Hyatt Regency Saipan has chosen the non-profit environmental group Marianas Islands Nature Alliance as the beneficiary of its 33rd anniversary gala dinner.
MINA beat out five other eligible submissions from various non-profit organizations to get the nod of the landmark’s hotel’s leadership committee.
Hyatt said that MINA responded to the hotel’s question: “How May We Assist You?,” believing that the organization embodies the four pillars that Hyatt Thrive represents.
“We are truly grateful for the overwhelming opportunity to help make Saipan a better place for our tourists to visit through MINA. I would also like to sincerely thank all submissions from the various non-profit organizations in the CNMI,” said Hyatt general manager Nick K. Nishikawa.
MINA chair Frankie Eliptico said their group is extremely grateful to Hyatt for selecting them.
“MINA is excited to partner with Hyatt Regency Saipan to continue the marine debris prevention project and to supplement the Rare Pride Campaign in Managaha. The event also provides a great opportunity for people to enjoy a great evening with great food while they are also helping the environment,” he said.
Every year, Hyatt hosts its anniversary gala dinner to raise funds for a local non-profit organization as part of its corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive.
The organization must be active within one of the four pillars of Hyatt Thrive: environmental sustainability, economic development and investment, education and personal advancement, and health and wellness.
Hyatt said that MINA’s essay clearly illustrated how it helps (or can help) make the local community a place where employees want to work, guests want to visit, where neighbors want to live, and investors want to invest. The letter also effectively stated how partnership with Hyatt would help advance its mission, vision, and goals.
MINA’s selection was based on the votes cast by the hotel’s leadership committee.
More details on the anniversary gala dinner will be released in the near future.
MINA is the leading conservation non-profit in the Mariana Islands. MINA’s mission is “working to sustain the natural environment to ensure the island way of life,” and its vision is that “the people of the Northern Marianas, through community engagement and responsible stewardship, will thrive in a healthy, natural environment that supports a vibrant island economy fostered by sustainability, cultural values, traditions and principles.
Hyatt Regency Saipan, a 316-room hotel, is located in Garapan, the island’s shopping and entertainment district.