HYATT TO INTRODUCE TWO NEW BRANDS TO CHINA

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF versionNew Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels Planned to Welcome Guests in China Soon CHICAGO (March 27, 2014) – As the first Hyatt Place hotel in China prepares to open in May, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced several new Hyatt Place and Hyatt House projects that will introduce these two Hyatt brands to China. The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands are rooted in extensive consumer research, which indicates that guests blend their personal and professional lives while traveling and want a hotel that accommodates this lifestyle. To embody this, the two brands offer casual hospitality in a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary environment. Hyatt Place, an upscale select service brand, offers a stylish, comfortable, and seamless experience grounded in 24/7 convenience. Hyatt House, an extended stay brand, provides a contemporary experience with casual home comforts.  “With the introduction of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands, we are bringing exciting fresh options to our guests and delivering on our commitment to create a more diversified hospitality industry and become the most preferred hospitality brand in China,” said Mr. Nong Xia, senior vice president of real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “This will further expand Hyatt’s portfolio in this market, helping maintain healthy, strong growth for the Hyatt brands in China.” First Hyatt Place Hotel to Open in Shenzhen In May, China is expected to welcome its first Hyatt Place hotel, Hyatt Place Shenzhen, Dongmen, located in the heart of Shenzhen, a southern city bordering Hong Kong. The hotel will also be the first Hyatt Place branded hotel in the Asia Pacific region, marking an important step for Hyatt in the worldwide expansion of the Hyatt Place brand. In 2012, the first Hyatt Place location outside the United States opened in Costa Rica. Today, the brand offers more than 190 locations in the United States, Armenia, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Guests of Hyatt Place Shenzhen, Dongmen can expect the brand’s signature spacious rooms, which each feature a Cozy Corner, 42” flat screen TVs, and comfortable beds, a free hot breakfast, multi-tasking, friendly Gallery Hosts, and a 24-hour gym. Poised for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Growth With the introduction of Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels, six of Hyatt’s nine brands are expected to be represented in China by 2015. More than 20 Hyatt Place and Hyatt House projects are under development in China. “At Hyatt, we conduct extensive customer research to fully understand exactly what our customers need and why,” said Chris Walker, vice president of brands for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. “These two brands were specifically designed to meet the constantly changing needs of our guests by providing simple comfort on the road. Our dedicated associates are ready to provide Hyatt’s high quality services and give our guests a welcoming, personalized, and hospitable experience.” Following are Hyatt Place and Hyatt House projects under development in China: Hyatt Place Hyatt House Hyatt Place Shenzhen, Dongmen Hyatt Place Shenzhen, Airport Hyatt House Shenzhen, Airport Hyatt House Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Hyatt Place Foshan, Lishui Hyatt House Sanya, Nanshan Hyatt Place Kunming Hyatt House Shanghai Jiading Hyatt Place Beijing, Daxing Hyatt House Wuxi, Coastal City Hyatt Place Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Hyatt House Shanghai New Hongqiao Hyatt Place Shanghai Xinjiangwan Hyatt Place Chongli   Hyatt Place Shanghai Jiading   Hyatt Place Tianjin Nankai   Hyatt Place Wuxi, Coastal City   Hyatt Place Shanghai New Hongqiao   Hyatt Place Luoyang   Hyatt Place Moganshan   Hyatt Place Sanya City Center   Hyatt Place Anshan   About Hyatt Place Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with a forward-thinking guest experience and purposeful service. Spacious rooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the in-room Cozy Corner; plush Hyatt Grand Bed®; and separate workspace. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and remote printing everywhere, a 24-hour Gym, Coffee to Cocktails Bar offering specialty coffees and a variety of premium beers, wine and cocktails, and a 24/7 Gallery Menu offering freshly prepared meals any time day or night. Additionally, a complimentary full hot breakfast is served daily for guests. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgot and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal. To learn more about Hyatt Place hotels or book a reservation, visit www.hyattplace.com. About Hyatt House Launched in 2012, the Hyatt House brand was designed to welcome residents rather than guests. Inspired by extensive research of guest experiences, Hyatt House hotels are designed to surprise and delight with services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that will remind guests of home. Residentially inspired studios, one- and two-bedroom suites feature contemporary full kitchens, living space with flat panel HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. A complimentary full hot breakfast is served daily as well as a complimentary Evening Social with savory bites, beer and wine. In lieu of the Evening Social, some locations have an H BAR featuring a menu and full bar. Public spaces include a 24-hour workout room, Guest Market and laundry facilities. A friendly House Host is available to check-in guests, provide directions or help with other needs so guests feel right at home. The brand is committed to helping guests keep their real-life routines rolling while on the road. To learn more about Hyatt House hotels or to book a reservation visit www.hyatthouse.com.  About Hyatt Hotels Corporation Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt ZilaraTM, and Hyatt ZivaTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club®. As of December 31, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 548 properties in 48 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com. The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation or one or more of its affiliates. Forward-Looking Statements Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. 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