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Donald N. Pritzker

Hyatt Hotels

1959 - 1972

Restaurants & Lodging

Military ServiceNavy
1950 b. 1932
UndergraduateHarvard University
GraduateJD, University of Chicago
Born-Died1932 - 1972
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1950

Pritzker assumed management of just one hotel in 1959, but throughout the next 13 years he acquired dozens more throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, totaling 26 hotels by the time of his death. Under Pritzker's leadership, Hyatt Hotels grew into the upscale, modern chain that it remains today.