Grand Hyatt View

The history of the Grand Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Corporation operates several chains. The Hyatt Regency brand is the oldest brand in the company, with the Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands being introduced in 1980. Of these properties, some are styled as “resort” properties, and may feature spas or other recreational facilities. Other brands include the Hyatt Place, designed as a limited service offering targeted to the business traveler. An extended stay chain, Summerfield Suites, was acquired by Hyatt in 2005, and will be renamed Hyatt House in 2012. Hyatt also launched a new brand, Andaz, in April 2007.[16] The first hotel to bear this brand was The Great Eastern Hotel in London, with additional properties now open in San Diego, West Hollywood, Shanghai and New York City(Andaz Wall Street & Andaz 5th Avenue). Hyatt recently announced a large expansion of the Andaz brand, with properties expected to open Maui, Papagayo (Costa Rica), Turks and CaicosAmsterdam, and Delhi.

In addition to hotels, Hyatt also operates an upscale timeshare program through Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. The program is known as Hyatt Vacation Club. It currently has over a dozen locations, some of which are located within or connected to Hyatt hotels.[17] Additionally, the group runs a chain of upscale retirement homes known as Vi Living by Hyatt [18] and offers retail home décor and furnishings through Hyatt at Home, an online store featuring luxury products.[19]