Hyatt was founded in 1957 with the purchase of Hyatt House motel situated next to the LA International airport by the founder Jay Pritzker.
The Pritzker brothers Jay and Donald worked together to grow the company into a hotel ownership and management company in North America. The Hyatt had then become the fastest growing hotel chain in the United States and is a leading global brand name.
Hyatt offers several types of lodging options with its brands strategically placed in different locations to reap maximum benefits as well as cater to as many guests as possible. Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, and Hyatt Centric are majorly luxury hotels while Hyatt Zilara and Ziva are all inclusive resorts. To cater to families and for extended stays, Hyatt offers the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands. The Hyatt Gold Passport is their signature membership and rewards programme which offers promotions and discounts to its members. Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Mumbai, Colombo, Kathmandu and Seoul are some of its notable properties outside of the US. The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong was in fact the first property of this hotel chain to open outside of the US.
Their commitment to service can be gauged by their slogan “We care for people so they can be their best”. No wonder the Hyatt was ranked as the 47th best US company to work for by the Fortune magazine in 2016. They were awarded 100% in HRC Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for 8 years consecutively, adding another feather to their cap. The current Executive Chairman of the company is Thomas J. Pritzker, son of the founder Jay Pritzker. It is a publically listed company and trades on the NYSE.