2018 Holiday Charity Program – “Sparkle with Joy”

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From 9 November to 25 December, Grand Hyatt Tokyo will host its “Sparkle with Joy” charity program, featuring various activities designed to support people with disabilities as well as children in regions such as Tohoku, Kumamoto and Hokkaido, which were hit by devastating earthquakes and a tsunami. Since March 2011, Grand Hyatt Tokyo has strived to support the communities affected by these catastrophic disasters through monetary donations, charitable contributions and volunteering efforts. As of January 2018, a total of more than JPY 59.8 million has been donated and the hotel hopes to continue increasing the amount each year.

The theme for this holiday season is “Sparkle with Joy”. With the support of Kids Earth Fund, our goal is to bring hope and happiness and see children’s faces sparkle with joy during this special time of year, not only to those affected in the Tohoku and Kumamoto regions but also other areas such as in Hokkaido, which were struck by natural disasters this year.

Grand Hyatt Tokyo works with Re Kikou, a nonprofit organization that recycles wine and Champagne corks into new products, helping generate employment and supporting independence for people with disabilities. Corks recycled from the hotel are used by Re Kikou to make cork ornaments, and the revenue is donated to charity. This year, in addition to the cork ornaments, in commemoration of the hotel’s 15th anniversary, eight tiles (starting from 2011) with images of children’s paintings from Kids Earth Fund made with recycled cork will be offered.

Enjoy the holiday season at Grand Hyatt Tokyo this year and join us for “Sparkle with Joy”, an uplifting charity program that will help bring cheer during this season of giving. Please see below for further details.

  1. Holiday Charity Program
  2. Holiday Charity Ornaments and Tiles
  3. Holiday Charity Hamper
  4. Holiday Charity Program at Grand Hyatt Tokyo
  5. Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Holiday Charity Partner
  6. About Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Support for the Tohoku and Kumamoto Region


Holiday Charity Program

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Holiday Lobby Area

The lobby will be transformed into a holiday area that will reflect this year’s “Sparkle with Joy” theme. There will be 15 sparkling trees to symbolize the celebration of our 15-year anniversary, and the trees will be decorated with Re Kikou’s recycled cork ornaments. The ornaments will be available for purchase in the hotel’s restaurants, front desk and spa, allowing guests to hang these charitable gifts on the trees in the lobby or to take home.

■Dates: 9 November – 25 December 2018
■Location: 1st Floor Lobby Area

Sparkle with Joy SNS Charity Program

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For every guest that posts a photo of Grand Hyatt Tokyo with the hashtag #GrandHoliday2018 on Instagram, we will donate JPY 100 per post to the Kids Earth Fund. Guests who also follow Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s official Instagram account and tag two friends who may want to know about our program will have a chance to win dining certificates, and for the photo that best reflects our “Sparkle with Joy” theme, a complimentary stay at the hotel will be awarded. Special prizes for the most photogenic pictures will also be prepared. Please see the campaign site for more information.

■Dates: 9 November – 25 December 2018

*The campaign site will be accessible from November 2018.


Holiday Charity Ornaments and Tiles

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This year, in addition to the cork ornaments, in commemoration of the hotel’s 15th anniversary, eight tiles (starting from 2011) with images of children’s paintings from Kids Earth Fund made with recycled cork will be offered. The revenue from the sale of these ornaments and tiles will be donated to Kids Earth Fund.

■Dates: 9 November – 25 December 2018
■Price: Ornaments JPY 500 each / Tiles JPY 1,000 each *Limited availability
■Location: Available for purchase at all restaurants, front desk, Grand Club and Nagomi Spa


Holiday Charity Hamper

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Fiorentina Pastry Boutique will offer a charity gift basket featuring recycled cork Christmas ornaments made by people with disabilities. The hamper includes Champagne (Ruinart Blanc de Blancs) and sweets by our award-winning pastry chefs such as dried strawberry chocolates, stollen and Christmas cookies.

■Dates: 1 – 25 December 2018
■Price: JPY 20,000 (excludes tax) *limited to 40 hampers
■Location: Fiorentina Pasty Boutique
■For details, click here


About “Sparkle with Joy”

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s charity program embraces the theme “Sparkle with Joy,” which offers hotel guests the opportunity to share love and give support to those who need it most. The hotel collaborates with Re Kikou, an organization that recycles corks from wine and champagne bottles used in the hotel to create original products. In creating these products, the organization assists welfare groups in generating work and independence for people with disabilities. A percentage of the revenue that is collected from the hotel offerings will be donated to Kids Earth Fund in support of the children who were affected by natural disasters including the tsunami of 11 March 2011.


Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Holiday Charity Partner

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About Kids Earth Fund

Kids Earth Fund (KEF) is a worldwide nonprofit organization that works to promote peace and environmental conservation through the medium of children’s art.

All KEF proceeds are donated to projects for children around the world who suffer from the results of war, poverty and environmental contamination.

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About Re Kikou

Re Kikou is a nonprofit organization that offers disabled people the opportunity to work in a safe environment. “Re” is in reference to reducing, reusing and recycling. The organization started by recycling batteries, which allowed for disabled people to work while assisting in environmental protection. The organization’s cork recycling activities involve the collection and separation of used corks, along with generating new ideas and crafting new products from these corks. This activity assists with the independence of disabled people while also protecting the environment.



Holiday Charity Concert In Support of Refugee Children

We will hold a charity concert in collaboration with Refugees International Japan, choir group Musiker Natur and The British School in Tokyo.The concert will be open to the public and there will be donation boxes in the lobby area in support of RIJ which funds projects for people displaced by conflict around the world. *This charity concert has ended.

■Date and Time: 9 December 2018 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. (30 minute sessions each)
■Location: 1st Floor Lobby Area

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About Refugees International Japan

RIJ is an independent non-profit organization that funds projects for people displaced by conflict around the world. RIJ supports projects that provide opportunities for people to lead an independent normal life while staying near to home and their loved ones; projects that enable people to give back to the community and make valuable contributions to the local economy as well as rebuilding their own future. These projects offer counseling, rehabilitation, skills training, and education in order to provide hope for the future and the means for an eventual return to independence. Since 1979, RIJ has funded more than 800 projects worth cumulatively over US $11 million.

Official website:


About Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Support for Tohoku, Kumamoto and Hokkaido

As a part of Hyatt Thrive, a global CSR program with the participation of more than 700 Hyatt properties, Grand Hyatt Tokyo is involved with various projects and activities in support of the Tohoku, Kumamoto and Hokkaido regions that were struck by devastating natural disasters. Grand Hyatt Tokyo strives to continue these efforts by offering hands-on, community-based support. As of January 2018, the hotel has donated more than JPY 59.8 million to Japan’s Red Cross and various other support groups.