HYATT PLACE BAYAMON OPENS IN PUERTO RICO

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF versionHotel opening marks Hyatt’s return to Puerto Rico CHICAGO (December 6, 2013) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Bayamon in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The hotel’s opening marks the first Hyatt Place hotel to enter the Caribbean market and the return of Hyatt-branded hotels to Puerto Rico after a seven-year absence.       “We are looking forward to showing travelers visiting Puerto Rico what the award-winning Hyatt Place brand is all about,” said Chris Walker, vice president of brands, Hyatt Place. “Opening the first Hyatt Place in Puerto Rico is a significant step as we continue to serve more guests worldwide and we prepare to welcome additional Hyatt Place hotels throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America over the next few years.” Hyatt Place has been recognized by guests and the hospitality industry for its distinctive amenities and service. The brand was recently recognized as: highest in guest satisfaction among upscale hotel chains in the U.S. by J.D. Power; one of the top 10 brands offering the best customer satisfaction in both the Americas and around the globe by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index; and best in its category for the second consecutive year in Business Travel News’ annual Hotel Chain Survey.  In the Caribbean, a second Hyatt Place hotel in Manati, Puerto Rico is scheduled to open in 2014. Hyatt’s brand portfolio in the Caribbean is represented with Hyatt Regency-branded hotels and resorts in Trinidad and Aruba. Other previously announced hotels slated to open in the next three years include Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica and Park Hyatt St. Kitts on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis.  About Hyatt Place Bayamon Hyatt Place Bayamon is an upscale, select-service hotel designed for multi-tasking travelers. The hotel is located in Puerto Rico’s second largest city, near San Juan, and it is 20 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Bayamon is within the metropolitan area of San Juan, making it a convenient option for travelers wishing to access Puerto Rico’s business districts or the island medical facilities. Entertainment and activity options abound within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. Nearby, guests can find Plaza Del Sol shopping mall, Bayamon’s 18-Hole Golf Course, and Paseo Lineal Recreation Park with a nature trail that leads to Punta Salina Beach. Additionally, guests at Hyatt Place Bayamon may enjoy the convenience of Applebee’s restaurant adjacent to the hotel. Hyatt Place Bayamon offers guests: 156 roomy rooms, each featuring a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed, a Cozy Corner with sectional sofa-sleeper and Hyatt Plug Panel media center for connecting a laptop or media device to the TV Free Wi-Fi everywhere Free a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices More than 1,900 square feet of flexible, hi-tech meeting and function space  A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order greens, sandwiches, flatbreads, apps and more around the clock 24-hour StayFit Gym  “Our Gallery Hosts look forward to welcoming visitors and locals of Puerto Rico with Hyatt’s authentic hospitality and providing a seamless Hyatt Place stay,” said Frankie Mariano, general manager, Hyatt Place Bayamon. “Our vibrant city of Bayamon is growing, and we are proud to be opening Hyatt Place in Bayamon amongst its flourishing sports, food, arts and culture scene. Guests to our hotel will undoubtedly have the best access to explore what the destination offers.” Hyatt Place Bayamon Leadership Hyatt Place Bayamon is under the leadership of General Manager Frankie Mariano and Director of Sales Laura Reyes. In his role, Mariano is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 46 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Reyes is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Bayamon area.   For Hyatt Place Bayamon information in English and Spanish, or to make a reservation, visit bayamon.place.hyatt.com. 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. Roomy 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, 24-hour StayFit Gym, Coffee to Cocktails Bar offering specialty coffees and a variety of premium beers, wine and cocktails, and a 24/7 Gallery Market including freshly made grab n’ go sandwiches and salads and a Bakery Case filled with items sure to satisfy the sweet tooth. The 24/7 Gallery Menu offers freshly prepared meals any time day or night, in addition to the free a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM served daily for guests, featuring hot breakfast items, fresh fruit and more. 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.   Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 180 locations in the United States, Costa Rica and India. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.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 ZivaTMbrand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 535 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com. 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. 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