Austin, Texas–Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in the city’s downtown, and The Driskill, a historic Sixth Street hotel, took part in Hyatt Corporation’s “Global Month of Giving” with several volunteer projects. Throughout the month of April, volunteers from both properties helped to pick up trash around Lady Bird Lake as part of the “Keep Austin Beautiful” project, cooked and served food at Caritas Community Kitchen to help feed those in need, and walked dogs and provided enrichment activities for shelter animals at Austin Animal Center.
“Giving back to the local community is an important part of the ‘Hyatt Thrive’ initiative which helps to build stronger communities,” said Michael Murphy, general manager of Hyatt Regency Austin. “The teams at Hyatt Regency Austin and The Driskill are dedicated to providing community service to our beautiful city and helping to provide support to the organizations that make Austin so great.”
On April 8, volunteers from both hotels took part in Keep Austin Beautiful “Clean Sweep” project. Team members walked around Lady Bird Lake and paddled on kayaks to pick up trash in and along the lake.
On April 18, the teams volunteered to prepare and serve lunch at Caritas Community Kitchen, an organization that helps to fight poverty, homelessness, and hunger in Austin. Through their time at the kitchen, the Hyatt employees prepared, cooked, and served 289 meals to those in need.
Additionally, on April 21, Hyatt Regency Austin and The Driskill employees donated their time to Austin Animal Center, the largest no-kill municipal animal shelter in the United States. During their time at the center, the team provided over 150 enrichment toys for the animals at the shelter.
The 448-room Hyatt Regency Austin is located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. The property’s location allows guests to explore the best of Austin from the famous live music scene and eclectic shops and boutiques on Congress Avenue, to Austin’s popular landmarks and attractions. The hotel opens directly to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, which provides 10 miles of trails bordering Lady Bird Lake, and offers several lake activities from kayaking to river cruises.
The Driskill, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is a historic landmark that was built in 1886 as a showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill. The 189-room hotel has been offering guests luxury accommodations and services for more than a century. Its location provides easy access to the Texas State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, Austin City Limits Moody Theatre, and all of Austin’s vibrant music and entertainment scene.