CHICAGO (April 17, 2013) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) honored the top owners and developers of its hotels at its global owners’ conference in Orlando, Fla. Hyatt’s Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors Tom Pritzker and President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hoplamazian presented awards to 10 companies.
“We are privileged to have a strong network of owner relationships around the world,” said Hoplamazian. “All of the companies recognized this year have proven to be valued collaborators with a strong history of quality projects. We thank them for their contribution to our company and for their support for our brands, and look forward to continuing to grow together with them in ways that create mutual value.”
Hyatt presented the following awards for excellence in hotel development and management:
The Strategic Partner award recognizes a company for its strong culture, performance and operating philosophies, which have resulted in a long-term, multi-brand relationship with Hyatt. Three companies received the 2013 Strategic Partner award:
The Developer of the Year award recognizes a company for its hotel development in strategic locations and construction quality and efficiency. Two companies received the 2013 Developer of the Year award:
The Best Project award recognizes notable hotel openings in strategic locations. Three hotels were named the 2013 Best Project:
The Best Conversion award recognizes a company for reconfiguring and transforming an existing property and converting it to a Hyatt-branded hotel.
The Renovation Excellence award recognizes a company for reconfiguring and transforming a Hyatt-branded hotel.
“Hyatt works with some of the most respected hotel owners and developers in the world,” said Jim Chu, senior vice president, franchise and owner relations for Hyatt. “We look forward to continuing the momentum with our owners and developers to strengthen our representation in the full service, select service and extended stay segments in the United States and around the world.”
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 manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of December 31, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 500 properties in 46 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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