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Smithsonian Institute Announced Museum Opening Schedule
April 2021

The Smithsonian Institute announced that it will begin to reopen seven (7) museums, as well as the National Zoo. Visitors will need to reserve free timed-entry passes for all locations. 

May 5th: National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia

May 14th: National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 21st: National Museum of American History, National Museum of the American Indian (DC), Smithsonian's National Zoo

For further information, please visit www.si.edu/visit


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Hotel & DC's Re-Opening Status
April 2021

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is elated to start welcoming guests back beginning May 1, 2021. The hotel's re-opening date aligns with the city of DC's loosened restrictions. Starting May 1, 2021 many facets of hospitality and tourism will see some restrictions loosened. Changes include:

    Regional business meetings and conventions can take place indoors and outdoors at 25% capacity, with city waivers required for more than 250 people.

    Museums, galleries and exhibits will be able to operate indoors and outdoors at 50% capacity.

    Non-essential retail indoors and outdoors will be able to operate at 50% capacity.

    Seated live entertainment, i.e. theater, will be allowed indoors and outdoors at 25% capacity up to 500 people.

    Outdoor races such as 5Ks will be allowed at 50% capacity.

    Weddings and special events will be allowed indoors and outdoors at 25% capacity, with a waiver required for attendance greater than 250.

    School graduations and awards ceremonies will be allowed indoors and outdoors with capacity limits.

    Live music will be allowed near outdoor restaurant seating.

    Libraries will be able to operate at 50% capacity.

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Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill's General Manager Recognized as an Elite Diversity Woman Leader
February 2021

Diversity Women Media presented their inaugural Elite 100 Black Women leaders list and named Gail Smith-Howard, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, as a recipient.

The Elite 100, a Tribute to Black Women Executives, highlights 100 extraordinary Black women in the C-suite and executive leaders at Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, Fortune Global 500, S&P 400, and S&P 500 companies. In a year that upended the corporate stratosphere, these women are leading – and in many cases tackling – complex transformations by addressing systemic racism in the workplace, managing remote teams, building morale through innovative programming, and sustaining profitable bottom lines.

Diversity Women Media shared that Black women have always faced barriers to advancement, such as double standards, lack of advocacy, and unconscious bias. In Women in the Workplace 2020, Black women were found to experience more acute discrimination. A Korn Ferry study also shows that senior Black talent faced bias in advancing into roles leading to the CEO spot.

“I am extremely proud and honored to be recognized amongst a group of talented women that I greatly respect. I’m so grateful to work in an industry that I love, and a company such as Hyatt Hotels, where I’m able to share my experiences and help coach the next generation of leaders,” said Smith-Howard.

The Elite 100 demonstrates that Corporate America is taking notice and making changes so more Black women have the opportunity to rise.


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Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Awards National Academy Foundation with Community Grant
February 2021

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill nominated National Academy Foundation (NAF) at Woodrow Wilson High School for the Hyatt Community Grants program and was selected as a recipient to receive $15,000.

The Hyatt Community Grants program works with Hyatt hotels and resorts all over the world to donate money to nonprofits doing important work in their communities. Since 2008, Hyatt has helped direct nearly $3.5 million to over 260 deserving nonprofits in 52 countries. The grants celebrate and build upon hotels long-standing partnerships with local community-based organizations providing on-the-job training and employment opportunities to opportunity youth and under-resourced youth.

“When thinking of our nomination for a worthy organization that made an impact in our local young adult population, the National Academy Foundation (NAF) at Woodrow Wilson High School (WWHS) was the clear choice. This is an extremely important program in Washington, D.C. as it provides a great entry level training to hospitality and it exposes and introduces students to the possibilities our industry holds. This program is also a catalyst for future diverse talent as

67% of the population at WWHS are people of color,” said Nathalie Rytting, Director of Human Resources, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

NAF’s mission as an educational nonprofit, is to solve some of the biggest challenges facing education and the economy by bringing education, business, and community leaders together to transform the high school experience. NAF's educational design ignites students' passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America's future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships.

“Hyatt has a long history of making a difference in the lives of others and ensuring that our hotels are rooted in the communities we operate in,” said Gail Smith-Howard, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. “This grant is a small part of the enormous work Hyatt does around the world to support, develop and care for people. This year’s Hyatt Community Program was very special, as we were able to support an organization that aligns with our signature program RiseHY, which is focused on opportunity youth. Hyatt Regency Washington has a long history of partnering in DC to help local youth reach their full potential. The NAF at Woodrow Wilson High School is an excellent example of such work and we could not be happier to support the development of the next generation of leaders in an industry which I have loved for 40 years, hospitality!”

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AAA Inspector's Best of Housekeeping 2020
AAA’s Best Of Housekeeping award recognizes AAA Inspected & Approved hotels that receive the highest possible cleanliness and condition scores, giving travelers another important indication of what it means to be a AAA top-rated hotel in North America.
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Cvent names Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol HIll as one of Top 500 Meeting Hotels in the U.S.
July 2019

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, released its annual list of the top hotels for meetings and events in the United States, naming Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill as one of the Top 500 Meeting Hotels in the U.S.

The list was compiled by analyzing meeting and event booking activity through Cvent, which sourced $16 billion and more than 42 million room nights in 2018.

Book your next meeting or a holiday event at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill now by filling out our request for proposal and learn more here.

 


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The Washington Post Names
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
one of the ‘Top Workplaces’
June 20, 2019

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill has been awarded a 2019 "Top Workplaces" honor by The Washington Post. The "Top Workplaces" lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill was selected from more than 2,800 nominees and has been recognized for this award amongst some of nation’s capital most prestigious places to work. Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill has earned a spot on the renowned list for four consecutive years, and ranking at No. 11 this year.

“It is incredible to learn our colleagues feel that Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is amongst Washington, DC Top Workplaces, and take pride in being a part of Hyatt family," - said Gail Smith-Howard, general manager of Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  We continue to strengthen our culture by inspiring and building true connections with our colleagues.”

Click here to view the full list of 2019 Top Workplaces by The Washington Post.


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Renovated American Restaurant in Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill unveils
a newly refreshed restaurant and lounge,
Article One – American Grill, and the lobby
2018
This exciting refresh brings the surrounding historic neighborhood inside, with the elements of its design and timeless, clean aesthetic. Large acrylic panels with portraits of the first architects of the U.S. Capitol define the entrance to Article One – American Grill; three-dimensional sculptures welcome guests to the private dining rooms available to host parties of up to 24 guests; the mural behind the concierge area references the history of D.C.—early automobiles, old photographs of people, and local architecture, all overlaying a regional topographical map. There is also a massive media wall above the bar, featuring live sporting events on the largest screen on Capitol Hill.
Renovated American Restaurant in Washington, D.C.

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