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THREE HYATT HOTELS IN CHICAGO RECOGNIZED BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE’S “CHICAGO’S TOP WORKPLACES 2011” POLL

CHICAGO (November 22, 2011) — Hyatt announced today that Hyatt Regency O’Hare was named the #2 midsize company to work for in the Chicagoland metro area, according to Chicago Tribune’s “Chicago’s Top Workplaces 2011” poll of employees of almost 200 companies. Associates at Hyatt Regency O’Hare credited the hotel as having a dynamic, supportive and inclusive culture, and being tops for career advancement.

Also recognized on “Chicago’s Top Workplaces 2011” list for attaining results demonstrating the qualities of a top workplace are Hyatt Regency Chicago and Park Hyatt Chicago.

The hundreds of associates surveyed in the poll praised these three Hyatt hotels in Chicago for their excellent pay and benefits, positive management and career advancement opportunities, and favorable working conditions.

David Jacobs, General Manager of Hyatt Regency O’Hare, praised the hotel’s associates for making Hyatt Regency O’Hare a wonderful place to work. “Our associates are committed to providing outstanding service and genuinely care about the customer. The hotel team feels like my second family,” said Jacobs.

Hyatt provides industry-leading wage and benefits packages, including health care coverage and generous retirement contributions. Additionally, Hyatt associates receive perks such as free or subsidized meals during their work day, as well as discounted or free stays at Hyatt hotels throughout the world.

Media from Chicago to California have included Hyatt hotels on their Best Places to Work lists. The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and experience.com have named Hyatt as a desired employer for recent graduates and young professionals. AARP named Hyatt as a top employer for older Americans, and CareerBliss recently named Hyatt the happiest hotel company.

Hyatt is continually recognized as a leader in promoting and nurturing a diverse workforce. It has been honored by numerous respected third-party organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, Hispanic Business magazine and the NAACP, for its hiring of GLBT, Hispanic and African-American employees.

About Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Hyatt Regency O'Hare, located at 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, is a world-class convention destination located in the ever-growing community of Rosemont, Illinois. Opened in 1971 with an iconic design by John Portman & Associates, the property recently underwent a $64 million transformation and features 1,100 stunningly renovated guest rooms and suites featuring 37” flat-screen LCD televisions, iHome clock radio docking stations, a stylish and energy saving in-room lighting concept, and the Hyatt Grand Bed. Meeting and event spaces, totaling 110,000 square feet, and afford convenient access to the sites, scenes and business districts of downtown Chicago. Generous recreational facilities include the state-of-the-art Stay Fit gym, while on-site dining venues include O'H American Grill, Red Bar, and Lobby Bar. The hotel's proximity includes skywalk convenience to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and five-minute shuttle access to O'Hare International Airport. For more information call 847 696 1234 or visit www.hyattregencyohare.com.

About Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago, the largest hotel in the Midwest and Hyatt property in the world, features 2,019 guestrooms, 228,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and six restaurants and lounges.  The hotel is located at 151 East Wacker Drive, along Chicago’s Riverwalk in the heart of downtown.  Hyatt Regency Chicago borders the Magnificent Mile and is only blocks away from Chicago’s premier theatre, cultural, shopping and dining districts.  For reservations, visit www.chicagohyatt.com or call 800.233.1234.

About Park Hyatt Chicago

Epitomizing modern luxury, Park Hyatt Chicago is a seamless blend of warmth and innovation in a sophisticated urban atmosphere. With a premier presence on North Michigan Avenue, Park Hyatt Chicago boasts spectacular cityscape and Lake Michigan views. A collection of original contemporary art is displayed throughout, expressing the vitality and personality of the city. For more information, or reservations, please call 312 335 1234 or visit www.parkchicago.hyatt.com.

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For further information:

Noreen Heron Zautcke/Kate Hughes
(773) 969-5200
khughes@heronpr.com


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