Company honored as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world

CHICAGO (April 3, 2013) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) proudly announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award for the second consecutive year. The annual award recognizes Hyatt for having one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world.

“When compared to the millions of workgroups and hundreds of organizations we have studied around the world, Hyatt has created a workplace that values people. The company goes far beyond trivial perks to create a working environment where employees feel connected to Hyatt’s mission and growth,” said Dr. James Harter, Chief Scientist, Gallup. “Regardless of industry, company size, or geographic location, improving the engagement level of a workplace improves numerous other business results including safety, productivity, and profitability.”

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on rigorous workplace research. To be eligible for nomination, an organization has to have at least 80 percent of their global workgroup respond to the annual Gallup survey, and more than half of the collective workgroup results need a grand mean score of 4.15 or higher (out of five).

In 2012, more than 75,000 people who work at Hyatt hotels around the world participated in the survey, with results showing that they enjoy their workplace, appreciate Hyatt’s professional development opportunities, training programs, and take pride in providing authentic hospitality to guests.

A panel of workplace experts evaluated applicants, and Hyatt was chosen as one of the top 32 organizations because its results demonstrate that the company has one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.

“The passion and commitment of our associates are critical to our ability to provide authentic hospitality and make a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day. Our associates are without a doubt the cornerstone to our success and we are thrilled and honored to be recognized by Gallup as a company that has a fundamental focus on its people,” said Robb Webb, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Winners of the 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award will be presented with awards at a gala during the Gallup Summit 2013, May 7-9, 2013. For more information and a full list of winners, please visit

http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/161609/thirty-two-organizations-receive-2013-gallup-great-workplace-award.aspx.

A Career at Hyatt

Hyatt is a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over its more than 50-year history. Hyatt hotels actively seek out, hire and retain the most talented, competent, upbeat people and offer numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The benefits of a career at Hyatt can include:

Competitive wage and benefits package
Free or subsidized meals
Complimentary and discounted stays at Hyatt hotels across the world
Wide variety of healthcare plans and wellness programs to help associates and their families stay healthy
Frequently listed as “Best Place To Work” in independent surveys based on associate votes
Recognized for diversity hiring efforts by the Human Rights Campaign, AARP, 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.

To hear directly from Hyatt associates about what they love most about coming to work each day, watch this video.
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