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HYATT HOTELS & RESORTS OFFERS FASTER FREE NIGHTS

Gold Passport members can enjoy unlimited free nights worldwide, plus additional bonus points with MasterCard®

CHICAGO (Sept. 3, 2008) – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is making it easy to turn business travel into “free time” during its Faster Free Nights promotion.  Hyatt Gold Passport members earn a free night after every two eligible stays at any one of more than 365 Hyatt hotels worldwide between now and December 30, 2008.

There is no limit to the number of free nights members earn by participating in Faster Free Nights, and the free nights can be redeemed at Hyatt hotels in 45 countries.  “Faster Free Nights is one of the most rewarding programs of its kind, and we are pleased to make it easy for members to get away for a romantic weekend or a family vacation at great Hyatt properties in outstanding destinations,” said Jeff Zidell, Vice President of Hyatt Gold Passport.  As an added bonus, members paying with a MasterCard® also earn 2,000 bonus points after every two eligible stays.

“Hyatt is committed to providing the best value to Gold Passport members, and Faster Free Nights has always been very popular, because it provides opportunities for members to experience Hyatt worldwide.” said Zidell.  “We are also pleased to further our partnership with MasterCard® by rewarding customers with Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, in addition to free nights, creating more ways for members to enjoy their travel.”

“MasterCard is once again offering a great value to its traveling cardholders through the support of the Hyatt Gold Passport Faster Free Nights promotion,” said Xavier James, Senior Business Leader, U.S. Commerce Development, MasterCard Worldwide. “Whether traveling for business or pleasure, MasterCard cardholders can quickly accumulate free nights and Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points that can be redeemed to spend time with the people in their lives that matter most.”

To register for Faster Free Nights visit goldpassport.com.  New members who join Hyatt Gold Passport during the promotion will automatically become registered.  All free night awards must be redeemed between September 15 and February 28, 2009 by visiting goldpassport.com or by calling Hyatt reservations at 1 (888) 591-1234 and mentioning offer code FFN08.  Participating Hyatt brands include Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites.

A qualifying stay means one or more consecutive nights at a participating hotel or resort when paying an eligible rate; award stays do not qualify.  Promotion is subject to full terms and conditions of Faster Free Nights and Gold Passport, available at goldpassport.com.

For additional information, please contact Stacey Francisco, Hawkins International PR at (212) 255-6541 or Stacey@hawkpr.com.  

Global Hyatt Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s premier hotel companies. The hotels owned, operated, managed or franchised by its subsidiaries provide authentic hospitality to guests in 45 countries through a passionate commitment to personalized service, cultural relevance, and the environment. Global Hyatt subsidiaries own, operate, manage or franchise more than 365 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Resorts™, Grand Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt Summerfield Suites® and Andaz™ brands with additional properties under development on five continents. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., operator of Hyatt Vacation Club®. The success of Global Hyatt is driven by the commitment and energy of the approximately 90,000 men and women around the world who provide exceptional service to hotel guests. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or visiting www.hyatt.com.

About MasterCard Worldwide

MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes over 18 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to http://www.mastercard.com.

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For further information:

Farley Kern
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Director of Brand Public Relations, North America
(312) 780-5506
farley.kern@hyatt.com

Brian Greehan
MasterCard WorldWide
(924) 249-5895
brian_greehan@mastercard.com


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