Health & Wellness
Associates who feel their best can translate that sense of wellbeing to the guests whom they serve. As part of our People Brand commitment, we invest significantly in the health and wellness of our associates by providing affordable healthcare coverage, preventative care programs and educational health and wellness initiatives.
Through 2011, we invested creating work environments that promote the overall health and wellness of our associates. For instance, more than 70 percent of our full-service hotels worldwide renovated their associate back-of-house areas to make them places where our associates can recharge their bodies and their spirits. Healthier menu options were added in associate dining rooms, lounges were updated to increase relaxation during breaks and shared computer terminals help keep our staff connected.
Hotels frequently also set up fitness centers, recreational sports teams, and social committees to encourage active lifestyles among associates. Additionally, through Team Stay Fit at Hyatt, we encourage associates to pair their active lifestyles with charitable causes. The program brings together associate teams to raise funds through organized activities such as charity walks, bike rides and marathons. For example, our hotels in the greater Denver area have spearheaded the Bike MS Colorado’s Ride – engaging associates and the local community to raise funds for the Colorado–Wyoming Chapter for the National MS Society. In 2011, 210 cyclists made the 150-mile trek along Colorado’s Front Range. Since the program’s inception, Hyatt associates, family and friends have raised more than $500,000 to fight multiple sclerosis (MS) and have a goal to raise $1 million by 2015.
Since 2006, 1,861 associates and/or their spouses within the U.S. have enrolled in the American Cancer Society's Tobacco Cessation program with an initial quit rate of 41%
1,000 lbs. of food was donated to a local food bank in honor of the total weight lost during an associate-driven challenge at the Hyatt Reservations Center in Omaha, Nebraska
Since 2000, four hotels in Colorado have raised over US$500,000 for their local chapter of the National MS Society