on sensory experience.

Park Hyatt New York Onyx Room

The Onyx Room wall lights offered an extra boost of energy when timed with music.

Undoubtedly, one of the most impressive moments was watching the hotel’s soaring Onyx Room walls light up in dazzling fashion to “oohs” and “ahhs” from attendees.

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September 4, 2014
Hyatt Thrive

Thrive Thursday: Hyatt Unveils New 2020 Vision for Environmental Stewardship

At Hyatt, we are committed to caring for our colleagues, our guests and our communities. This simple idea has led us on an exciting journey to challenge our current way of thinking and operating and to create a bold new 2020 Vision for our commitment to environmental stewardship.

This vision builds on the extensive progress that Hyatt has made over the years to reduce energy and water consumption, produce less waste, build greener hotels and protect the natural resources in our communities around the world. Our 2020 Vision will help us to expand our scope and continue to position Hyatt as a leader in the industry when it comes to environmental stewardship.

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Hyatt ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 29, 2014
Hyatt Leaders, Hyatt Thrive, Our People

The Hyatt Family Comes Together to #StrikeOutALS

We know, we know. You’ve seen so many ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos. But did you know that the ALS Association has received donations from the ice bucket challenge totaling more than $88.5 million?

It’s incredibly impressive to see the awareness and critical funding that the social phenomenon has raised for such a devastating disease that takes the lives of approximately two people per hundred thousand each year. Hyatt is proud to take part and donate in support of it. We are inspired to see such a simple action inspiring passion and connection worldwide.

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