Hyatt Recognized as the Second Best Place to Work in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune

  Hyatt Recognized as the Second Best Place to Work in Chicago by the Chicago
  Tribune

Of all workplaces surveyed, Hyatt managers rank highest in employee confidence

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 13, 2012

Hyatt today announced that the Chicago Tribune has named Hyatt and its
Chicagoland hotels as the number two workplace in Chicago. This is the
company’s highest ranking to date on the “Top 100 Workplaces” list of large
companies, which is determined through a survey of employees from more than
250 local companies. Individual Chicago-area Hyatt hotels have been recognized
in past years in the midsize and small categories for being a top employer but
this is the first year that all Hyatt locations are being recognized together
by the Chicago Tribune.

More than 3,600 local Hyatt associates, across eight Chicagoland Hyatt hotels
and the company’s corporate headquarters downtown, credited Hyatt for its
strong values and ethics, positive and supportive management team, clear
communications, quality job training, and excellent pay and benefits.

“At Hyatt, the satisfaction and wellbeing of our associates is fundamental to
the success of our business because they are the ones who provide hospitality
to our guests each day,” said Doug Patrick, senior vice president of human
resources, Americas, for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “Our core values of mutual
respect, honesty and integrity, humility, creativity, innovation, and fun
guide our ongoing efforts to become the most preferred company for our
associates. I’m proud of the quality workplace environment we’ve built at
Hyatt and look forward to continuing to empower our associates and to support
their development.”

In addition to Hyatt’s corporate office, Hyatt hotels included in the honor
this year include Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Hyatt
Regency O’Hare, Park Hyatt Chicago, The Hyatt Lodge, Hyatt Place
Chicago/Hoffman Estates, Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca, and Hyatt Place
Chicago/Lombard/Oakbrook.

TheChicago Tribunecommissioned research firm Workplace Dynamics to conduct
the Top Workplaces study. Based on a nomination process, Workplace Dynamics
coordinated an exclusive and confidentialsurvey of thousands ofChicago-area
employees to determine what companies would be named to the Top Workplaces
List.

Benefits Inside and Outside the Workplace

Hyatt provides industry-leading wage and benefits packages, including health
care coverage and wellness programs for employees and their families, as well
as generous retirement contributions. Additionally, Hyatt employees receive
perks such as free or subsidized meals during their workday, and discounted or
free stays at Hyatt properties throughout the world.

In addition to providing great benefits in the workplace, Hyatt offers
associates various ways to find satisfaction contributing within the greater
Chicagoland community, while at the same time helping to develop the next
generation of Hyatt associates.

Through Hyatt Thrive, the company’s corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt
works with local associates to make impactful contributions, both in funds and
manpower, to various local initiatives. This year, Hyatt will continue
volunteer programs with elementary school students and mentoring programs with
eighth grade girls at Hyatt’s adopted Chicago Public School Cesar E Chávez
Multicultural Academic Center. Hyatt also supports City Year Chicago’s Team
Sponsorship program, underwriting the important work of a team of City Year
corps members at Clemente Community Academy High School in the Humboldt Park
neighborhood. Additionally, Hyatt is collaborating with City Colleges of
Chicago on its College to Careers program through curriculum development and
training opportunities with students from Kennedy-King College and Washburne
Culinary Institute, two local community colleges training young Chicagoans for
careers in hospitality and culinary industries.

Hyatt’s Record as a Preferred Employer

Hyatt also continues to receive a variety of national and local distinctions
for its workplace environment, including Best Places to Work awards in
Baltimore, Denver, and San Francisco, among other cities. Hyatt received the
2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award for success in creating an engaged workplace
culture, based largely on positive feedback from independent surveys of more
than 70,000 associates around the world. Additionally, The Wall Street
Journal, BusinessWeek, and Experience.com have named Hyatt as a desired
employer for recent graduates and young professionals. AARP has named Hyatt as
a top employer for older Americans, and CareerBliss recently named Hyatt the
happiest hotel company.

Hyatt is continually recognized as a leader in promoting and nurturing a
diverse workforce. The company has been honored by numerous respected
third-party organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, Hispanic
Business magazine and the NAACP, for its programs supporting LGBT, Hispanic
and African-American associates.

Hyatt is currently seeking to fill approximately 900 open positions in North
America, including many in the Chicago area. All opportunities are available
at http://hyatt.jobs.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global
hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than
welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference
in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic
hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop
hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt
Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt House^TM brand names and have locations on
six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation
subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences^TM and
Hyatt Residence Club^TM. As of September 30, 2012, the Company's worldwide
portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries. For more information,
please visit www.hyatt.com.

Contact:

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Katie Rackoff
+1 312 780 5361
katie.rackoff@hyatt.com
 
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