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Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Traded as NYSE: H
Industry Hospitality
Headquarters Hyatt Center
Chicago, Illinois,
United States
Key people
Thomas J. Pritzker[1]
(Executive chairman)
Mark S. Hoplamazian[1]
(President and CEO)
Products Hotels, Resorts
  • Park Hyatt
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Andaz
  • Hyatt Centric
  • Unbound Collection
  • Hyatt Place
  • Hyatt House
  • Ziva
  • Zilara
  • Residence Club
Revenue $4.4 Billion [2]
Number of employees
96,627 (2015)[2]
Hyatt Center, headquarters of Hyatt Hotels
Hyatt Regency in Hong Kong (left)
The Hyatt Regency Hotel was built in 1957 and is located at 2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The hotel was designed by Richard F. Humble, a follower of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is an American multinational owner, operator, and franchiser of hotels, resorts, and vacation properties. The Hyatt Corporation came into being upon purchase of the Hyatt House, at Los Angeles International Airport, on September 27, 1957. As of September 30, 2016, Hyatt has 679 properties in 54 countries.[3] In 2016, Fortune magazine listed Hyatt as the 47th-best U.S. company to work for.[2]


The original owners were entrepreneurs Hyatt Robert von Dehn and Jack Dyer Crouch; after a few years, Von Dehn sold his share in the hotel to entrepreneur Jay Pritzker. Jay's younger brother Donald Pritzker also took on an important role in the company.[4]

Over the following decade, acquisitions were made, and Hyatt became the fastest-growing hotel chain in the United States. Donald died in 1972; Jay continued to run the company.[5]

In 1969, Hyatt opened its first hotel outside the United States, the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong.[6] In 1980 the Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands were introduced. Hyatt runs resort hotels, starting with the Hyatt Regency Maui in 1980.[7] As of 30 November 2015 Hyatt had over 627 hotels worldwide.[8]

In 1972 Hyatt formed Elsinore Corporation, a subsidiary to operate the Four Queens Hotel and Casino and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino. After Hyatt became a private company in 1979, Elsinore was spun off as a public company. The company opened the Playboy Hotel and Casino as a joint venture with Playboy Enterprises.[9][10]

In June 2004, substantially all of the hospitality assets owned by Pritzker family business interests, including Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International Corporation, were consolidated under a single entity called Global Hyatt Corporation. On June 30, 2009, Global Hyatt Corporation changed its name to Hyatt Hotels Corporation.[11]

In December 2004 Hyatt Hotels Corporation acquired AmeriSuites, an upscale chain of all-suite business class hotels from affiliates of the Blackstone Group, a New York-based private equity investment firm. Blackstone had inherited AmeriSuites from its 2004 acquisition of Prime Hospitality. The AmeriSuites chain was rebranded and called Hyatt Place, a competitor to the limited-service products Marriott International's Courtyard by Marriott and Hilton Worldwide's Hilton Garden Inn.

In December 2005 Hyatt acquired limited service company Summerfield Suites from the Blackstone Group. Blackstone had inherited Summerfield Suites from its purchase of Wyndham International. According to a Hyatt press release, in January 2012 Hyatt Summerfield Suites were rebranded as Hyatt House to compete in the "upscale extended stay market" against Residence Inn, Homewood Suites and Staybridge Suites.[12]

In August 2009 it was reported that Hyatt Hotels Corporation filed plans to raise up to $1.15 billion in an initial share sale. That November Hyatt completed an initial public offering and began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol H.[13] According to the filing Mark S. Hoplamazian was to serve as CEO and Thomas Pritzker as Executive Chairman.[14] The public offering is a result of the acrimonious breakup of the Pritzker family empire. Accused of looting family trusts, Thomas and cousins Penny and Nicholas took control of the family businesses when they and other family members were sued by cousin Liesel Pritzker, claiming fraud and seeking damages of over US$6 billion.[15]

As of 31 December 2014 Hyatt Corporation's worldwide portfolio consisted of 587 properties.[16] On September 1, 2011, Hyatt acquired Hotel Sierra, which has 18 properties in 10 states. Along with Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels, several of these properties were rebranded as Hyatt house in January 2012.[17]

