News for the Hospitality Executive
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Starts Program Offering
Meeting Planners Discounts
if they Pledge to Take Ten Steps to GO GREEN During their Meeting
CHICAGO, July 7, 2010 - Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced the launch of Meet and Be Green, a new program that encourages guests and planners to make green choices for their meetings. In order to Meet and Be Green at Hyatt, planners and meeting attendees will pledge to take these ten steps to "go green" during their meeting:
1. Plan Ahead.Dedicated Hyatt meeting planners will help source products with 100% recycled content where possible, find local suppliers, and maximize efforts to reduce waste to create a meeting experience that exceeds expectations and helps the environment at the same time. To discuss Meet and Be Green options, meeting planners should contact a Hyatt sales representative.
For new meetings booked by December 30, 2010, and held by March 31, 2011 at full-service Hyatt hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada, groups participating in the Meet and Be Green program will be eligible for a 3% rebate on qualifying charges on the master bill. Meet and Be Green is one of the latest additions to Great Happens, Hyatt's ongoing campaign to emphasize the power and importance of in-person meetings.
"We created Meet and Be Green as a way to reward businesses for helping reduce the environmental impact that can result from meetings," said Jack Horne, vice president of sales for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts – North America. "By seeing how simple it can be to plan and participate in a green meeting, we are hoping to make green meetings a must-have for all businesses preparing and planning meetings."
Meet and Be Green is one part of Hyatt's larger pledge to conserve energy, minimize waste and create responsible, sustainable corporate practices to care for the earth and guests. By empowering guests to do the same, Hyatt and its planners can help minimize the environmental impact of meetings. Full details of the program and promotion are available atwww.hyattmeetings.com.
In addition to the launch of Meet and Be Green, Hyatt recently announced the rollout of new Seasonal Banquet Menus. These menu selections are updated quarterly and provide food and beverage enhancements for meetings and events that feature items from local and regional farmers, fisherman and cheese makers.
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