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May 4, 2015
Food & Beverage, Our People

The Good Taste Series Makes a Triumphant Return

TGTS_Award_2014It’s time to start your ovens because The Good Taste Series regional cook-offs have begun!

Back for a second year in a row, The Good Taste Series is making a triumphant return throughout the Americas. From now through July 1, the regional cook-offs will produce 12 culinarians that will travel and compete in the final event later this year.

For 2015, chefs competing in the regional competitions will be judged on two plates: Plate A will align with Hyatt’s Sustainable Seafood philosophy, and the ingredients used to prepare the dish must be locally-influenced. The second plate, Plate B, must be a vegan option and qualify as a healthy menu option. Each contestant will serve and explain their dishes to a judging panel.

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April 30, 2015
Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt Gold Passport Shines Bright at the 2015 Freddie Awards

Last night, the Hyatt Gold Passport team attended the 2015 Freddie Awards ceremony in Atlanta, and we are honored that the program has been recognized as one of the most preferred travel loyalty programs worldwide.

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April 28, 2015
Hyatt Thrive

Supporting Nepal’s Relief Efforts

As the world continues to focus on the devastating situation in Nepal, we want to provide updates based on what we are hearing from the team at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu.

The hotel’s staff continues to work tirelessly since the quake struck to support guests, colleagues, and neighbors. More than 1,000 people have set up temporary shelter on the hotel’s adjacent land and grounds, thanks to Hyatt Regency Kathmandu’s ownership.

Hotel staff are also working with engineers to certify the building is safe. Once deemed safe, the hotel will host several of the international organizations responding to the quake, which plan to use the hotel and its facilities as a base for relief operations.

To help support the community, Hyatt has also announced a $100,000 USD donation to Mercy Corps, our global humanitarian relief partner, in their emergency efforts to provide immediate care and long-term recovery of the affected communities.

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April 27, 2015
Everything Else

Our Heart Goes Out to Nepal

We are deeply saddened by the tragic situation in Nepal, and our hearts and our thoughts are heavy with grief and concern for our associates, our guests, our neighbors, and all who have suffered through this terrible event.

We were finally able to reach Hyatt Regency Kathmandu’s general manager, following yet another powerful tremor, and her firsthand stories are heartbreaking.

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April 23, 2015
Hyatt Thrive

Thrive Thursday: Growing Local & Sustainable with Hydroponics

On a tennis court and on top of a waterfall. If, like me, these are two of the last places that you would expect to find fresh produce growing, Hawaii’s Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa will surprise you.

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April 17, 2015
Andaz, Family Travel, Food & Beverage, Memorable Moments, Our People

Pura Vida: Living The Good Life at Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

There are so many things that I love about my job, one of them being the opportunity to stay at our amazing hotels around the world when I’m on vacation. Whether it be California, Hawaii, Paris, New York, London, Tokyo or the French Riviera, I have definitely made my way to some wonderful hotels throughout my almost five years with the company.

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Hyatt I Lead 2015 Event Volunteer Pep Rally

April 16, 2015
Hyatt Thrive

Strengthening One Community at a Time

At Hyatt, we believe that service extends to the members of the communities in which we operate. This April marks Hyatt’s 5th Annual Month of Global Community Service when our colleagues around the world donate their time to help make their local community thrive.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, over 600 Hyatt colleagues from around the U.S. teamed up with four local New Orleans nonprofit organizations, HandsOn New OrleansHike for KaTREEnaFriends of Joe Brown Park and Louisiana National Guard to complete a beautification project at Joe Brown Park in the 9th ward.  This volunteer event happened during National Volunteer Week.

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April 15, 2015
Art & Design, Hyatt Brands

Art Inspired by Chicago’s Unique History Unveiled at Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago

Did you know that Chicago Blues music started at the world famous Maxwell Street Market? … Me neither.

That’s just one of the reasons why the artwork of renowned Chicago artist Francine Turk at Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago is so cool. The two original pieces by Francine are, like much of the hotel’s décor, inspired by Chicago’s unique history.

“Sunday Blues,” the larger of the two paintings, measures more than 13 feet by seven feet and is a vibrant abstract inspired by the spirit of the Maxwell Street Market, which is often celebrated as the birthplace of Chicago Blues music and a melting pot of cultures.

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