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Stephanie Sheppard

Stephanie Sheppard

Corporate Communications

Stephanie joined Hyatt's corporate communications team in 2012. She's based in Chicago, which she calls the best city in the U.S. Besides her love of travel, her Hyatt colleagues' unique kindness keeps her enjoying her job every day. Stephanie's favorite travel experience was meandering around Paris with her best friend on a hunt for the best pain au chocolat in Paris, and she's sure the best is yet to come.

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September 16, 2014
Our People

Family Connections: Dynamic Sibling Relationship in Danang

When we talk with our colleagues, one of the things they tell us is that working at Hyatt feels like being a part of a global family of more than 90,000. That’s why we call it the Hyatt family. And in that family, some colleagues also have family of their own. Today, we celebrate a brother and sister working together in Danang, Vietnam.

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Wine Bottles

September 9, 2014
Food & Beverage, Hyatt Thrive

Wine Bottles in Hyatt Hotels Will Feature Work of Winning Art Students

We’re passionate supporters of education through Hyatt Thrive, our global corporate responsibility program. And with incredible food and beverage outlets around the world, wine is another natural passion of ours. Thankfully, now long-time friends Folio Wine Partners helped us meld the two again for the annual Canvas Artist Series contest that encourages art students to design the labels for the Canvas varietals served in Hyatt hotels and resorts in the U.S. And the winners are in!

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September 8, 2014
Travel Tips

Helpful German Phrases for Traveling

Traveling can be intimidating if you don’t speak the native language. So our colleagues from Grand Hyatt Berlin are here to help with some helpful common phrases in German that can help you explore with more ease.

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September 4, 2014
Food & Beverage, Hotel Openings & Development, Hyatt Leaders, Park Hyatt

A Dazzling Celebration for Park Hyatt New York

Last night I was one of 600 lucky guests to help Park Hyatt New York celebrate the opening of the Park Hyatt brand’s flagship location. What a way for me to experience the new hotel for the first time!

Park Hyatt New York champagne

The party offered all the Dom Perignon Champagne in the city. Quite literally.

The entire evening could only be described as a dazzling experience. Bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, trays of Petrossian caviar, layers upon layers of cakes, uni toast, freshly carved charcuterie, and so many other decadent treats filled the room, along with plenty of partygoers among whom were the hotel’s partners including Sotheby’s, MoMA, Carnegie Hall, Extell Development Company, as well as media and fashion, art and society influencers. And what’s a party without the perfect music? DJ Hannah Bronfman created a pulsing energy for a full-on sensory experience.

Park Hyatt New York Onyx Room

The Onyx Room wall lights offered an extra boost of energy when timed with music.

Undoubtedly, one of the most impressive moments was watching the hotel’s soaring Onyx Room walls light up in dazzling fashion to “oohs” and “ahhs” from attendees.

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Hyatt ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 29, 2014
Hyatt Leaders, Hyatt Thrive, Our People

The Hyatt Family Comes Together to #StrikeOutALS

We know, we know. You’ve seen so many ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos. But did you know that the ALS Association has received donations from the ice bucket challenge totaling more than $88.5 million?

It’s incredibly impressive to see the awareness and critical funding that the social phenomenon has raised for such a devastating disease that takes the lives of approximately two people per hundred thousand each year. Hyatt is proud to take part and donate in support of it. We are inspired to see such a simple action inspiring passion and connection worldwide.

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August 12, 2014
Art & Design, Hotel Openings & Development, Hyatt Regency

Hard Hat Needed: Sneak Preview of Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy

One of the best things about working for a global company full of passionate travelers is that – even for the times when you’re not traveling yourself – you can travel vicariously through your colleagues. And that’s exactly what I did when our social team member based in Zurich, Jennifer Kedinger, got to go behind the scenes for a hard hat tour of Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy, which is set to open this year on the Marmara Sea.

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July 30, 2014
Hotel Openings & Development, Hyatt Place

Chile’s Capital City Welcomes Hyatt Place

The Hyatt Place brand is really on a roll… and we recently welcomed the very first Hyatt Place hotel in South America! Now with locations in 9 countries, guests’ love of the brand’s consistent guest experience and 24/7 amenities and services keeps Hyatt Place growing worldwide.

Last month, Hyatt Place Santiago/Vitacura joined Grand Hyatt Santiago as the second Hyatt-branded hotel in Chile. With a celebratory cheers, the hotel’s colleagues were ready to welcome their first guests!

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