Hyatt Hotels Corporation operates several chains. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) awarded the company 100% in the HRC Equality Index for eight consecutive years.[18] The Hyatt Regency brand is the oldest brand in the company, with the Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands being introduced in 1980. Some of these are styled as "resort" properties, and may have spas or other recreational facilities. Other brands include Hyatt Place, designed as a limited service offering for business travelers. An extended stay chain, Summerfield Suites, was acquired by Hyatt in 2005, and was renamed Hyatt House in January 2012. Hyatt launched the Andaz brand in April 2007.[19] The first Andaz hotel was the Great Eastern Hotel in London, followed by hotels in San Diego, West Hollywood, Shanghai[20] and New York City (Andaz Wall Street & Andaz 5th Avenue).

On November 2013 Hyatt introduced their first all-inclusive resort brands, Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. As of 2015, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara offer all inclusive accommodations in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

On October 28, 2015, Hyatt announced that they were in advanced talks to acquire Starwood Hotels in the coming weeks in a cash and stock transaction. The transaction was not completed, and Starwood was acquired by Marriott International instead.

On November 14, 2016, Hyatt and Bahria Town Group signed an agreement for construction of four properties in Pakistan, combined worth US$600 million.[21] Properties include the Grand Hyatt Golf Resort on Murree Expressway in Islamabad, Hyatt Regency Golf Resort in Bahria Town Karachi, Hyatt Regency in Lahore, and Hyatt Regency in Bahria Town Rawalpindi.[22] The Hyatt Regency Karachi will feature Pakistan’s first night-lit 36-hole golf.[22]

Full-service lodging

Select-service lodging

Extended-stay lodging

All-inclusive resorts


Notable properties

World events





Loyalty program

Hyatt operates a loyalty program called Hyatt Gold Passport.

See also


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  2. 1 2 3 "100 Best Companies to Work For - Fortune". Fortune.
  4. Tritsch, Shane (2007-06-21). "Tremors in the Empire - Chicago magazine - December 2002 - Chicago". Retrieved 2012-10-30.
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  6. "New World Development". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  7. "Hawaii Island Resort -Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa".
  8. "About Hyatt". 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  9. "Elsinore Corporation". The Gale Group, Inc. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  10. Knightly, Arnold M. (2009-08-04). "Gaming pioneer Jeanne Hood dies". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  11. Hyatt Hotels Corporation 2010 annual report, Part 1, Item 1, page 3
  12. "Hyatt Officially Welcomes Hyatt House to the Neighborhood". Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  13. "Hyatt Hotels Corporation Prices Initial Public Offering". Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  14. Nadja Brandt (August 6, 2009). "Hyatt to Raise Up to $1.15 Billion in Share Sale". BloombergLPcom.
  15. Andrews, Suzanna. "Shattered Dynasty". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  16. "About Hyatt". 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  17. "Hotel Sierra Joins Hyatt". 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  18. "Our Brands". Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  19. Hyatt Hotels Corporation Announces Andaz(TM)
  20. "Boutique 5 Star Hotels in Shanghai , China丨Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai丨Hyatt".
  21. "Bahria Town in deal to build Hyatt hotels - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  22. 1 2 "Bahria Town, Hyatt Hotels sign landmark accord". Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  23. "Park Hyatt Hotels".
  24. "Andaz Hotels by Hyatt".
  25. "Grand Hyatt Hotels".
  26. "Hyatt Regency Hotels".
  27. "Hyatt Hotels".
  28. "Hyatt Centric Hotels".
  29. "Hyatt House Hotels".
  30. "Hyatt All Inclusive Resorts".
  31. "Hyatt Residence Club".
  32. "Fall and rise of Lafayette Place mall - Opinion - The Boston Globe".
  34. San Francisco Regency – Sold
  35. "2002 Commonwealth Heads of Government".
  36. Jaquetta White, The Times-Picayune. "Hyatt Regency will reopen in October, 6 years after Hurricane Katrina". Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  37. "Hyatt will go hi-tech for world chess title match as 20,000 are set to Watch Games On Giant Screens". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. 28 May 2013.
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