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Melbourne, Victoria - 7 July 2021 – Park Hyatt Melbourne launches ‘Hyatt Loves Local’ a global initiative to support and collaborate with small local businesses impacted by COVID-19 and has partnered with Santiago Cuyugan, winner of Savour Patissier of the Year (2017) and owner of Mamé Cocoa, to create a new Winter Afternoon Tea that is certain to enchant all diners.
After creating many confections at prominent establishments such Adriano Zumbo’s Patisserie, Savour Patisserie and Chocolate School, South Melbourne’s artisanal shop Bibelot, Santiago Cuyugan has joined Park Hyatt Melbourne as a Chef Pâtissier in Residence, bringing his culinary talent and his own story to Park Hyatt Melbourne.
“The opportunity to be part of ‘Hyatt Loves Local’ initiative and to be Park Hyatt Melbourne’s Chef Pâtissier in Residence enables me to showcase seasonal flavours whilst working with local producers.” said Santiago Cuyugan.
In collaboration with some of the finest Victorian producers, Santiago has created bespoke cakes inspired by classical French pastries. Plated delights pay homage to Melbourne’s coffee culture, seasonal winter fruits to take diners on a culinary journey.
Winter Afternoon Tea is perfectly finished off with freshly baked fruit and plain scones, served with a selection of local preserves and decadent cream.
Bookings can be made via Tea Lounge Reservations Team at
email: MELPH-Restaurant-Radii@hyatt.com or call: 03 9224 1211.
Winter Afternoon Tea is served daily in Tea Lounge from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm.
Melbourne, Victoria – 17 December 2020 – Park Hyatt Melbourne has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Park Hyatt Melbourne has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facilities.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Park Hyatt Melbourne implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Park Hyatt Melbourne has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”
To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Park Hyatt Melbourne was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.
A permanent guest has taken up residency at Park Hyatt Melbourne this year. Mr. Walker, a gorgeous 18 month-old Blonde Labrador, has moved into the hotel’s serene property situated at the fringe of Melbourne CBD, and has accepted the position as Park Hyatt Melbourne’s first canine ambassador.
Trained by Guide Dogs Victoria, daily activities for Mr. Walker will include using his notable people skills to bring a new level of comfort at Park Hyatt Melbourne, where he will be able to greet guests with a warm, furry welcome.
Guests will also be able to take their morning walks with Mr Walker or visit him at the hotel lobby, where he will be lounging on his custom-made Tasmanian Oak bed, and share their own photos of Walker by using #BarkHyattMelbourne.
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