Our History

From our first hotel in 1957 through the introduction of Hyatt Vacation Club in 1994 and beyond, Hyatt has become the hospitality brand of choice for vacationers seeking dramatic luxury experiences in the world’s most beloved locations. Learn more »

Hyatt House - The Beginning

Hyatt Corporation opened its first hotel on September 27, 1957. Hyatt House was a small motor lodge near the Los Angeles International Airport. The owner of Hyatt House was a local entrepreneur by the name of Hyatt R. von Dehn.

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong –First International Hotel

1969 saw the opening of Hyatt’s first international hotel, the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong. Hyatt Regency® hotels are a core brand of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, offering guests opportunities to broaden their horizons, relax and rejuvenate in style.

Grand Hyatt® and Park Hyatt® Hotels Introduced

Grand Hyatt® attracts leisure and business travelers to culturally rich destinations. Park Hyatt® caters to discriminating individuals seeking the privacy, service and elegance of small European boutique hotels. Today, Hyatt remains a leader in creating and operating dramatic luxury resorts.

Hyatt Vacation Club Introduced

Hyatt entered the vacation ownership industry in 1994. The following year, Hyatt opened its first Vacation Club property, Sunset Harbor, in Key West, Florida to much acclaim.

Hyatt Opens 13 More Vacation Club Resorts

As demand for Hyatt’s unique vacation offerings soared, 1998-2008 witnessed the opening of additional Hyatt Vacation Club resort residences at an average rate of more than two per year.

Hyatt Introduces Hyatt Residence Club and Hyatt Residences

Redefining the ultimate privileged vacation experience, we created the Hyatt Residence Club. This collection of richly appointed residences combine the long-term value of home-ownership with Hyatt’s signature freedom and flexibility in opulent, exclusive destinations.

Hyatt Vacation Club Opens Hyatt Siesta Key Beach

Hyatt Siesta Key Beach epitomizes the Hyatt vision of offering carefree vacation ownership in highly desirable destinations, always with a focus on natural beauty, rich local traditions and family-friendly amenities and service only Hyatt can deliver.