More than 60 Hyatt hotels and resorts in destinations across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East are providing complimentary resources and exposure to select local businesses that have struggled during the pandemic.
“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’.
From culinary and wellness to fashion and art, ‘Hyatt Loves Local’ community collaborations span a variety of industries and are taking place at Hyatt properties now and rolling out through the fall.
A few ways Hyatt hotels are embracing Hyatt Loves Local across India include:
Fresh from the Farm: Andaz Delhi has committed to sourcing local produce from certified organic and sustainable producer, Tijara Organic Farms. A decrease in commercial clients like hotels and restaurants at the beginning of the pandemic left the team at Tijara struggling to pay its farmers. Andaz Delhi launched this ongoing collaboration to help Tijara rebuild its business while staying true to the hotel’s sustainable ethos. Their produce will also be available for purchase at the property’s mini market.
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Revving up the Revenue
The corona virus outbreak has not only impacted travel in affected regions it has also caused the cancellation of some of the world’s biggest exhibitions, which has adversely affected the hotel industry globally. Though the lockdown for India’s hospitality sector was lifted from June 8 by the central government several states have continued with curbs on usual operations. This has affected the industry on several fronts. Ashok Malkani reviews the upshot of the pandemic on different aspects of the industry and the steps taken by it to tackle this situation effectively.
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