Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Introduces New Eco-Meetings Program

Meet and Be Green Program Encourages Guests to Make Green Choices

San Diego, CA, August 06, 2010 --( The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina 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 the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, 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 percent 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.

“The Meet and be Green program at the Hyatt allows us to do our part to protect the environment while encouraging our guests to make green choices,” said Alex Willow, director of sales at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. “By making small changes such as eliminating disposable bottles to incorporating recycled materials, we are greatly reducing the amount of waste created during meetings.”

Dedicated meeting planners will help source products with 100 percent 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 the Hyatt’s sales team at 619-224-1234.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay has also 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.

In addition to the new meetings offerings, The Hyatt recently completed renovations to the Mission Ballroom, which includes fine handcrafted woodwork and the latest high-tech audio/visual equipment. The 3,600 square foot space now features contemporary ceiling lighting with wave glass, wall coverings, paint, moldings, carpet, stylish black-out drapes, as well as new air wall covers and furnishings and can be arranged banquet-style for 260 guests.

These recent enhancements follow a number of renovations completed last year to total 30,000 square feet including the Bayview Ballroom, the Regatta Pavilion and the exclusive Penthouse, which sits on top of the Hyatt’s tower on the 18th floor.

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 Mission Bay will be eligible for a three percent rebate on qualifying charges on the master bill.

Meet and Be Green is one part of Hyatt Regency Mission Bay’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 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.

For more information about meetings at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, please visit

About the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
Neighboring SeaWorld®, the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is perfectly situated to explore Balboa Park, Legoland®, the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego’s beautiful beaches. The recently reinvented coastal hotel on Mission Bay features 430 guestrooms, three pools with waterslides, an award-winning signature restaurant Red Marlin, a poolside bar and lounge and eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa. The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is located at 1441 Quivira Road. Visit or call 619-224-1234 for reservations or more information.

Jordan Cole