CAMBRIDGE, MD.—Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a waterfront resort located on Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore, has been awarded the Maryland Lodging Association award for Community Service and Sales Professional of the Year, which recognizes local hotels and resorts and their employees.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Maryland Hotel Lodging Association for our community service and sales efforts,” said Joel Bunde, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. “We strive to provide the best experience for our guests, as well as give back to our community, and this award is a testament to our efforts.”
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay received the Community Service award for its work in ending food scarcity, providing assistance to local Title I schools in the Chesapeake Bay area, and offering resources to underserved populations. In addition, it has also donated more than 770 hours, $50,385, and has helped 66 nonprofit organizations throughout the local community.
Throughout 2019, the resort hosted a variety of community oriented events, including the “What’s Your Plate Event”, an extension of the Cooking Matters campaign, which helps to end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy affordable food choices. It also began its partnership with the Cambridge Salvation Army, where over 2,488 pounds of food were donated. The resort also helps to promote literacy by participating in a local play center’s event that honors Dr. Suess by reading to young children.
Additionally, the resort offered continued resources and support to the community, helping three local individuals with disabilities from the Social Services Youth Program to learn work and life skills. It also hosted a tour and Q&A for morning Star Youth Academy, which is a residential treatment program for young men with substance abuse and trauma. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay also continues to host job fairs, looking to hire within the community and help keep local residents out of poverty.