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Stefan Barca presenting Who killed Bambi in front of the Jury[33]

March 6, 2015
Food & Beverage, Our People

Hyatt Chef to Compete in International Grand Final for Young Chef Competition

Stefan Barca at the Eastern Europe Young Chef Competition Semi-Finals

Stefan Barca at the Eastern Europe Young Chef Competition Semi-Finals

Look out world! Stefan Barca, chef de partie at Hyatt Regency Belgrade’s Metropolitan Grill, will advance to the grand final in the 2015 S. Pellegrino Young Chef Competition. The S. Pellegrino contest seeks out the best new culinary talent from around the world, with the top twenty finalists convening in Milan, Italy for a final showdown in June.

In order to advance to the grand final, each chef had to first earn top honors in their respective regional competitions. Chef Barca was able to win over the Eastern Europe regional competition thanks to his unique venison concoction titled: “Who Killed Bambi.” The dish was judged by renowned chefs Jiří Štift, Jerzy Pasikowski and Florin Dumitrescu, who used five criteria when evaluating each dish: ingredients, skill, genius, beauty and message.

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March 4, 2015
Our People

Building a Culture Around Exceptional People

For the second year in a row, I’m thrilled to say that Hyatt has been named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” 2015 list in the U.S ranking #78! This recognition is a testament to the people who bring Hyatt’s, many brands to life through our strong familial culture. And as you might expect, we are honored to receive this recognition, through one of the most prestigious workplace awards a company can earn.

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March 4, 2015
Hyatt Leaders, Memorable Moments, Our People

#SheInspiresMe Series: Susan Santiago

March is officially here, which means it is officially Women’s History Month. It also means that International Women’s Day (which takes place on March 8) is right around the corner. We are thrilled to celebrate the success and achievements of women all around the world throughout this very special month, especially those women that inspire us right here at Hyatt.

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March 2, 2015
Hotel Openings & Development, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva

The Grand Opening of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Last week, we celebrated the grand opening of the beautiful Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta! The most spectacular moments happened throughout the evening, including live performances, an unforgettable firework show and Authentic Mexican cuisine.

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February 19, 2015
Memorable Moments

Spreading the Love #InAHyattWorld

Valentine's Day decorations

Valentine’s Day decorations filled the Omaha-based Global Control Room.

Love is in the air, especially in our Global Control Room. This past weekend, the Hyatt social team embraced the Valentine’s Day spirit and surprised more than 50 unsuspecting guests with gifts ranging from gift cards to champagne, and even one or two luxurious massages. (If you couldn’t tell by now, there are few things the social team loves more than surprising our guests.)

A team of 15 social love bugs worked around the clock to “surprise and delight” our guests, drawing inspiration from the love-inspired decorations surrounding the Control Room walls. Decorations included Valentine’s Day knick-knacks of every shape and size, not to mention the fact that each team member rocked matching t-shirts with giant hearts.

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5 Star Forbes

February 18, 2015
Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Has FIVE New Reasons to Celebrate!

Our Park Hyatt Aviara colleagues have five new reasons to celebrate, and it includes five exciting stars from Forbes for the publication’s Travel Guide Five-Star rating award. As a global honor and recognition, the Forbes Travel Guide (formally known as Mobil Travel Guide), is considered one of the highest global hospitality ratings in the world. Park Hyatt Aviara was selected for its highly personalized service, quality amenities and ability to create enriching and truly memorable experiences for guests.

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February 17, 2015
Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva

Go #HyattAllIn for the Chance to Win

With winter in full swing and spring break just around the corner, we’re launching #HyattAllIn, a social sweepstakes introducing our new all inclusive brands, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva.

Through March 10, we invite you to watch this two-minute YouTube video and share it on Twitter using #HyattAllIn and #HZEntry for the opportunity to win a stay at one of four Hyatt all inclusive resorts of your choice: Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall or Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall! Plus, three winners and their guests will receive 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles.

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February 16, 2015
Food & Beverage, Our People

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Hyatt Brings in the Year of the Sheep

This Thursday, people around the world will gather together to celebrate one of the year’s biggest holidays: Chinese New Year. Last year, we shared with you our list of the top ten items we learned about this annual celebration, which included the symbolic importance of firecrackers and decorations such as red lanterns and blooming plants. In an effort to educate ourselves even further, we asked a few of our hotels to share with us their favorite part of Chinese New Year, and how they plan on celebrating this year—the Year of the Sheep.

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