Combined with our voluntary participation in Florida's Green Lodging Program, which designated Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront as a Green Lodging property in 2009, we are making significant strides to minimize our footprint on the earth and maintain environmentally responsible practices in all areas of our hotel.
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel today announced the launch of Meet and Be Green, a new program that encourages guests and planners to make green choices for their meetings. In order to Meet and Be Green at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, planners and meeting attendees will pledge to take these ten steps to "go green" during their meeting:
- Recycle during the meeting
- Use products with 100% recycled content
- Print materials locally
- Minimize shipping
- Rather than setting materials at every seat, place meeting materials, such as handouts, notepads, pens, etc., in a central location so attendees can take as needed
- Maintain room temperatures at an appropriate level
- Eliminate disposable water bottles
- Minimize use of other disposable products such as plates, cups, napkins, and utensils
- Select locally grown seasonal foods when planning the menu
- Plan ahead for the meeting to make it easier and more economical to keep the meeting green
"It is Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront's honor and responsibility to conduct business and serve our guests in the most environmentally friendly manner possible, as we are all guests of this earth," said Melissa Milione, Director of Catering & Convention Services for Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. "Combined with our voluntary participation in Florida's Green Lodging Program, which designated Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront as a Green Lodging property in 2009, we are making significant strides to minimize our footprint on the earth and maintain environmentally responsible practices in all areas of our hotel."
Dedicated meeting planners at the downtown Jacksonville hotel will help source products with 100% recycled content, find local suppliers, and maximize efforts to reduce waste to create a meeting experience that exceeds expectations and helps the environment at the same time. To discuss Meet and Be Green options, meeting planners should contact Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront sales team at 904-588-1234 or visit hyattregencyjacksonville.com.
For new meetings booked by December 30, 2010, and held by March 31, 2011, groups participating in the Meet and Be Green program at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront will be eligible for a three-percent rebate on qualifying charges on the master bill. Meet and Be Green is one of the latest additions to Great Happens, Hyatt's ongoing campaign to emphasize the power and importance of in-person meetings.
Meet and Be Green is one part of Hyatt's larger pledge to conserve energy, minimize waste and create responsible, sustainable corporate practices to care for the earth and guests. By empowering guests to do the same, Hyatt and its planners can help minimize the environmental impact of meetings. Full details of the program and promotion are available at http://www.hyattmeetings.com.
In addition to the launch of Meet and Be Green, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront recently introduced new Seasonal Banquet Menus. These menu selections are updated quarterly and provide food and beverage enhancements for meetings and events that feature items from local and regional farmers, fisherman and cheese makers.
About Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Nestled along the beautiful St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in the heart of the city's downtown business, entertainment and sports districts and only a few minutes away from more than 20 miles of soft, white sand beaches. Vacation, business and conventions travelers experience unparalleled accommodations with 966 guestrooms and more than 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, including outdoor terraces and function space overlooking the pristine St. Johns River. Jacksonville is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the nation's largest urban park system, in addition to more than 45 world-class golf courses and other points of interest nearby. A rooftop pool and whirlpool, deluxe indoor fitness center and sauna, and an upscale lobby bar and restaurant pamper and relax guests who never feel the need to leave the premises. For more information about Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront or to make a reservation, visit http://www.hyattregencyjacksonville.com.