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The Chicago Tribune Names Hyatt One of the “Top 100 Workplaces” in its Hometown

“Our colleagues are the core of what makes Hyatt a great place to work and, in turn, a preferred place for our guests to stay," said Doug Patrick, Hyatt’s senior vice president of human resources for the Americas.

CHICAGO (November 13, 2015) – Hyatt today announced that the Chicago Tribune has ranked Hyatt and its Chicagoland hotels as the number seven workplace in Chicago in the large company (1,000 or more employees) category. This is the fourth year that the Chicago-based company ranked in the top 25 on the “Top 100 Workplaces” list of large companies in the Chicagoland area. Individual Chicago-area Hyatt hotels have been recognized in past years in the midsize and small categories for being a top employer, but this is the fourth year that all Hyatt locations are being collectively recognized by the Chicago Tribune.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.

Hyatt is very proud of this achievement, which was a direct result of Hyatt colleagues sharing their workplace experience in a survey the Chicago Tribune coordinated. In the survey findings, Hyatt colleagues commented on Hyatt’s strong values and ethics, positive and supportive management team, clear communications they receive, quality job training, and excellent pay and benefits.

“We continue to enhance and strengthen our culture by inspiring and building true connections with our colleagues,” said Doug Patrick, Hyatt’s senior vice president of human resources for the Americas. “Our colleagues are the core of what makes Hyatt a great place to work and, in turn, a preferred place for our guests to stay. Their wellbeing is paramount to the success of our business because, quite simply our business is all about people.”

In addition to Hyatt’s corporate office, Hyatt hotels included in the honor this year are Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Park Hyatt Chicago, The Hyatt Lodge, Hyatt Place Chicago/Hoffman Estates, Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca, and Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook.

Strong Record of Workplace Recognition

Hyatt hotels consistently are recognized as leaders in promoting a nurturing, positive and diverse workplace environment. Hyatt has received some of the most prestigious workplace distinctions in recent years, including:

  • FORTUNE named Hyatt to its 2015 “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list in the U.S. for the second consecutive year, based significantly on the results of a Hyatt associate survey.
  • Great Place to Work named Hyatt to its inaugural “100 Best Workplaces for Women” and “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity” lists in the U.S., based on survey results that indicate the company is an organization where women can thrive and where inclusiveness is a top priority.
  • Glassdoor named Hyatt to its “Top 50 Best Places to Work” list in 2014, based on reviews by Hyatt associates.
  • Gallup named Hyatt a 2015 Gallup Great Workplace for its success in creating an engaged workplace culture for the third consecutive year. 
  • The Human Rights Campaign named Hyatt as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” for the 11th consecutive year in 2015.
  • The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and have named Hyatt as a desired employer for recent graduates and young professionals. AARP has named Hyatt a top employer for older Americans.
  • HispanicBusiness Magazine and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognized Hyatt for its hiring of Hispanic and African-American associates.

Showing Hospitality to Our Colleagues

In addition to a culture of mutual respect, intellectual honesty, integrity, innovation and creativity, Hyatt hotels offer benefits for their associates inspired by the hospitality they show to guests, including:

  • Complimentary and discounted stays at Hyatt hotels around the world
  • Free or subsidized meals during work hours served in associate dining rooms
  • A wide variety of wellness programs and fitness activities, like yoga, Zumba, and kickboxing classes, at hotels to help associates stay energized and healthy
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Competitive wage and benefits package with paid holidays and vacation

For more information on careers at Hyatt, please visit, or connect with Hyatt Careers on Facebook and Twitter. A dedicated Veterans job site is also available at

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of September 30, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 627 properties in 52 countries. For more information, please visit

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