Hyatt Named To 2015 Fortune “100 Best Companies To Work For®” List In America For Second Consecutive Year

Commitment to colleagues and strong familial culture help earn Hyatt esteemed workplace accolade.

March 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Hyatt Corporation, has been named to the 2015 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list in America, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures. Ranked 78th this year, Hyatt’s position on the list rose by 17 places from 2014.

Hyatt’s second consecutive appearance on the list underscores its corporate culture of deep care for colleagues and guests alike, one that encourages associates to be their authentic selves at work.

“The Hyatt culture is built around exceptional people, and there’s nothing more rewarding than hearing that our colleagues feel deeply connected to the Hyatt family on an emotional level,” said Pete Sears, group president – Americas for Hyatt. “We constantly collaborate with colleagues and evolve offerings that unlock our individual potential to better serve guests every day. We take pride in nurturing our associates with the same level of passion and attentiveness that we bring to caring for our guests.”

As part of Hyatt’s commitment to associate-driven development that further promotes individual authenticity, the company has evolved several programs and policies based on feedback from colleagues. They include:

  • New Colleague Orientation – Hyatt’s new onboarding experience emphasizes storytelling and company values; it is now designed to create a first impression that mirrors the guest experience in Hyatt hotels. From the initial welcome, new colleagues can immediately recognize the caring culture that differentiates the Hyatt workplace experience and feel like they are a part of the Hyatt family.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Policy – Hyatt celebrates the interests and passions of colleagues, and expanded its tuition reimbursement policy in 2014 to support all types of education. Colleagues can now be reimbursed for education beyond a career in hospitality or a formal degree or certificate.  

A Career at Hyatt

The FORTUNE survey recognizes Hyatt for fostering a strong collaborative environment through empathetic listening that empowers colleagues with career enrichment opportunities. Hyatt employees indicated that they take pride in being a part of the Hyatt family that collaborates to make meaningful differences in the lives of guests.

Hyatt actively seeks out, hires and retains the most talented and diverse people with a passion for caring for others, offering numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. Many colleagues are long-tenured members of the Hyatt family who are committed to delivering extraordinary guest experiences every day.

To continually support a caring, people-focused culture, Hyatt offers benefits for hotel employees inspired by the hospitality it shows to guests, including:

  • Complimentary and discounted stays at Hyatt hotels around the world
  • Free or subsidized meals during work hours served in associate dining rooms
  • A wide variety of wellness programs and fitness activities, like Zumba classes and kickboxing, at each hotel to help employees and their families stay healthy
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Competitive wage and benefits package with paid holidays and vacation

Hyatt’s placement on the closely watched FORTUNE ranking is in addition to a growing list of workplace awards, including recognition on the World’s Most Admired Companies 2015 list for the Hotels, Casinos, Resorts industry by Fortune, World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2014 by Glassdoor, and the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award for success in creating an engaged workplace culture for the third consecutive year. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune 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 named Hyatt the happiest hotel company. Hyatt has also been recognized for diversity hiring efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

For more information or to explore open positions at Hyatt hotels and offices around the world, please visit http://hyatt.jobs.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the research for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

About Fortune

Fortune is a global leader in business journalism with a combined audience of more than 9 million readers in print and online. Fortune covers bold innovators, smart companies, new ideas and innovative strategies that inspire the Fortune audience to accelerate their business success. The Fortune major franchises include the FORTUNE 500, the 100 Best Companies to Work For, World’s Most Admired Companies, 40 Under 40 and Fastest-Growing Companies. Fortune hosts a wide range of annual conferences, including Fortune Most Powerful Women, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune Brainstorm E and the Fortune Global Forum. Fortune was the first business magazine with an iPad app and has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter. Fortune.com launched on June 1, 2014 and has seen rapid growth since launch reaching an average of over 7mm monthly unique visitors. See the latest from Fortune online at Fortune.com and on Twitter @FortuneMagazine.

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 develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of December 31, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 587 properties in 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

“From FORTUNE Magazine, March 15, 2015 ©2015 Time Inc. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Hyatt.”

SOURCE Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Contacts:

Danielle Tullier
Hyatt
+1 312 780 5227
danielle.tullier@hyatt.com

Siân Martin
Hyatt
+1 312 780 5797
sian.martin@hyatt.com

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