CHICAGO (April 5, 2023) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the unveiling of Together by Hyatt’s new Event Experience Guides designed to provide all information a meeting planner needs in one place. Planners will now have an interactive, easy-to-navigate online platform with resources such as menus, sustainability practices, wellbeing experience options, event spaces, guest room type details and more. The visually led Event Experience Guides allow for a flexible and seamless process for meeting and event planners, so they can focus on delivering exceptional events for attendees.
“The Event Experience Guide is an evolution of our meeting and event philosophy Together by Hyatt, which truly reimagined the meeting experience for our group customers. It invites planners to easily explore our suite of tools and inspiration on their own terms,” said Jack Horne, global head of sales and revenue, Hyatt. “We reached a milestone in our recovery with group rooms revenue fully recovered to 2019 levels in the fourth quarter with rates 15 percent above 2019, a testament to our customers prioritizing in-person interaction and connection. Looking ahead, as of year-end, group room revenue for the full year of 2023 was pacing 21 percent ahead of last year for Americas full-service management with record lead volumes in January, higher than any month last year.”
The new Event Experience Guides offer customized property-specific planning resources including:
“We aspire to be the hospitality brand of creativity, flexibility and care, and our Event Experience Guides are created with the intention of simplifying event planning and execution by making information accessible in one convenient location, ensuring our meeting planners and attendees feel that they are at the center and in booking with us, their event will exceed expectations,” said Steve Enselein, senior vice president, events, Hyatt. “Inspired by Hyatt’s World of Care platform, planners will learn about how they can work with a hotel to make their event more sustainable. We look forward to helping planners incorporate their sustainability vision and goals into their events.”
Event Experience Guides are available at select U.S. properties as of March 31, 2023, including Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Andaz, Park Hyatt, Thompson Hotels and Hyatt Centric branded properties. By July 2023, they are expected to roll out to JdV by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt, Alila and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt branded properties in the U.S. Hyatt hotels in Europe, Africa and Middle East and Asia Pacific are anticipated to be updated by the end of the year and Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties in 2024.
In order to access our Event Experience Guides, please reach out to the property events team at your hotel of interest. To learn more about Together by Hyatt and current offers, please visit hyatt.com/events.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of December 31, 2022, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,250 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 75 countries across six continents. The Company's offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt®; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt®, and JdV by Hyatt®; and the Inclusive Collection, including Hyatt Ziva®, Hyatt Zilara®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Hyatt Vivid Hotels & Resorts, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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