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Allison Mack

Allison Mack

corporate communications

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.

Around the World

April 10, 2015
Hyatt Leaders, Our People

Words of Inspiration from Around the World: Part Three

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked female general managers from around the world to share with us the secrets of their success. Every Friday we have shared with you special insights from a handful of these incredible leaders, with a different theme for each week.

For our final post, we asked the general managers: “What advice would you give to young professionals looking to advance in the hospitality industry?” Read on to discover their sage recommendations, and make sure to share with us your own career advice.

 

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Around the World

March 20, 2015
Hyatt Leaders, Our People

Words of Inspiration from Around the World: Part Two

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked female general managers from around the world to share with us the secrets of their success. Every Friday we will share with you special insights from a handful of these incredible leaders, with a different theme for each week.

For our second post, we asked the general managers: “Why did you decide to become a general manager?” Read on to discover their diverse replies, and let us know what led you on your own career path.

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Around the World

March 13, 2015
Hyatt Leaders, Our People

Words of Inspiration from Around the World: Part One

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked a few of our female general managers from around the world to share with us the secrets of their success. Every Friday this month we will share with you special insights from a handful of these incredible leaders, with a different theme for each week.

For our first post, we asked the general managers: “What or who inspires you?” Read on to discover their motivational answers, and let us know about the inspirational figures in your own life.

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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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February 19, 2015
Memorable Moments

Spreading the Love #InAHyattWorld

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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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