Top Tips for Marital Bliss from Hyatt Associates
Happy Valentine’s Day!
In celebration of love, we asked our Hyatt associates to tell us their secrets to long-lasting marriages. We’re proud to say we have some incredible marriage vets in our Hyatt family, and many common themes emerged.
Here’s what they had to say, learned from years of experience:
Take time out for each other. Whether it’s taking a trip or scheduling a regular date night, Sales Administrative Assistant Carol Reeves-Brandenburg at Hyatt Regency Dallas says quality time is one of the most important things. Thirty-three years after her 110-degree wedding day during Dallas hottest recorded consecutive days of hundred-degree weather, it still stands true.
Never go to bed mad. Phat Thai, who works in housekeeping and laundry at Grand Hyatt Washington, said in her marriage, someone may stay on the couch for a few hours, but they can’t sleep apart. In 45 years as a married couple, they have traveled the world together – experiencing more than hundreds of couples ever experience.
Marriage is not a 50/50 proposition. Carol Glazer, who works in in-room dining at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, said she and her husband of 36 years know marriage takes everything you have each and every day, and that’s what has helped them be lucky enough to spend every day with their best friend.
Don’t forget about fun. Dan Amato, General Manager at Grand Hyatt Washington, and his wife of 35 years said there isn’t a secret sauce to marriage. Communication, understanding, trust, and forgiveness are essential, but you can’t forget about fun, too!
Communication is the foundation to a very happy marriage. Despite only knowing each other for three days before getting married, Housekeeping Room Attendant Felipa Vega at Hyatt Regency Orange County and her husband Adolfo have been happily married for 27 years. Communication has been key for their success as best friends and constant support for each other.
Giving 100% isn’t enough – it takes 200% every day, 365 days a year. Cindy Hayes, Director of National Accounts for Hyatt Regency New Orleans, said that after a quarter century of marriage, she and her husband know they have brought out the best in each other, that they strengthen each other’s faith and principles, and that they will stay committed to each other no matter what. They still look back foundly on their wedding reception at Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
Be good to each other. Before she was married to her husband, those simple words were the sound advice Mary Paquin’s would-be father-in-law gave to her. Twenty-one years later and now an administrative assistant in Sales at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Mary continues to pass on the advice to her own children for healthy and happy relationships.