The Hyatt Regency Chongqing (Chongqing Fuli Kaiyue Jiudian) is centrally located, just 7 km (4.3 mi) from Jiefangbei in downtown Chongqing. Free parking and Wi-Fi in public areas are offered to guests of this hotel. On-site restaurants feature both Chinese and Western fare. A tea house and lobby bar provide quiet places for guests to meet with friends or relax with a drink. Meeting facilities on the property can accommodate both intimate gatherings and large events of up to 500 people. The hotel provides numerous ways for guests to relax, with an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and spa services.
Hyatt was founded by Jay Pritzker in 1957 when he purchased the Hyatt House motel adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport. Over the following decade, Jay Pritzker and his brother, Donald Pritzker, working together with other Pritzker family business interests, grew the company into a North American management and hotel ownership company, which became a public company in 1962. In 1968, Hyatt International was formed and subsequently became a separate public company. Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International Corporation were taken private by the Pritzker family business interests in 1979 and 1982, respectively. On December 31, 2004, substantially all of the hospitality assets owned by Pritzker family business interests, including Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International Corporation, were consolidated under a single entity, now Hyatt Hotels Corporation.