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.Read More Share +
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.
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!Read More Share +
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!
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.
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.Read More Share +
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.Read More Share +
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.Read More Share +