Tuesday, October 29, 2013


KOTA KINABALU, SABAH – Paying tribute to the number one cancer afflicting women today, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu paid a visit to the Oncology and Chemotherapy ward at the Women and Children Hospital in Likas to raise awareness for breast cancer.

On 21 October, a group of more than 20 hotel employees led by the hotel’s Director of Human Resources, Mary Susan Johnson started the visit with a brief introduction by the person in-charge, Dr. Vansanthi Selvaraju. While educating the hotel staff of the symptoms and treatments for breast cancer, she informed that there is no specific ward provided for breast cancer patients due to limited spaces in the hospital.   

About 24 patients diagnosed with cancer consists of women and men from different ages were feted by hotel employees in a meet and greet with the patients, before treated to a sumptuous healthy lunch feast while entertained with inspirational songs sung by the hotel’s choir group. The hotel employees also spend quality time with patients before the event ended at 1.30pm with a group photo session with members of the hospital.

A group photo session of Hyatt associates with members of the hospital in the Oncology ward, Likas Hospital

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu commits to a number of community outreach and volunteer programmes that are, an important part of Hyatt’s THRIVE initiative, which gives its employees an opportunity to participate in volunteer programmes on paid company time.

Hyatt Regency Kianbalu entertained the patients with inspirational songs sung by the hotel's choir group.
Julia Chan
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Public Relations Manager
+60 88 22 1234

About Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, a 288-room hotel, is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu’s business, shopping and entertainment hub, overlooking the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the South China Sea.   Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers newly renovated guestrooms, exceptional service, modern comforts, and a dazzling choice of local and international cuisine.   Reservations for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu can be made by calling +60 88 22 1234 or visiting

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