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Allison at HR Chicago

May 27, 2014
Art & Design, Our People

Hyatt Through the Eyes of a New Hire

How much do you know about Hyatt?  If you’re a new hire like me, you’ve still got a lot to learn. I recently joined the Corporate Communications team in Chicago, and part of my training has involved touring the Hyatt hotels right here in the city.  From General Managers to Sales Coordinators, all of my Hyatt colleagues have been eager to step in and show me around their respective hotels.  Along the way I took plenty of notes and wonderful, weird selfies, so I thought I’d share my first impressions as a Hyatt newbie.

Breakfast at Hyatt Place Chicago River North (left). The art gallery in Park Hyatt Chicago (right).

Breakfast at Hyatt Place Chicago River North (left). The art gallery in Park Hyatt Chicago (right).

Hyatt Place Chicago/River North

First Impression: Clean, modern and comforting with a delicious array of food.

Distinctive Features: Each room has a Cozy Corner, which includes a sleeper sofa so you don’t have to worry about borrowing an uncomfortable cot for an extra friend/family member.  The complimentary hot breakfast (“A.M. Kitchen Skillet”) is also worth noting. Delicious!

Did you know?  The Hyatt Place Chicago/River North has secret housekeeping closets in a neighboring hotel that shares the space.

Park Hyatt Chicago

First Impression: Luxurious but homey with a unique Chicago flair.

Distinctive Feature: The artwork. Many of the items decorating the Park Hyatt Chicago were collected by the Prtizker family themselves, including the outstanding Rauschenberg in the main lobby.

Did you know?  The pastry chef at Park Hyatt Chicago’s NoMI restaurant takes most of the food shots on Instagram herself. You can check out her pictures here!

Left: Artwork in the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Top Right: the second-floor lobby of the Hyatt Magnificent Mile. Bottom Right: The American Craft Kitchen & Bar in the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Artwork in the Hyatt Regency Chicago (left). The second-floor lobby in the Hyatt Magnificent Mile (top right). The American Craft Kitchen and Bar in the Hyatt Regency Chicago (bottom right).

Hyatt Regency Chicago

First Impression: An enormous, open space with lots of room for gathering.

Distinctive Features: In the back of the main lobby you will find an interactive screen that pulls up a map of the hotel, nearby attractions and other helpful information. The newly renovated BIG Bar is also worth checking out; the bartenders will prepare for you one of the BIGgest (pun intended) martinis you have ever seen.

Did you know?  When American Idol was filming auditions at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, it was the only location that didn’t need to cover up its walls.

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile

First Impression: Convenient, modern and upscale.

Distinctive Feature: The location. Right in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Mag Mile, all of your favorite locations are within easy access. (Did I also mention there’s a beautiful Starbucks next to the main entrance?)

Did you know? The string of six pictures in the second-floor lobby are actually distorted images of the lakeshore.

Is there something I missed? Please let me know!

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