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Color Spectrum for Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara

January 13, 2014
Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva

Hyatt Ziva & Hyatt Zilara: Behind the Logos

Have you heard the good news? We are adding more resort locations! And not just any resorts, all inclusive resorts! With Hyatt’s own process for understanding guest needs and innovating – Hyatt Thinking – as a guide, our brand team and operations friends have been hard at work to define and shape the guest experience for two new all include brands: Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara.

We recently unveiled the brands’ visual identities and logos at a kickoff event at Andaz Liverpool Street in London in conjunction with World Travel Market, a global trade show for travel agents and wholesalers. But how did we get there? What was the inspiration behind the brands’ signature look?

Angelica Acebedo-Frint and Adam Frint

Angelica Acebedo-Frint and Adam Frint, two members of Hyatt’s creative engine known as The Studio.

To find out, we caught up with Angelica Acebedo-Frint and Adam Frint, two members of Hyatt’s own internal creative engine – The Studio. Angelica and Adam led the effort to turn the new looks into reality. Here’s what they had to say.

Hyatt Ziva

Hyatt Ziva will provide an energetic vacation experience with a broad range of activities.

Hyatt Zilara

Hyatt Zilara adult-only all inclusive resorts create endless opportunities to live in the moment.

Q. Explain the Z?

A. The Z is unique and abstract – an approach that encourages you to enter the shape to chose the experience you want through the parameters of the Hyatt all inclusive experience.  The Z manifests in a more controlled application of organic textures and colors. I drew from texture and colors that exist in tropical, resort environments, from mosaics and hammocks, to fish and shells. Even the curve of a dolphin fin or a sail helped inspire the rounded corners of the Z.

Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Inspritation

The Studio showed us where the inspiration came from for the new Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara logo colors. Click here to make the image larger.

Q. Why are there so many different colors?

A. We wanted to create a cohesive visual representation for Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. From a distance the colors blend, but as you get close, the details reveal themselves and encourage you to explore all the facets of Hyatt and the Hyatt experience. We hope the Z reflects the experience the experience reflects the Z.

Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Color Spectrum

The Studio showed us the way the colors in the two logos keep the two brands connected, yet distinguished. Click here to make the image larger.


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  • Janice Law

    Great naming with the Z, very modern, zippy and fun. Love the logo. Can envision how the logo would come alive with animation (flickering of the color block, camera flare etc.) in a brand story video. Great job, the Studio.

    • Stephanie Sheppard

      Thank you, Janice! It’s so fun to see a creative concept come to life.