CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the launch of its “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served” initiative for its brand that will focus on sourcing and providing food and beverage options that are good for hotels; guests and associates, good for the planet and good for local communities.
“At Hyatt, we want to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising what’s best for future generations. We believe we have a responsibility to ensure every one of our dishes is thoughtfully sourced and carefully served,” said Susan Santiago, vice-president of Food and Beverage, North America operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “This philosophy, which began implementation in the U.S. in mid-2011, is an effort to support the health of our guests, planet, and the local community is at the core of every food and beverage decision made at Hyatt properties. We are evolving the way food is purchased and served at Hyatt hotels.”
The program will focus on offering balanced portions with natural ingredients, including gluten-free and vegetarian options, organic produce and locally sourced ingredients to support farmer’s markets and community events. In addition, the company will focus on implementing sustainable practices such as sourcing sustainable seafood and naturally raised beef and pork, planting on-property chef’s gardens and creating new to-go containers and packaging.
The company has also joined with Partnership for Healthier America (PHA), which will challenge Hyatt to continuously improve its nutritional profile of food menus at full-service-managed Hyatt properties across the U.S. over the next 10 years.