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Allison Mack

Allison Mack

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Allison joined Hyatt in 2014 as the Corporate Communications Coordinator. She has called Illinois her home for the past four years, but was born and raised in the dairy state aka Wisconsin (NOT California). The destinations at the top of her travel bucket list include: South Africa, Peru and Tahiti.

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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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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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February 3, 2015
Food & Beverage

A Taste of the Americas: Delicious Aguachile from Mexico

Prepare your taste buds, because this year we are launching a new “Taste Of” series on Keyed Into Hyatt. Each post will highlight a delicious recipe from one of our regions, with some background on why and how this dish has become a cultural staple.

Chef Alejandro's aguachile served by the water.

Chef Alejandro’s aguachile served by the water.

For our first post, we’re featuring a phenomenal recipe from Chef Alejandro Lopez at Hyatt Place La Pazaguachile. This traditional seafood dish can be found in the coastal areas of Mexico, and is comprised of raw shrimp or raw sashimi fish, which is cooked in lime and drenched in green salsa. The salsa is made of Serrano or jalapeño chilies, cucumber, coriander, olive oil and lime, and as Chef Alejandro describes, this recipe will “make your lips pucker and set your tongue on fire.” The addition of the chilies also helps to make the meal “unmistakably Mexican.”

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January 21, 2015
Food & Beverage

Voting Polls Now Open For Annual Canvas Artist Series Competition

canvas logoIt’s back! Last September, we announced the grand prize finalists for the annual Canvas Artist Series competition. Thanks to your help, Gemma Gene, Nina Palumbo, Micael Butial and Jordan Scott each received a $5,000 scholarship, as well as the opportunity to display their artwork on 2013 vintage bottles of Canvas Wine.

Now that the 2014 grapes are bottled, Hyatt and Folio Fine Wine Partners are ready to open up the competition once again – this time for your votes!

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Around the World

January 13, 2015
Our People

The Dawn of a New Year at Hyatt Hotels Around the World

Just as the sunrise marks the beginning of a new day, 2015 will mark the beginning of many new adventures at Hyatt hotels across the globe. We asked our hotels to share with us some of their favorite sunrise or sunset pictures, along with what they are most looking forward to in the year ahead. Read on to learn more about the exciting events taking place in 2015.


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December 31, 2014
Grand Hyatt

#LivingGrand for the Holidays with Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt hotels unlock the extraordinary in every moment, and that takes on a whole new meaning during the holidays. So how were Grand Hyatt hotels #LivingGrand this season? Check out the infographic below to discover the nuts and bolts of our amazing Grand Hyatt festivities.

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December 26, 2014
Our People

Santa Paws is Coming to Town

The holidays aren’t over yet! There were so many exciting activities happening at our hotels this year that we had to squeeze in one more story. As we’ve discussed before, the Hyatt family extends to our guests, our colleagues, our community—even to our four-legged friends. To celebrate those furry family members, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa held their fifth annual “Santa Paws” pet food drive, adoption and photo event.

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December 24, 2014
Food & Beverage

Taste the Holidays at Hyatt

Can you name one thing that brings us all together during the holiday season? Some people might say family or tradition, but we might argue that one item reigns supreme: food.

At Hyatt hotels around the world, our chefs are cooking up a culinary storm this holiday season. From gelatinous desserts to seafood specials, guests worldwide will find an array of holiday-inspired dishes. Read on to discover some of our favorite holiday recipes, and make sure to let us know when you give them a try in your own home.

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