Hyatt was founded in 1957 when Jay Pritzker purchased the Hyatt House motel from Hyatt von Dehn.
In 1962, the company went public.
In 1968, Hyatt International was formed and hotels were opened in Hong Kong.
In 1979, the Pritzker family took Hyatt private.
In 2004, the company acquired AmeriSuites. Summerfield Suites was acquired the following year.
In 2009, the company went public again as the result of lawsuits within the Pritzker family.
In 2011, the company acquired the Hotel Sierra chain.
Today, the Hyatt Hotels Corporation owns over 500 properties worldwide. These properties operate under several names, including: Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Resorts and Hyatt Residence Club.