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July 21, 2014
Hotel Openings & Development

Students Compete to Redesign the Historic Hotel du Louvre

Exciting news from Paris!

Our colleagues at the Hotel du Louvre - Paris, a Hyatt Hotel have teamed up with École Camondo - the Parisian product design and interior architecture school – to restore the iconic hotel back to its original grandeur. The theme chosen for the school’s fourth year student projects was hotels, which gave Hyatt with a rare opportunity to collaborate with 53 final year students on a unique design project.

Over the course of twelve weeks, the students came up with their concepts and produced detailed plans for a refurbishment of numerous areas, including the hotel’s lobby, restaurant and bathrooms. This was no straightforward task! The students had to develop fresh ideas to create a timeless, refined and contemporary atmosphere for the hotel, while also highlighting the historical beauty of the structure and respecting its iconic Parisian features. Every last detail was considered from room layout to furnishings to materials to define the look and feel.

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July 17, 2014
Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Redefines Personal Luxury with #MYLUXLIST

Luxury is a collection of simple pleasures to uncommon indulgences, particular to each and every one one of us. For Park Hyatt, luxury is personal. Whether it’s breathtaking sunsets at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, Vitamin C with a little TLC, the Onyx Room at Park Hyatt New York, or one-of-a-kind artwork, every experience is unique in its own way.

The Park Hyatt brand is now inviting guests, travelers, and food and wine enthusiasts to create and share their own Luxury Lists on their favorite social media sites (especially Instagram), using #MYLUXLIST. Users will find themselves on a journey of discovery through rare and intimate experiences. To explore the Luxury List site, please visit

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July 15, 2014
Hyatt Leaders, Our People

Social is Simply What We Do (and We’re Just Getting Started)

I just returned from New York, a city I love for its constant inspiration, where I had the good fortune of attending the Travel + Leisure celebration for all the incredible 2014 SMITTY Award winners. We’re thrilled to be included in that group for Best Customer Service, and I had time to talk with colleagues who have so much social passion. What struck me was for Hyatt, one thing always rings true: We’re at our best when social is simply an extension of how we care for you – our guests.

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July 11, 2014
Our People

7 Things You Didn’t Know About @HyattConcierge

As a global company, we’re committed to listening with empathy and evolving the guest experience based on what we’re hearing. And that approach isn’t something that’s just inside our hotel walls. That’s one of the reasons Hyatt recently earned a Social Media in Travel + Tourism (SMITTY) Award for Best Customer Service. We’re humbled and incredibly thankful for our team of social service stars – a group we affectionally call “The Control Room” – who’re truly committed to using digital channels to listen to and build meaningful connections with guests. We believe that’s the difference.

@HyattConcierge, the 24/7 Twitter account meant to connect with travelers worldwide, is one of the critical forces behind Hyatt’s social service. Here are a few things I bet you didn’t know about it.

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July 10, 2014
Hyatt Thrive, Our People

Thrive Thursday: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words at Hyatt Regency Gurgaon

“Behind every picture, there is always a compelling story,” explained Federico Mantoani, general manager of Hyatt Regency Gurgaon. It is the compelling story behind the picture seen above that won Hyatt Regency Gurgaon the 2014 Global Month of Community Service photo contest that was held for our hotels around the world this past April.

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July 8, 2014
Art & Design, Food & Beverage, Hotel Openings & Development, Park Hyatt

When In Rome…Well Actually, When In Vienna!

Grüß Gott.

That may be one of the only German phrases I learned and could pronounce during my time in Vienna, but boy, was it an important one! It has several meanings, all which are used as a casual, friendly greeting to other Austrian locals. It certainly came in handy for the past five days.

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July 4, 2014
Memorable Moments

Happy Independence Day!

For readers here in the U.S., we wish you a happy Independence Day! Whether you’re watching fireworks from Hyatt Regency San Francisco‘s exciting waterfront, a guest room view from Hyatt Regency McCormick Place of Chicago’s Navy Pier, the Made in the USA Suite at Park Hyatt Washington, the River Deck at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront or a fabulous barbecue somewhere, we hope you enjoy some relaxation in the company of family and friends.


Fourth of July

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July 3, 2014
Everything Else

Fresh From the Market

Summer here in Chicago means warmer weather and spending as much time outdoors as possible. A summer mindset has put me in the mood to celebrate those Hyatt hotels that host farmers markets. I personally love that markets provide an abundance of delicious and healthy choices in fresh produce. Better yet: there are many unique things found at farmers markets that represent the local culture. When I spoke with our colleagues, here’s what they said are the benefits of their farmers markets for guests, colleagues, and the local community.

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