Hyatt Hotels Corp was incorporated in Delaware on August 4, 2004. The Company is a hospitality company. It owns and develops portfolio of hotels, resorts and residential and vacation ownership properties around the world. Its portfolio consists of 599 hotels. Its full service hotels and resorts operate under five established brands, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency. Its two selected service brands are Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, an extended stay brand. In 2013, the Company introduced the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara all inclusive resort brands, which marked its entry into all inclusive resort segment. It develops, sells or manages vacation ownership properties in select locations as part of the Hyatt Residence Club. It also manages, provides services to or license its trademarks with respect to residential ownership units that are often adjacent to a Hyatt portfolio full service hotel. The Company established three operating segments: Americas management and franchising; Southeast Asia, as well as China, Australia, South Korea and Japan (ASPAC) management and franchising; and Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia (EAME/SW Asia) management. It has its regional sales offices around the world, including in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., London, Moscow, Hong Kong, Mainz, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, Seoul, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Tokyo, Mexico City, Singapore, Jeddah, Cairo and Melbourne. The principal competitors are other operators of full service, select service, all inclusive and extended stay properties, including other hospitality chains. It also competes against small chains and independent and local owners and operators. The Company is subject to numerous foreign, federal, state and local government laws and regulations, including those relating to the preparation and sale of food and beverages, building and zoning requirements, data privacy and general business license and permit requirements, in the various jurisdictions in which manage, franchise and own hotels.
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