Supporting our local communities is part of Hyatt’s DNA. Through our “Corporate Social Responsibility” Program, Hyatt Thrive, we have even more opportunities to make an impact in thecommunities that we call home. This June, Hyatt Thrive brings associates together in a brand-wide, month long effort to improve the many communities around the world that we call home. Hyatt Thrive empowers over 90,000 Hyatt associates at more than 480 properties around the world to help communities do one thing – Thrive – by focusing on four areas: environmental sustainability; economic development and investment; education and personal advancement; and health and wellness.
Thrive has empowered us to focus on engagement with our community as well as with our employees. With Thrive in mind, our employees were on a mission to implement an environmentally sustainable workplace emphasizing health and wellness. A garden was established by our very own employees and has since yielded an abundance of organic and pesticide free produce. At Hyatt Regency Westlake in Thousand Oaks, we grow produce right in our own backyard! This includes a wide variety of plump tomatoes, spicy chilies, sweet peppers, fragrant herbs, luscious cabbages, and even more delicious vegetables.
Our produce assists in providing fresh and healthy creative cuisines for our restaurant menu and group functions including irresistible marinara sauce, delectable bruschetta, spicy salsas, and other vegetable inspired dishes. The garden also provides healthy dishes for our employees.
In March 2013, we will open our brand new restaurant, Harvest Kitchen / Bar. The Harvest concept of “Farm Fresh to the Table” allows for the opportunity to utilize local vendors while incorporating the freshest ingredients, enabling us to bring components of Hyatt’s philosophy from the farm right to your table. We look forward to what the future has to bring for Hyatt with the introduction of Harvest and the effect it will have on our guests, our communities, and our planet.