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PLATEAU SPA AT GRAND HYATT HONG KONG RECEIVED THE PUBLISHER’S CHOICE AWARD IN THE SPAASIA AWARDS 2005

September 2005—Plateau Spa at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong received the Publisher’s Choice award in the SpaAsia Crystal Awards 2005 recognizing Plateau for the commitment and dedication in the development of its unique residential spa concept.

Organized by Spa Asia Media and launched in 2004, the annual SpaAsia Crystal Awards event honours the best of spa treatment and product brands, as well as outstanding individuals, companies and team achievements in the spa and wellness industry. Consisting of over 40 industry award categories, the awards were drawn from 60,000­strong readership of SpaAsia magazine and a wide spectrum of spa aficionados and industry specialists in the region to nominate their choice of the year, through online polling and paper votes. The results were announced during the SpaAsia Wellness Summit which took place in Hua Hin from 21 – 23 September 2005.

Presenting the Publisher’s Choice Award at the Crystal Awards Gala event, Mr. Michael Loh, Group Publisher and Editorial Director ­SpaAsia, commented, "I am honoured and proud to bestow the first ever Publisher's Choice Award amongst the 2005 SpaAsia Crystal Awards line­up to Plateau, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The choice was made based on the brand having truly distinguished itself as a hotel spa with a difference. I chose Plateau, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for its total commitment and dedication, impeccable standard in its myriad of services ­all on the unique residential spa concept, innovatively combining the accommodation in its welcoming spa environment. Plateau at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong has proven itself as a leader offering a new and total spa experience, creating an atmosphere of tranquility within an urban sanctuary, integrating relaxation, aesthetic pleasures and wellness that is at once admirable and unforgettable. Again, my heartfelt congratulations go out to Plateau, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, my choice of a residential spa that spells excellence"

Mr. Gordon Fuller, General Manager, commented, “we are very proud that Plateau has been awarded with this prestigious accolade. Being recognized with such a coveted honour after one year of operation reinforces our belief that the philosophy and concepts implemented in Plateau Spa have been well received by our customers. Plateau will continue to embrace the residential spa concept and will strive for the highest level of spa facilities and services to ensure our guests of exceptional residential spa and treatment experiences.”

Officially launched in May 2004, Plateau is an 80,000 square foot residential spa located on the 11th floor of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Dedicated to Aesthetics, Relaxation, Fitness and Culinary excellence, Plateau offers 23 rooms and suites for overnight stay and spa treatments, a 50 metre outdoor, heated swimming pool for year round enjoyment, a 400 metre jogging track, five fitness and exercise studios, two tennis courts, and a golf driving range. For further information on Plateau, please visit www.plateau.com.hk. For further details on the Crystal Awards, please visit www.spaasia.com/awards/

There are 213 Hyatt hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Grand Hyatt® and Park Hyatt® brands. Currently, there are an additional 29 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 10 new hotels in China. Hyatt Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago-­based Global Hyatt Corporation. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. (timeshare), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, Microtel and America’s Best Inns).

In January 2005, Global Hyatt Corporation also added an additional 143 U.S. properties to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of the upscale, limited service AmeriSuites hotel chain. These properties will be renovated and repositioned under the new Hyatt Place select service brand in 2006.

Reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling Hyatt’s Worldwide Reservations Centre, your local Hyatt hotel or logging onto www.hyatt.com.

For further information:

Portia Lau Tel: (852) 2584 7817
Email: portia.lau@grandhyatt.com.hk

Gladis Young Tel: (852) 2584 7818
Email: gladis.young@grandhyatt.com.hk
Fax: (852) 2802 1925
www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com


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