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Hyatt’s New Initiatives Support U.S. Military and Their Families

CHICAGO—In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Hyatt Hotels Corporation released new benefits and programs that demonstrate a strengthened commitment to honoring those who have served or are serving in the United States military. These commitments include a new rate for U.S. veterans, active military personnel and their immediate family members, and reinforced veteran job placement and career development efforts.

“Military personnel, veterans and their families have worked and fought hard to support their country and they shouldn’t have to settle when on the road or pursuing a post-military career,” said Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s chief commercial officer/Veterans Diversity Business Resource Group (DBRG) executive sponsor. “We welcome military personnel, veterans and their families to work and stay with Hyatt.”

Veteran and Military Rate

Individuals who have served or are currently serving in any official government-sponsored branch of the United States armed services and their immediate family members can get between 10-15% off the Hyatt Standard Rate at any participating Hyatt-branded hotel in the United States when booking the veteran and military rate with an offer code. This is the first-ever veteran and military discount to be offered by Hyatt hotels. A valid U.S. military/veteran ID or other documented proof of service is required at check-in, and military personnel, veterans and immediate family members who are World of Hyatt members will be eligible to earn World of Hyatt points for their stay.

The Hyatt House brand will also allow eligible military personnel, veterans and immediate family members to combine the veteran and military rate with its upcoming holiday promotion, in which World of Hyatt members who stay for four or more consecutive nights at any Hyatt House hotel in the U.S. between Nov. 1-Dec. 31, can earn 2,000 World of Hyatt bonus points.

Employer of Choice

The Hyatt Veterans DBRG champions veterans in job placement and career development, and pursues volunteer activities supporting military interests in Hyatt communities. To bolster its military recruiting efforts, Hyatt is collaborating with an organization that helps veterans transition back into the workforce called HirePurpose.

Support of Veteran-Operated Businesses

The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands will also further integrate veteran-owned businesses into the guest experience with proceeds benefiting veterans. These brands will expand their existing preferred t-shirt vendor relationship in the U.S. with Rags of Honor, the only silkscreen shop that is 100% operated by homeless and unemployed veterans with proceeds directly supporting that mission. On Veterans Day, and weekly throughout November, colleagues at 350 Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties across the United States will wear Hyatt-branded Rags of Honor t-shirts as a sign of gratitude to those who have served. In addition, World of Hyatt Globalists and Explorists will receive a t-shirt during any stay at a Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotel in the United States throughout November, subject to availability. The Hyatt House brand plans to test Veteran Roasters coffee at participating hotels across the U.S.

“We want to show those who serve and have served in the military that we understand them. They never settle and neither do we, which is why Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels are celebrating their service and commitment to their country this Veterans Day and beyond,” Steven Dominguez, VP of global brands for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House.

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