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May 23, 2012
Art & Design

Architecture & Innovation: It’s In Our DNA

Architecture and innovation is certainly in Hyatt’s DNA, from helping create the modern atrium-style hotel concept with Hyatt Regency Atlanta in 1967 to recently opening Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, which leans a record-breaking 18 degrees. We have a passion for making memorable public spaces and powerful experiences for our guests and local communities.

Come with us to China tomorrow for the 2012 Beijing Architecture Forum, a unique gathering of many of the world’s most recognized architects, academics and future leaders in architecture to collaborate and debate a wide range of topics with a focus on urban harmony. Coinciding with the “Pritzker Architecture Prize” – often called “the Nobel Prize of architecture” – the conference will be co-hosted by the Beijing Municipal People’s Government and the Hyatt Foundation; and jointly organized by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Tsinghua University. We’re honored to host such esteemed Pritzker Prize laureates including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, and the 2012 recipient Wang Shu.

Our Executive Chairman, Tom Pritzker, and President and CEO, Mark Hoplamazian, share what the Beijing Architecture Forum is all about:

There couldn’t be a better place for the forum this year than China. The country has a long tradition of innovation, architecture and design, and it’s taken the global spotlight recently with many of its world-class iconic buildings. Plus, with 19 hotels currently operating under the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency brands, and more than 30 sites under development, China plays a central role in Hyatt’s growth strategy.

Since the first Hyatt hotel opened in Greater China in 1969, we’ve earned a reputation for innovation and quality across the region. We’re especially looking forward to introducing Hyatt Place and HYATT house, select service brands with smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary environments, to meet the needs of the growing numbers of Chinese consumers.

Check back to Keyed into Hyatt this Friday for photos of some of our favorite atrium-style Hyatt hotels!

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi opened in December 2011, located in the iconic Capital Gate building, which leans a record-breaking 18 degrees.

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi opened in December 2011, located in the iconic Capital Gate building, which leans a record-breaking 18 degrees.

Hyatt made its mark on the hospitality industry in 1967 with the opening of Hyatt Regency Atlanta, a 23-story John Portman-designed atrium hotel.

Hyatt made its mark on the hospitality industry in 1967 with the opening of Hyatt Regency Atlanta, a 23-story John Portman-designed atrium hotel.

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