The Hyatt story
How a packed LAX motel and a $2.2 million offer scribbled on a napkin spawned one of the world's biggest hotel empires
Right now, there are over 200,000 Hyatt hotel rooms. Those rooms span 20 brands and 875 properties and are supported by 100,000 employees worldwide — and there are about to be a whole lot more of them. In late January, Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the expected opening of 50 new hotels and resorts in the Americas by the end of 2020 — and an addition 140 2022. In December, Hyatt announced more than 20 new luxury hotels are expected to open worldwide by the end of 2020.