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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Expands its Portfolio in Greater China

12 New Hotels to Open over the Next Three Years

Over the next three years, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts plans to open 12 new hotels in Greater China including three Park Hyatt hotels, two Grand Hyatt, and seven Hyatt Regency hotels. These properties represent a further step in Hyatt’s development in China, and will strengthen the network and brand portfolio of Hyatt in Asia Pacific.

China is an engine of growth with significant strategic importance to the Hyatt group. Greater China already has the most Hyatt hotels outside North America. Expansion will take place at a mindful pace, and additions will occur in a strategic manner. According to Grahame Carder, Vice President-Marketing for Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, “Hyatt’s development in China will be selective, in leading cities and resorts. The focus will be on brand image and quality.” “We have established a very good presence in Asia, especially in gateway cities with our hotels, Grand Hyatts, Park Hyatts and Hyatt Regencies. The future looks good in China, and we are confident our existing and new hotels will perform well. ” he continued.

Park Hyatt

The Park Hyatt brand is renown internationally for intimate, residential accommodation, providing exceptional interior design and gracious personalised service. Hyatt currently has three Park Hyatt hotels under construction in China – Park Hyatt Beijing, Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa and Park Hyatt Shanghai.

Given the prime location in the centre of Beijing’s CBD, Park Hyatt Beijing, when complete in 2007, will be the first Park Hyatt in Greater China and one of the most prestigious hotels in Asia. Park Hyatt Beijing is located in Beijing Yintai Centre, a 350,000 square metre mixed used complex on the crossroad of Chang’an Avenue and 3rd Ring Road. The hotel will have a sky lobby on top of the 63-storey main building, 237 guestrooms, a luxury spa, meeting rooms, restaurants and bars. Hyatt International will manage the exclusive residential apartments including 20 Park Hyatt Penthouses and 228 Park Hyatt Residences. A new concept lifestyle centre -Park Life, will also be under the Hyatt management, featuring world-class boutiques, restaurants and recreational facilities.

Opening in 2008, the 232-room Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort & Spa, is located on Dongqian Lake, one of the most scenic destinations in eastern China, about two hours drive from Shanghai. The hotel will feature low-rise buildings, private villas with spa and recreational facilities, meeting and banquet space and specialty restaurants.

Also scheduled to open in 2008, Park Hyatt Shanghai, the third property managed by Hyatt in Shanghai will be on the top floors of Shanghai World Financial Centre in Pudong. All 175 guestrooms will have stunning city views, and additional facilities will include spa, restaurants and bars and meeting rooms. Towering 101 stories high, Shanghai World Financial Centre will also offer office space, the world’s highest observation platform, sophisticated commercial spaces and conference facilities.

Grand Hyatt

Hyatt will expand in southern China with two Grand Hyatt properties, one in Guangzhou and another in Shenzhen. Opening in late 2007, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is ideally located in the centre of Zhujiang New Town, the city’s central business district, just a short distance from the new Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The hotel will have 400 luxurious guestrooms, seven restaurants and bars, ballrooms and extensive meeting and banquet space, indoor swimming pool, gym and spa facilities.

Scheduled to open in 2009, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, part of the city’s most exciting commercial development – City Crossing, will have 400 guestrooms, extensive meeting and business facilities, spa and recreational centre, restaurants and bars. Grand Hyatt Guangzhou and Grand Hyatt Shenzhen will join the regional network of distinct Grand Hyatt hotels that include award-winning properties in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.

Hyatt Regency

New Hyatt Regency hotels are also part of Hyatt International’s expansion plan. To strengthen Hyatt’s presence in mainland China, three new hotels will open in 2006: Hyatt Regency Dongguan, Hyatt Regency Shanghai and Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City, Tianjin.

Opening late 2006, Hyatt Regency Dongguan is located in the Song Shan Lake Science Park, Dongguan, one of the fastest growing cities in the Pearl River Delta region in China. The 350-room hotel on the waterfront Song Shan Lake, will be a perfect destination for business and leisure travellers. Designed by Bilkey Llinas Design from Hong Kong, the spacious guestrooms feature advanced technology including flat screen TV, a large work desk with high-speed Internet connection and a two line telephone. The hotel will provide six restaurants and bars, extensive meeting and banquet space with a lake view Ballroom and function rooms, and comprehensive Spa and recreational facilities.

Scheduled to open early 2007, the 600-room Hyatt Regency Shanghai is located on the North Bund, in the heart of the commercial district of Shanghai. Every guestroom will enjoy views of the Bund or Pudong across the Huangpu River. Designed by Peter Remedios of Remedios Siembieda Inc., the spacious guestrooms will feature open bathroom concept with rain shower, DVD player and flat screen TV. There will be extensive meeting and banquet facilities, a wide range of restaurants and bars, a fitness centre, swimming pool and spa.

Also opening late 2006, Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City is a luxurious conference hotel located in Baodi, the hot spring resort of Tianjin; within one hour drive of the major highways linking the two cities. Set on 104 square kilometers of mixed-used real estate development Jing Jin City, the 830-room hotel is an integrated resort with luxurious accommodation, a wide range of dining, recreational and sports facilities. The resort resembles an ancient, mythical royal palace surrounded by a labyrinth of pathways, archways and waterways, with lush gardens and natural geothermal hot springs, creating a unique oasis in northern China.

Meanwhile, Hyatt Regency properties are under development in Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanjing and Suzhou.

Currently Hyatt operates 7 hotels in Greater China including Grand Hyatt Beijing, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Hyatt Regency Hangzhou, Hyatt Regency Tianjin and Hyatt Regency Xian, with an additional 12 hotels under development.

Hotels in development in Greater China:

Hotels under construction

Opening date

Park Hyatt Beijing

2007

Park Hyatt Ningbo

2008

Park Hyatt Shanghai

2008

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

2007

Grand Hyatt Shenzhen

2009

Hyatt Regency Chongqing

2008

Hyatt Regency Chengdu

2008

Hyatt Regency Dongguan

2006

Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City, Tianjin

2006

Hyatt Regency Nanjing

2008

Hyatt Regency Shanghai

2007

Hyatt Regency Suzhou

2007

There are 216 Hyatt branded 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 38 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 12 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. operators of the Hyatt Vacation Club (timeshare and fractional residential product), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), Select Hotel Group

L.L.C. (which owns, operates and franchises AmeriSuites hotels, Hyatt Place and Summerfield Suites hotels) and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, and Microtel Inns and Suites).

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

For further information:

Daniella Wu
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
+852 2768-1234
daniella.wu@hyattintl.com

Michelle Lau
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
+852 2768-1293
michelle.lau@hyattintl.com


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