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Eco-Friendly Practice To Enhance Hyatt Regency Tamaya Meeting Offerings


Hyatt Introduces Meet and Be Green Initiative

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya recently 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 Tamaya, planners and meeting attendees will pledge to take the following 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 gree


The Hyatt Regency Tamaya also works to preserve the local environment through energy and water conservation, waste and emissions management, and environmentally responsible procurement policies. The resort has implemented several recycling policies for guests and employees in order to preserve, protect, and restore the natural environment by recycling all of the following materials: Cardboard, Newspaper, Office paper, Plastic, Glass, Aluminum, Heavy metals, Light bulbs Batteries, Food compost, White paper, Cooking oil, Magazines, Paint waste and Electronic equipment.

The resort recently completed an on-site herb garden, named Tsai-Sru, which provides nearly 20 herbs that are utilized in a variety of dishes for the Corn Maiden Restaurant andSanta Ana Café, in order to create a low-carbon dining option for restaurants guests. Also, in partnership with the Santa Ana Pueblo and Natural Department of Resources, the resort has begun a conservation and restoration project to restore the six-mile native Cottonwood “Bosque” forest along the Rio Grande River.



For new meetings booked by December 20, 2010 and held by March 31, 2011, groups participating in the Meet and be Green program at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya 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. For more information on the program, please visit www.hyattmeetings.com.

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya is located on 500 acres on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, adjacent to the Sandia Mountains along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. Along with its unique cultural environment offering traditional pueblo bread baking demonstrations and tribal dance performances, Tamaya also features Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon; The Stables at Tamaya; an 18-hole championship Twin Warriors Golf Club; tennis courts; and the Tamaya Cultural Museum and Learning Center.  For reservations or more information, please call Hyatt reservations at (800)  55-HYATT (800-554-9288) or visit www.tamaya.hyatt.com.
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