Throwback Thursday: Groovy 70’s!

Hyatt Regency O'Hare in 1972 Throwback Thursday

On this Throwback Thursday, we take you back to where it all started! The Hyatt Regency O’Hare was designed in 1969 by John C. Portman. Portman is an architect and real-estate developer who is well known for his use of multi-storied interior atria within office buildings and hotels. The Hyatt Regency Atlanta was Portman’s first atrium hotel. This Atlanta property shares many characteristics with the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, which opened its doors for the first time in 1971. The Hyatt Regency O’Hare, one of the largest convention hotels near an airport, has kept its 70’s vibe alive, but with many modern twists. The property underwent a $60 million renovation in 2007, and while it has kept many of Portman’s classic architectural elements intact, it has all the modern amenities any discerning traveler could need or want.

And even though we look like this now:

Hyatt Regency Chicago 2014 Exterior

Check us out and see how far we’ve come since 1972! Book a room with us now to get a special social media discount!

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Wedding Wednesday: A Lip-Dub Proposal

NBC Cutest Wedding Proposal Ever

Since it’s Wedding Wednesday here at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, we thought it’d be a perfect day to share a marriage proposal that we’ve recently stumbled upon. It’s garnered a lot of attention these last few days for being cute, fun and over-the-top! It’s almost something out of a fairy tale.

To give you some context before you watch the video: NBC has a new show called “Marry Me” that premiered last night. It’s a romantic comedy about a young couple, Annie and Jake, who have been dating for 6 years. They had a two-week romantic getaway where Annie thought Jake would pop the question. His plan was to propose after they came back but before he could do just that, Annie becomes upset with him for his “inability to commit.” And with that, the shenanigans begin! Now, what does the show have to do with that proposal video we mentioned earlier on?

As a way to promote their sitcom, NBC helped regular guy, Bret, execute one of the most over-the-top proposals for the love of his life, Jovan. With the help of the network, Bret tricked his girlfriend into thinking she was just having lunch with a friend, but what ensued was a fully choreographed musical number that included the nearest and dearest of the couples’ friends and family!

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll go “aww!” Happy Wedding Wednesday to all.

If all this wedding talk has you inspired, call us to learn more about our wedding packages or to make an appointment with one of our wedding professionals! You can reach our Events Department at 847.663.4460. or by going to our website. To make a reservation for a future stay, click the button below!

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Hyatt Regency O’Hare: LGBT Spirit Day!

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3rd Annual HyPride Spirit Day-2014 #hypride #spiritday #inahyattworld

For the 3rd year in a row, the Hyatt Regency O’Hare is celebrating LGBT Spirit Day! Spirit Day was started by a high school student in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. With the help of GLAAD, today, millions of workplaces, teachers, students, media outlets and celebrities will go purple to demonstrate their support! Why purple? It symbolizes “spirit” on the rainbow flag.

Hyatt is an LGBT-friendly company for guests and associates alike. We actively support a welcoming and inclusive environment which values and respects others, regardless of sexuality or gender identity. In order to celebrate Spirit Day and show our support, we’ve gone purple for the day! Take a look at some of our employees in their proud purple:

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3rd Annual HyPride Spirit Day-2014 #hypride #spiritday #inahyattworld

3rd Annual HyPride Spirit Day-2014

3rd Annual HyPride Spirit Day-2014

Chicago Pride Parade 2014

Chicago Pride Parade 2014

Chicago Pride Parade 2014

Chicago Pride Parade 2014

2nd Annual HyPride Spirit Day-2013

2nd Annual HyPride Spirit Day-2013

Hyatt Regency O’Hare: Way to Go, Enrico!

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon took place last Sunday, October 12. Among the runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, was our very own, Executive Sous Chef, Enrico Carpio! Enrico finished the 26.2 mile race in just 4 hours and 52 minutes! If that wasn’t amazing enough, he also raised $1,000 for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago!

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Way to go, Enrico! Hyatt Regency O’Hare is very proud of you!

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Hyatt Regency O’Hare: Career Connections

October is here and so are the career opportunities! If you want to try your hand in hospitality, now’s the time to apply. You don’t have to have years of experience, you just have to be a hard-worker, a team player, and a genuinely caring person with a sense of humor. Does that sound like you? Then, you would be the perfect addition to our Hyatt Regency O’Hare family. Employees like you make all the difference. So, why don’t you check out our current openings to see where you’d be a good fit:

Hourly Positions:

  • Houseperson- Banquets/Convention Services- ROS000439
  • Bar Porter- Banquets- ROS000448
  • Cook 4- ROS000445
  • Overnight Front Office Agent- ROS000458
  • On-call Banquet Cashier- ROS000457
  • Steward/Dishwasher- ROS000459

Management Positions:

  • Assistant Front Office Manager- ROS000444
  • Beverage Manager- ROS000460
  • Director of Food and Beverage- ROS000456
  • Event Planning Manager- ROS000455

We hope to hear from you soon! Hyatt Regency O’Hare is a drug-free/smoke free workplace Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V.

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Hyatt Regency O’Hare Presents: Fitness in Motion 8K

Remember early August when the sun was plentiful and the ice buckets were everywhere? Well, just because the viral ALS Ice Bucket challenge videos have gone by the wayside, doesn’t mean the cause has been cured. That’s why the Les Turner ALS Foundation has now added an 8K race in Rosemont to its fundraising efforts. The Les Turner ALS Foundation, founded in 1977, is Chicago’s leader in research, patient care, and education about ALS.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and generally, complete paralysis. The disease can strike a person of any age, gender and race and in most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected.

The Inaugural Life Fitness, Fitness in Motion 8K, will take place at the MB Financial Park in Rosemont on November 15. We are partnering with the event to offer discounted rooms to runners and attendees, alike. The rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi, self-parking and breakfast. The race takes place just minutes away from the hotel and is in walking-distance. Register for the race at: www.rosemont8k.org and book your hotel stay by clicking the button below. Do your part to help find a cure for ALS and join us, Hyatt Regency O’Hare , and the Life Fitness, Fitness in Motion 8K.

We hope to see you in November!

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Foodie Friday: Employee Favorites

If you’re a constant road warrior, we know you’ve had MORE than your fill of chain restaurants, airport food, and fast food to last you a lifetime. So, next time you’re in our town, instead of opting for the same ol’ fare, head on over to where the locals like to dine. To help guide you to the hidden foodie gems of Chicagoland, we’ll let our employees tell all. This Foodie Friday we’re putting the spotlight on our Front Office Manager: Robert D.

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So, tell us Rob, where do you like to wine and dine?

“I like to go to Quartino’s. It’s a great place to go with friends and family. They serve Italian small plates, which are very similar to tapas. The small plates range from $5-$13. The prices are already pretty good but splitting between a few people makes it even more affordable. My favorite dish is a toss-up between the Beef Short ribs and the Shrimp with white wine sauce. I love the lively atmosphere they have. There is tons of energy coming from both the kitchen and the dining room. Weekends are more than likely going to be booked, so if you plan on stopping by make sure you make reservations ahead of time.”

For more information on Quartino’s, check out: http://www.quartinochicago.com/

Come and check out one of the world’s foodie capitals and stay with us when you do! Book a room now to get a special discount rate. We look forward to welcoming you!

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