Hyatt Loves Local returns with more than 160 small business collaborations to help revitalize communities

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Published on 11/05/21 - Updated on 17/03/22

Hyatt Regency Cartagena Credit: Hyatt

Building on Hyatt’s global initiative in 2020, Hyatt hotels partners with more minority and female-owned businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to strengthen communities in which they operate in.

Hyatt hotels across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Southwest Asia regions have launched more than 160 Hyatt Loves Local collaborations in a continued effort to help revitalize and advance care to communities and small businesses recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hyatt Loves Local has evolved to further meet the current needs of Hyatt communities and guests, including collaborating with more minority-owned and female-owned businesses.

Based on how enthusiastically guests and colleagues embraced Hyatt Loves Local since launch last year, we are excited to expand the program with more than 100 new community collaborations that truly support the people, businesses and organizations that are the foundation of the local communities in which Hyatt hotels operate.

Amy Weinberg, senior vice president, loyalty, brand marketing and insights

Hyatt has been advancing care across communities for more than 60 years and to see Hyatt’s role helping small businesses thrive through Hyatt Loves Local last year has been a rewarding experience. We are proud to continue supporting communities while simultaneously offering our guests experiences that celebrate the future and recovery of travel.

The latest Hyatt Loves Local trends and collaborations include:

Emphasizing Wellbeing:

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland in Oregon has collaborated with My Aroma Rocks, a local female-owned mind-body-spirit company specializing in aromatherapy, and Aesthete Tea, a female- and QBIPOC-owned organic loose-leaf tea and herbal blend brand, to offer a new “Self Care” room package to heighten guests’ focus on wellbeing.

Andaz San Diego is offering its rooftop for dance fitness classes with LR Dance & Fitness twice a week, growing class sizes and benefitting the bottom line of owner Lovelyn Redfearn.

Pet Projects:

Ambassador Chicago, a JdV by Hyatt hotel is teaming up with nearby pet boutique Tails in the City to offer guests a “PAWsome Experience,” which includes treats, pick up bags, a toy, and local information for guests’ pet to experience Chicago.

Hyatt House Virginia Beach/Oceanfront has collaborated with female-owned Sitters by the Sea to offer World of Hyatt members discounted pet services such as pet sitting and dog walking.

The Art of Hospitality:

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead has launched a gallery space for local artists to showcase and sell their art. The hotel’s first artist will be oil portrait and illustration artist Dwayne Mitchell, who is also a security employee of Grand Hyatt Atlanta.

Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown in Wisconsin is using its lobby to sell craft kits from Revel Madison, a female-owned DIY arts and crafts business that had to close its craft bar during the pandemic due to county restrictions.

Stepping up for Voluntourism:

Alila Diwa Goa in India teamed up with a local Podher (breadmaker) offering guests an experience to learn about the local breadmaking artistry and volunteer to prepare fresh breads for the kids at the nearby community center.

Hyatt Regency Calgary in Alberta, Canada has started a rooftop garden to provide fresh produce for the Calgary Community Fridge on an ongoing basis. Come harvest time each season, a special group of World of Hyatt members and local community members will participate in safely gathering the produce to be donated.

Reimagining Hotel Gift Shops:

Park Hyatt Zanzibar off the coast of Africa will collaborate with female-owned businesses including the sewing cooperative Sasik Pillows and traditional African art artisan Zivansh to host a monthly flea market and dinner to feature their products.

Hyatt Regency Cartagena has teamed with Art Visbal Cartagena to showcase artisans from La Guajira, Colombia, who design and create traditional Colombian purses, known as Mochilas, and other items for guests to wear and decorate their homes.

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