Worldwide: Hyatt Hotels has launched its Hyatt Loves Local initiative to collaborate with and support small businesses that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nearly 60 Hyatt hotels and resorts across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East are providing complementary resources and exposure to select businesses.
Ranging from culinary and wellness to fashion and art, the initiative spans a variety of industries. Already taking place at Hyatt properties, it will continue to be rolled out throughout the autumn.
“By always listening to our guests, members and colleagues, we understand their strong desire to not only experience the Hyatt hotels’ destinations but also to have the opportunity to support local communities,” said Amy Weinberg, senior vice president, brand loyalty, brand marketing and consumer insights, Hyatt. “We have been caring for the communities in which Hyatt hotels operate for more than 60 years, and we are proud so many Hyatt hotels around the world are finding new, creative ways to lift up beloved local businesses in this time of need through Hyatt Loves Local.”
Listed below are some ways Hyatt Hotels are embracing the Hyatt Loves Local initiative:
• Soul Food in the South: Hyatt Regency Atlanta is providing complimentary kitchen space to Anna Bell’s Kitchen Mac & Cheese shop, as well as selling Anna Bell’s goods in the hotel’s Lobby Market.
• Espresso in the Emerald City: Motif Seattle, a Destination Hotel, is collaborating with Monorail Espresso, a woman-owned business that started as a mobile espresso cart. Starting in late October through the end of 2020, the hotel will feature a pop-up shop, named MxM, in the lobby.
• Women’s Fashions in Ski Country: High in Colorado ski country, Grand Hyatt Vail is hosting a pop-up shop from local women’s clothing boutique Wild Heart.
• Socially Distant Workouts in the Big Apple: Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel in New York City, has opened its doors for concierge fitness company BACH to host on-property, socially distant yoga and Pilates sessions. BACH instructors have complimentary fitness studio space inside Gild Hall.
• Supporting Sustainable Business in Charm City: Since October, Hotel Revival Baltimore, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, has sourced all its toilet paper exclusively from West Baltimore-based, female-owned Lor Tush. Lor Tush also launched Lor Help in March, an effort to provide a free six-pack of toilet paper to families and individuals who lost income as a result of the pandemic. Hotel Revival is pitching in by distributing 5,000 rolls to community members in need.
• Hair Care in Hollywood: This fall in Los Angeles, Andaz West Hollywood teamed up with hair and beard experts at Barcode Barbershop to offer professional cuts and shaping and styling for men and women on the hotel’s rooftop overlooking the Sunset Strip.
Further information about Hyatt Loves Local and participating property collaborations can be found here.