In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced 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 and 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 and 15 percent off the Hyatt Standard Rate at any participating Hyatt-branded hotel in the United States when booking the Veteran and Military Rate with offer code MILVET*. 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 November 1 and December 31, 2018 can earn 2,000 World of Hyatt bonus points.
Employer of Choice
Hyatt aims to be an employer of choice for military veterans and their families. A Hyatt career offers veterans an opportunity to further develop skills and pursue interests born from their military careers: leadership, teamwork and a chance to travel the world. 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 a key organization that helps veterans transition back into the workforce called HirePurpose.
Hyatt encourages colleagues to take pride in identifying as veterans and honors them through celebrations and events. Hyatt has been named to the 2018 FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list, an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplace cultures according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
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 percent 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. Additionally, 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, vice president of global brands, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 14 premier brands. As of June 30, 2018, the Company’s portfolio included more than 750 properties in more than 55 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names.