Hyatt Hotels Corp. engages in the development and management of resort and hotel chains. It operates through the following segments: Owned and Leased Hotels, Americas Management and Franchising, ASPAC Management and Franchising, EAME/SW Asia Management and Franchising, and Apple Leisure Group. The Owned and Leased Hotels segment offers hospitality services and hotels. The Americas Management and Franchising segment consists of properties located in the United States, Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean. The ASPAC Management and Franchising segment consists of the management and franchising of properties located in Southeast Asia, Greater China, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and Micronesia. The EAME/SW Asia Management segment consists of its management and franchising of properties located primarily in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and Nepal. The Apple Leisure Group segment consists of management and marketing of primarily all-inclusive resorts within the AMR Collection in Latin America The company was founded by Thomas Jay Pritzker in 1957 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.