Birmingham hotel makes wishes come true

Hyatt guests can add Christmas magic to childrens hospital.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham is offering guests the chance to add a sprinkle of magic for patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital this Christmas.

As part of the hotel’s support to its charity partner, Hyatt Regency Birmingham has launched a Christmas ‘Wish Tree’ which intends to make the wishes of 19 patients at the hospital come true.

Located in the lobby of the hotel on Bridge Street, the 19 wishes, which include meeting Peppa Pig, spending a day grooming dogs and a princess pamper party will hang proud on the ‘Wish Tree’.

In order for all the wishes to come true, Hyatt Regency Birmingham is asking people to dig deep and purchase the children’s wishes or a bauble from its tree to help raise a total of £2,300. Guests will have the option of either purchasing baubles for £5 or £10 each from the hotel’s reception or purchasing the wishes at their individual values. They can also write their message or name on the tags of the wishes and baubles and each evening they will be hung on the wish tree in the lobby.

The replacement of the hotel’s Christmas tree with the ‘Wish Tree’ has meant £500 has already been saved and donated to the hospital.

Elizabeth Martin, director of events at Hyatt Regency Birmingham, says: “We are proud to show our support to the community and a charity so close to many of our hearts. The hospital has touched the lives of many and this year we want to make sure all the children have a magical Christmas. We hope guests will join in and help us become one step closer to granting each wish and supporting our chosen charity for the year.”

The ‘Wish Tree’ forms part of the hotel’s on-going support to the hospital and just last week, six staff members magically transformed the Haemoglobinopathy department into a scene from Frozen, where Elsa and Princess Anna were also on hand to welcome the children.

Vikki Calcutt, deputy director of fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, adds: “We are so grateful to Hyatt’s on-going support and for bringing some Christmas cheer to our wards. The ‘Wish Tree’ will warm the hearts of the children here and we hope the community join in as every penny donated goes a long way to put a smile on the children’s faces.”

Several events have been held at Hyatt Regency Birmingham to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital this year, including The Hyatt High Tea Fashion Show and the launch of its new bistro pub, The Gentleman & Scholar, which has so far raised over £800.

To add to the festivity, last Friday, 28 November, staff from Hyatt Regency Birmingham supplied the catering for staff and guests at Birmingham Children’s Hospital during its light switch on.