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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.

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June 22, 2015
Hyatt Thrive, Our People

Connecting With the Community #InAHyattWorld

Our communities are an extension of our hotels—an integral part of the Hyatt family. Across the globe, Hyatt teams continually do what they can to make a positive impact on the places where our colleagues live and work, our guests visit and our owners invest.

This is the first piece in a three-part series showcasing the exciting ways in which our hotels are connecting with their local communities to make the world a better place. Read on to discover how four of our EAME hotels are going out of their way to care for the Hyatt family.

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Around the World

May 12, 2015
Our People

Around the World: Hyatt Concierges

Each member of the Hyatt family plays a vital part in our success. This month we’re featuring some of our most vibrant and connected teammates: Hyatt’s concierges. These savvy individuals are oftentimes the face of our hotels, playing a fundamental role in the creation of a positive guest experience.

We asked our concierges around the world to share with us some of their most memorable guest interactions, along with insider tips and fun facts about their role. Read on to discover their fascinating insights.

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May 4, 2015
Food & Beverage, Our People

The Good Taste Series Makes a Triumphant Return

TGTS_Award_2014It’s time to start your ovens because The Good Taste Series regional cook-offs have begun!

Back for a second year in a row, The Good Taste Series is making a triumphant return throughout the Americas. From now through July 1, the regional cook-offs will produce 12 culinarians that will travel and compete in the final event later this year.

For 2015, chefs competing in the regional competitions will be judged on two plates: Plate A will align with Hyatt’s Sustainable Seafood philosophy, and the ingredients used to prepare the dish must be locally-influenced. The second plate, Plate B, must be a vegan option and qualify as a healthy menu option. Each contestant will serve and explain their dishes to a judging panel.

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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

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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