Hyatt Teams are Thriving During Month of Service
We are more than half way through Hyatt’s global month of service and our hotels are buzzing. This week was particularly special with many hotels turning their Earth Day celebrations into hands-on service projects. Check out the stories below for a glimpse of this week’s action. For a complete picture of our collective efforts, be sure to visit Tagboard.com/HyattThrive.
Regional Spotlight: Hong Kong (Asia Pacific region)
Thirty associates from Hyatt’s Asia Pacific office, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency TST, and Hyatt Regency Sha Tin joined forces to spread the love of reading to students from Bring Me A Book Hong Kong. The day was highlighted by a book donation, one-on-one reading time and many student performances.
Hyatt Regency Ludhiana
In celebration of Earth Day, the team planted 200 saplings and passed them out to community members outside the hotel.
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka
On April 17th, 30 associates from the leadership team and voluntary staff joined the Green Day, a cleaning campaign organized by The Canal City Hakata where the hotel is located. The team helped pick up trash and clean the surrounding park.
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro continued its partnership with Mtoni Special School, which provides lodging and education to 80 children with special needs. During the month of April, employees of the hotel volunteered two days at the school to help beautify the learning environment.
In addition to Global Month of Service, April 1st is National One Cent Day. So the hotel team placed mason jars in each department and collected donations through April 19th. With the funds raised, the team bought books to tie in with National Kindergarten Day on April 21st. Determining which organization to partner with was a no brainer as the hotel holds an Annual Reading with Children on the Green, a nonprofit child care center within walking distance of the hotel. The students were overjoyed when both groups were able to leave the books that they read!
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
The team volunteered with their longtime partner, Habitat for Humanity, to build a new home for a family in need.
Park Hyatt Toronto & Hyatt Regency Toronto
The team collaborated with FoodShare Toronto, a nonprofit whose vision is Good Healthy Food for All. Two teams from Park Hyatt and Hyatt Regency volunteered during the events. The morning team worked to package vegetables and fruits for distribution to those in need throughout the city. The afternoon team helped compost in FoodShare’s outdoor garden. The FoodShare programs reaches over 150,000 community members every month.
Park Hyatt Istanbul
Understanding that children are our future, the hotel decided to partner with Koruncuk Foundation, which provides a home and loving environment for 100 orphaned children. The hotel’s chefs brought cupcakes, candies for the children to decorate and practice their creativity. After the arts & crafts, the volunteers gave a small presentation about hospitality to create future career aspirations for the children.
Hyatt Regency Bishkek
Planting Trees is the most effective way to bring about widespread improvement in the environment and the quality of life of an area. The Green Team of Hyatt Regency Bishkek made its own long-term investment to the future life of the country and its people. In cooperation with the Mayor’s office and local community 40 volunteers from the hotel, the team participated in the planting of 15 hibiscus syriacus trees.
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
The hotel team helped the Freestore Foodbank plant crops at their Giving Fields. As a longtime community partner, the Freestore Foodbank is a great organization with a variety of soup kitchens, pantries, and other food initiatives. The Foodbank’s Giving Fields program grows 170,000 pounds of fresh produce to support the needs of the community for fresh produce. The Hyatt team helped to dig irrigation trenches while the rest of the team planted over 400 lettuce plants.
Park Hyatt Jeddah
To celebrate Earth Day, the team cleaned the area around their hotel and planted 20 trees and 40 plants with various flowers.