World Of Hyatt
Hyatt's journey to prominence in the hospitality industry began in 1957 when its founder, Jay Pritzker, purchased the Hyatt House motel near the Los Angeles International Airport. Over the next decade, Jay and his brother Donald Pritzker transformed this small business into a renowned North American hotel management and ownership company, which was publicly listed in 1962. The expansion didn't stop there; Hyatt International was launched in 1968, eventually becoming a separate public entity. The Pritzker family decided to privatize Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International Corporation in 1979 and 1982 respectively. By the end of 2004, all hospitality assets owned by the Pritzker family, including both Hyatt entities, were amalgamated to form what is now known as Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
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A Closer Look
In the world of hospitality, few names are as renowned as Hyatt. The story of this global giant began in 1957 when Jay Pritzker purchased a small motor lodge near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) known as the Hyatt House. Little did he know that this modest motel was the seed from which one of the world's most distinguished hotel chains would grow.
Jay, along with his brother Donald Pritzker and other family business interests, worked tirelessly over the next decade to transform Hyatt into a leading North American management and hotel ownership company. Their efforts bore fruit in 1962 when Hyatt became a public company.
Six years later, Hyatt spread its wings internationally with the formation of Hyatt International, which subsequently became a separate public entity. Both Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International were eventually taken private by the Pritzker family in 1979 and 1982, respectively. By the end of 2004, the majority of the Pritzker family's hospitality assets, including both Hyatt corporations, were consolidated under a single entity - Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Over the years, Hyatt has achieved numerous milestones. In 1967, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta opened its doors as the first Hyatt Regency property, stunning guests with its dramatic 22-story atrium lobby. This groundbreaking design not only spawned many imitators but also cemented Hyatt's reputation as a leader in global hospitality.
Hyatt's international expansion began in earnest in 1969 with the opening of the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong. Always at the forefront of customer service, Hyatt set up a dedicated toll-free number and central reservations office in Omaha, Nebraska in 1972.
The 1980s brought more iconic brands into Hyatt's portfolio with the launch of Grand Hyatt New York and Park Hyatt Chicago. Recognizing the importance of rewarding guest loyalty, Hyatt introduced the Hyatt Gold Passport program in 1987.
Hyatt continued to innovate and expand into the 1990s and beyond. In 1995, it ventured into the vacation ownership market with the opening of
Hyatt Sunset Harbor in Key West, Florida. The company further diversified its offerings in 2006 with the introduction of the Hyatt Place brand in Lombard, Illinois, and the acquisition of Summerfield Suites, marking its entry into the extended stay market.
In 2007, Hyatt added another feather to its cap with the debut of the stylish Andaz brand on Liverpool Street in London. Two years later, Hyatt went public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "H".
Hyatt's commitment to corporate responsibility was manifested in 2011 with the launch of Hyatt Thrive, its global corporate responsibility platform. A year later, Hyatt Summerfield Suites was rebranded as Hyatt House, reflecting the company's continuous evolution.
2013 marked Hyatt's venture into the all-inclusive resorts segment with the introduction of the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara brands in Mexico. The company continued to enrich its brand portfolio with the launch of the Hyatt Centric brand in 2015, offering chic lodgings in prime city locations.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, introduced in 2016, further broadened the range of experiences available to guests. In 2017, Hyatt launched the World of Hyatt loyalty program and acquired the Miraval brand, marking its entry into the wellbeing space.
Hyatt's growth trajectory continued upward in 2018 with the launch of the World of Hyatt Credit Card and the acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, adding several new brands to its portfolio. The following year, Hyatt announced two new hotel brands, Caption by Hyatt and UrCove, catering to lifestyle travelers and China's growing upper-midscale market, respectively.
In 2020, Hyatt embarked on a global wellbeing collaboration with Headspace, a leader in mindfulness and meditation. That same year, Hyatt became the first hospitality brand to commit to Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, reinforcing its commitment to safety and cleanliness.
The most recent milestone in Hyatt's journey came in 2021 with the acquisition of Apple Leisure Group (ALG), a leading luxury resort-management services, travel, and hospitality group. This addition further expands Hyatt's impressive collection of hotels and resorts across multiple countries.
All Brands in the Hyatt Umbrella: Alila | Alua | Andaz | Breathless Resorts and Spas | Caption by Hyatt | Hyatt Centric | Destination by Hyatt | Dreams Resorts and Spas | Grand Hyatt | JDV by Hyatt | Hyatt House | Hyatt Place | Miraval by Hyatt | Park Hyatt | Hyatt Regency | Secrets Resorts and Spas | Sunscape Resorts and Spas | Thompson Hotels | The Unbound Collection by Hyatt | Hyatt Vivid | Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva | Zoetry Wellness and Spa Resorts
The Hyatt Privé program is available at Alila, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Jdv by Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Regency, Miraval, Park Hyatt, Thompson Hotels and the Unbound Collection brands.
At LuxRally Travel, we're proud to partner with Hyatt, a brand that shares our commitment to excellence, innovation, and unforgettable experiences. As we look forward to future travels, we're excited to see what new milestones Hyatt will achieve in its illustrious journey.