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Hyatt Thrive Celebrates Its Global Month of Community Service

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CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced the start of the Hyatt Thrive Global Month of Community Service where associates at Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world will volunteer to give back to the communities they call home. Hyatt also unveils a Commit To Thrive social pledge campaign, which asks associates, guests, and neighbors to take an online pledge to commit to making a positive difference in their communities. For each pledge taken up to 35,000, Hyatt will donate a book to a child in need through Room to Read and We Give Books.

In its third year, the Hyatt Thrive Global Month of Community Service is focused on volunteerism to make local communities places where Hyatt associates are proud to work, where guests want to visit, where neighbors want to live, and where hotel owners want to invest. Hyatt Thrive, the company’s corporate responsibility platform, is grounded in four key pillars that are crucial to fostering thriving communities: environmental sustainability, economic development and investment, education and personal advancement, and health and wellness.

“The Hyatt Thrive global framework supports our teams around the world as they build on our commitment to community engagement and environmental stewardship,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO for Hyatt Hotels Corp. “Our Global Month of Community Service is a great example of the work done by the passionate people in our hotels who strive to enrich their communities and make a difference in the lives of the people they touch every day.”

Hyatt to Collaborate with Starbucks

As a part of the Hyatt Thrive Global Month of Community Service, Hyatt will be working with Starbucks, which shares Hyatt’s goal of fostering thriving communities and bringing people together to make a bigger, long-lasting impact. Hyatt and Starbucks will collaborate on a day of service in Hyatt’s hometown of Chicago where Hyatt associates and guests, along with Starbucks partners (employees), customers, and Chicago community members, will volunteer in Chicago’s Englewood and New City communities on Chicago’s South side.

“It is inspiring to team up with Starbucks—a company that shares Hyatt’s vision for creating long-term, positive change,” said Brigitta Witt, vice president of corporate responsibility for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “We know that great things can happen when two passionate companies come together for a common cause. We’re excited to begin our adventure with Starbucks, and we hope that our day of service here in Chicago is just the start of our collaboration together.”

In addition to working with Starbucks, Hyatt hotels recently began working with Clean the World, a nonprofit organization that collects recycled soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry and donates them to impoverished people around the world. Through the distribution and donation of these products, Clean the World helps to prevent millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses every year. There are currently 20 Hyatt properties around the world that work with Clean the World that have collectively donated more than 19 tons of soaps and amenities to date. To kick off the newly formed relationship, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts will donate amenities worth $15,000 and will also encourage associates to get involved and help give back to the communities they call home.

In cities around the world, Hyatt associates will also give back throughout the month of April with local volunteer events.

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