JERSEY CITY, NJ (May 1, 2012) - Hyatt Regency Jersey City welcomed its largest check-in to date. Working in conjunction with Hilltop Honey located in North Caldwell, NJ, Hyatt Regency Jersey City installed two honeybee hives with approximately 32,000 resident bees per hive. The bees are perched on the hotel’s 5th floor rooftop suite complete with views of World Trade Center development, and will assist in a statewide agricultural initiative to increase pollination.
The Mayor of
Jersey City, the State of New Jersey Apiarist, and the State Secretary
Agriculture will be present on April 30th for the official bee
launch. This event helps kick off Project 365, Jersey City’s Green Week
beginning on May 1st. The City will feature different events
each day of the week, which highlights and promotes green and
living throughout the year, not only on Earth Day.
received an outpouring of interest in this project and we are very
be part of this state agricultural initiative,” said Terry Dunbar,
Regency Jersey City’s General Manager. “The bees will not
the guest experience and they will eventually produce honey. When the
harvested, the hotel will offer samples to guests and incorporate it
menus at our signature restaurant, Vu,” continued Dunbar.
New Jersey state insect, will assist in pollinating a wide area around
hotel, which includes nearby farmlands. The successes of many state
crops are dependent on honeybee pollination, including apples,
cantaloupe, watermelon and blueberries, the state fruit.
partnership with Hilltop Honey is an extension of Hyatt’s corporate
responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive, where our goal is to help make
communities places where our associates are proud to work, our guests
visit and our neighbors want to live,” said Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Chef, Cathy Kearney. “With this pollination project, we hope to make a
difference in the lives we touch every day,” Kearney continued.
information and reservations visit www.jerseycity.hyatt.com
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About Hyatt Regency
All 351 of Hyatt Regency Jersey City guestrooms
offer waterfront views. All guestrooms feature Hyatt’s signature Grand
32-inch flat screen televisions with digital video-on-demand, premium
iHome docking stations, large workstations, and high-speed wired and
internet access. Vu Restaurant and Lounge offer incomparable
views of the
Hudson waterfront and Manhattan skyline.
About Hilltop Honey
Joe Lelinho, founder of Hilltop Honey has been
keeping honeybees since the summer of 1996 and harvested his first crop
honey in 1997. He presently operates over 50 colonies of Honeybees in
Commercial and Residential colonies spread over The Caldwell's, Glen
Montclair, Livingston, Roseland, Fairfield, Little Falls, Essex County
Environmental Center and, in the summer, South Kearny & Chatsworth
(Blueberry's). Joe mentors new beekeepers and has helped many of them
their hobby into a profitable business.