5 Things You Didn't Know About Hyatt
- Fortune Magazine named the Hyatt brand one of the top 100 places to work for in the entire world in 2014.
- The hotel chain operated for more than a decade in the United States before opening its first foreign branch, which was in Hong Kong.
- There are nearly 600 properties in the Hyatt chain, which includes several deesorts in exotic locations like Bermuda and Jamaica.
- Though some think that all Hyatt properties are Hyatt hotels, the company actually has 11 different types of properties, including Hyatt House and Grand Hyatt.
- The Hyatt Regency San Francisco appeared in multiple films and television shows, including High Anxiety, Time After Time and The Towering Inferno.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Hyatt
Redeeming a coupon code at Hyatt is a little harder than it is at similar hotel websites. When you first visit the website, look at the right hand side of the screen. You should see three empty boxes that let you select your check in and check out dates and your location. After entering letters relating to your destination, the website will give you several options you can select from. You can also change the search to include the number of children and/or adults in your room, the number of rooms you need and if you need a handicapped equipped room. Click the blue letters that spell out "Special Rates" below these sections. Press enter or click your mouse to the button the right of Special Offers. This will bring up a box. Enter your code directly in that box. After you search for and find a hotel for your trip, you can check out. The website will apply the code to your reservation and let you know exactly how much your room(s) will cost.
Similar to chains like Best Western Hotels and Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt is a chain of hotels with locations in the United States and Abroad. Named for Hyatt Robert von Dehn, who along with Jack Dyer Crouch founded the company, Hyatt opened its first hotel in 1957. The two purchased an existing hotel located near the major airport in Los Angeles. Though the company experienced a low level of success in its early years, von Dehn later left the company and sold his interest to Dyer Crouch.
In addition to full service hotels and smaller hotels, the chain also owns timeshares, resorts and extended stay facilities. Those extended stay hotels operate under the Hyatt House name and function as small studio apartments that provide travelers with a fully equipped kitchenette and work space. The company also operates a line of smaller hotels under the name Hyatt and some boutique hotels and facilities under names that include Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt and Hyatt Regency.
Travelers can also join the Hyatt Residence Club, which is a series of timeshares located in some exotic and popular destinations. Members can purchase additional points that allow them to stay longer. There are also two resorts in the Hyatt chain, including Hyatt Zilara, which is for adults only. Travelers may also book a room in one of the Hyatt Place hotels that offer more amenities for business travelers.
Hyatt made headlines in 2014 when the company announced that it used its social media outlets to gain more information about what travelers wanted. It asked Twitter users to submit reviews and tell them what they wanted to see in their hotels. This led to the company bringing in new hairdryers, replacing its existing bedding and making other major changes. The chain also tracked its online ads to find out which ads appealed more to women and used that information to determine how it could renovate its hotels to better appeal to female guests.
The hotel chain also uses YouTube as a way to reach out to its customers. "Go #HyattAllIn," the title of the video that follows, was the result of a Twitter contest. Hyatt asked travelers to use tweets and explain why they wanted to stay in one of the chain's hotels. The video shows how the chain surprised contest winners with free trips to the hotels and resorts of their choosing. It’s one of the most viewed videos in the history of the Hyatt YouTube channel.
Several of the hotels in the Hyatt chain served as a backdrop for television shows and movies. The Andaz West Hollywood appeared in Lethal Weapon 2, Almost Famous and This is Spinal Tap, while the movie Lost in Translation filmed in Park Hyatt Tokyo. Multiple hotels belonging to the chain are on the National Register of Historic Landmarks or are a city landmark, including its Atlanta location, which is one of the only hotels in the chain that has a large atrium inside.
Hyatt prides itself on offering top-notch services to all its guests. Many of its locations have a golf course nearby or are located on a golf course, and the chain has some casino resorts available as well. Other hotels offer amenities that include a free fresh hot breakfast, concierge services, beauty shops and souvenir shops.
Since launching its official website, the company worked hard to make the site easier for travelers to use. You can search for rooms simply by entering details about the dates of your trip and the destination you want to visit, but you can also search for rooms based on other factors. Hyatt has separate sections for those searching for family vacations and vacations for parents traveling with their kids. These hotels have babysitters, cribs and activities designed specifically for kids.
Hyatt also lets you search for hotels in the top visited cities around the world. Click on the links on the home page to find rooms available in Chicago, Orlando, Seattle, New York and other popular destinations. When you find a hotel you like, you can view details relating to that specific location. Hyatt operates more than 500 hotels around the world.
Hyatt Social Media Links
Hyatt on Facebook: Follow the Hyatt chain on Facebook to stay updated about special deals and discounts that are only open to followers. You'll also learn more about upcoming contests with big prizes up for grabs that you can like and share with all your friends. Don't forget to check out the pictures posted on Facebook too. Hyatt often shares pictures snapped by travelers that show the interior and exterior of resorts and hotels from around the world.
Hyatt on Twitter: Find out everything you need to know about the hotel chain through its Twitter feed. Check back regularly to find out when Hyatt launches a new promotion or event. Past events let travelers win free nights in its hotel, free airfare and even rental cars and tickets to popular attractions and events.
Hyatt on YouTube: Head to YouTube when you want to see behind the scenes information relating to the hotel chain. In addition to posting clips showcasing vintage and current commercials, the company also uses its YouTube channel as a way to show travelers the benefits of some of its resorts and hotels. You may even find videos with details about current promotions and contests on the official YouTube channel.
Hyatt Contact Info
9805 Q Street (Headquarters)
Omaha, Nebraska, 68127