2019 Holiday Charity Program – “Heart of Gold”

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*The charity program 2019 has finished. Thank you very much for your participation.

From November 9 to December 25, Grand Hyatt Tokyo will host its annual holiday charity program under this year’s theme “Heart of Gold”, reflecting the spirit of hotel staff and guests who wish to give back to those in need during the holidays.

With the support of non-profit organizations such as Kids Earth Fund (KEF), Re Kikou and Refugees International Japan (RIJ), the charity program features an interactive lobby area, a mini concert and a range of activities including SNS program designed to support people with disabilities, people displaced by conflict around the world as well as children in regions hit by devastating natural disasters.

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 2019, a total of more than JPY 60.3 million has been donated, and the hotel hopes to continue increasing the amount each year.

Enjoy the holiday season at Grand Hyatt Tokyo this year and join us for “Heart of Gold,” a meaningful charity program that deliver warm and caring hearts to people in need during this season of giving.

Please click the followings to see program details.

  • Interactive Holiday Charity Program at the Lobby
  • Holiday Charity Concert
  • Holiday Charity Ornaments and Tiles
  • Holiday Charity Hamper
  • Holiday Charity Program at Grand Hyatt Tokyo
  • Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Holiday Charity Partner
  • About Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Support for Regions Hit by Devastating Natural Disasters

    Interactive Holiday Charity Program at the Lobby

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    Holiday Lobby Area

    Part of the lobby will be transformed into a shining gold holiday area that reflects the “Heart of Gold” theme. There will be Christmas trees decorated in dazzling gold with ornaments made from the hotel’s recycled wine and champagne corks, created by people with the Re Kikou.

    The ornaments will be available for purchase throughout all restaurants, bars, front desk, Grand Club and Nagomi Spa and Fitness at the hotel, allowing guests to hang these charitable gifts on the trees in the lobby or to take home. After December 25, the Christmas lobby will then be transformed into a New Year’s-themed lobby which highlights Japanese design and culture, offering international guests a uniquely Japanese experience.

    ■Dates: November 9 – December 25, 2019
    ■Location: 1st Floor Lobby Area


    Heart of Gold SNS Charity Program

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    Guests are invited to participate in the SNS charity program by taking photo, or reposting any photo taken, at Grand Hyatt Tokyo and post them on their Instagram with hashtags #GrandHoliday2019 and #Charity. When the number of posts and reposts of the above (on accounts which follow the hotel’s official Instagram account) exceeds 1000, the hotel will donate JPY 100,000 to the KEF.

    As an extra incentive, guests who post photos taken at the hotel will have a chance to win lunch certificates. Special prize of dinner certificates will be awarded for the most photogenic picture. And for the photo that best reflects our “Heart of Gold” theme, a complimentary stay at the hotel will be awarded. Please see the campaign site for more information.

    ■Dates: November 9 – December 25, 2019
    Please see the campaign page for more information.


    Holiday Mini Charity Concert In Support of Refugee Children

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    We will hold a mini charity concert in collaboration with Refugees International Japan and Tokyo International Children’s Choir. 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.

    ■Date and Time: December 1, 2019 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. (30 minute sessions each)
    ■Location: 1st Floor Lobby Area


    Holiday Charity Ornaments and Tiles

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    Grand Hyatt Tokyo works with Re Kikou, a non-profit organization that employ people with disabilities in recycling wine and Champagne corks into new products, to transform recycled corks from the hotel into beautiful and meaningful cork ornaments and themed tiles with images of children’s paintings from Kids Earth Fund. All revenue from the sale of these ornaments and tiles will be donated to Kids Earth Fund.

    ■Dates: November 9 – December 25, 2019
    ■Price: Ornaments JPY 500 each / Tiles JPY 1,000 each *Limited availability
    ■Location: Available for purchase at all restaurants, bars, the front desk, Grand Club and Nagomi Spa and Fitness at the hotel, allowing guests to to hang these charitable gifts on the trees in the lobby or take home


    Holiday Charity Hamper

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    Fiorentina Pastry Boutique will offer a delightful holiday charity hamper featuring recycled cork Christmas ornament made by people with disabilities with the help of Re Kikou. The hamper includes original sweets by our award-winning pastry chefs such as the classic panettone and colorful Christmas cookies – perfect for seasonal gifting. By purchasing the gift basket, guests will be making a charitable contribution that supports the employment of people with disabilities.

    ■Dates: December 1 – 25, 2019
    ■Price: JPY 10,000 (excludes tax) *limited to 20 hampers
    ■Location: Fiorentina Pastry Boutique
    ■For details, click here

    About “Heart of Gold”

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    Since 2011, Grand Hyatt Tokyo has been hosting charity program every year with different themes. Year 2019 embraces the theme “Heart of Gold,” which offers hotel guests the opportunity to share love and give support to those who need it most. The hotel is collaborating 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 children affected by natural disasters including the tsunami of March 11, 2011.


    Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Holiday Charity Partner

    About Kids Earth Fund

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    Kids Earth Fund (KEF) is a worldwide nonprofit organization which 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.

    Official website:

    About Re Kikou

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    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.

    Official website: (Japanese)

    About Refugees International Japan

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    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 Regions Hit by Devastating Natural Disasters

    As a part of Hyatt Thrive, a global CSR program with the participation of more than 875 Hyatt properties, Grand Hyatt Tokyo is involved with various projects and activities in support of regions struck by devastating natural disasters. Grand Hyatt Tokyo strives to continue these efforts by offering hands-on, community-based support. As of January 2019, the hotel has donated more than JPY 60.3 million to various support groups such as Kids Earth Fund and Japan’s Red Cross.