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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.

In A Hyatt World We Make All Kinds of Friends

In a Hyatt World Everyone Has a Chance to Play

In a Hyatt World Every Beach is Beautiful

In A Hyatt World We Learn and Grow Together


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Around the World

May 12, 2015
Our People

Around the World: Hyatt Concierges

Each member of the Hyatt family plays a vital part in our success. This month we’re featuring some of our most vibrant and connected teammates: Hyatt’s concierges. These savvy individuals are oftentimes the face of our hotels, playing a fundamental role in the creation of a positive guest experience.

We asked our concierges around the world to share with us some of their most memorable guest interactions, along with insider tips and fun facts about their role. Read on to discover their fascinating insights.

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May 6, 2015
Hyatt Place

Win Wednesday: Hyatt Place launches new Instagram sweepstakes

Want a chance to win a free two-night stay at any Hyatt Place hotel worldwide? Now is your chance: the brand just announced an exciting new sweepstakes!

To celebrate Hyatt Place’s “There’s A Place For You” campaign, we’re inviting guests and future guests to uncover unique travel quirks on the recently launched @HyattPlace Instagram channel every Wednesday for six weeks. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you can fully embrace your travel quirks from the moment you check in.

The sweepstakes begins today, May 6 and ends June 11. Weekly winners will be awarded a free two-night stay at Hyatt Place (see all 215+ locations globally at Entrants can participate more than once, however, can only win once.

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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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Hyatt Thrive

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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