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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Abu Dhabi National Hotels Announce 2010 Opening of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) announce the signing of a management agreement for Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi.

To be located on the northern part of Saadiyat Island and surrounded by an 18-hole golf course, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi will boast a 5.5-mile (9 kilometer) stretch of pristine natural beach where guests can watch dolphins and visit the natural, turtle-nesting habitat on the island. When it is completed in 2010, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi will be the 34th hotel in the Park Hyatt portfolio, the third Park Hyatt property in the Middle East following Park Hyatt Dubai and Park Hyatt Jeddah, the fourth Hyatt hotel in the UAE, and the ninth Hyatt branded property in the region.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi will be located within the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island, which will also be home to the future Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museums.

“Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s fastest growing cities with many new developments on its way, making it poised to be a leading cultural, business, and leisure destination,” said Peter Fulton, managing director, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts – South West Asia International Operations. “We are very proud to be associated with ADNH, a leading hospitality group in the UAE, and we look forward to bringing a new level of luxury and elegance to the capital of the UAE.”

Occupying 18.5 acres (75,000 square meters), the ADNH Saadiyat Resort is expected to be fully completed by 2010 and will feature 270 spacious guest rooms with a minimum of 592 square feet (55sqm), 44 villas, a selection of world class restaurants, as well as exclusive facilities dedicated to conferences, events and recreation.

Signing the agreement on behalf of ADNH, His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri, Chairman of ADNH said: “We are extremely happy to partner with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts which is an internationally-known hospitality leader. Hyatt’s excellent reputation, expertise and resources will be critical in managing the resort on Saadiyat and we believe that the Park Hyatt property on the island will be a key addition to Saadiyat’s top of the range facilities for accommodation, leisure and entertainment and a vital addition to ADNH’s portfolio of high-end hotels and resorts.”

"Abu Dhabi is one of the world's tourism hotspots and shows a demonstrated commitment to culture, sport, and environmental sustainability," said Peter Norman, senior vice president Development & Acquisitions -Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts."By working closely with ADNH, we are confident that the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi will be very well received by both visitors and residents of the emirate who appreciate discreet luxury in a city-center location," Norman added.

About Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt hotels are intimate luxury hotels designed to cater to the discriminating individual seeking discreet, contemporary luxury. Currently boasting 22 properties in the world’s most exciting cities, with an additional 17 under development, the Park Hyatt portfolio promises incomparable design and architecture, beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, refined amenities and facilities and award-winning restaurants.

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About Global Hyatt Corporation

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 Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Abu Dhabi National Hotels was established more than 30 years ago and since then has grown in both size and diversity into a quality, broad-based hotel, tourism, transport and catering group. ADNH interests include a range of moderate to luxury hotels in addition to ADNH Travco, the company’s travel and tourism arm and its transportation business Al Ghazal. In addition, ADNH has a joint venture with the catering and services company Compass, covering its respective catering operations in the Middle East under the banner ADNH Compass. For further information about ADNH, please visit : www.adnh.com.

Katie Meyer
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Global Hyatt Corporation
+1 312 780 5711
katie.meyer@hyatt.com

Malene Rydahl
Director of Public Relations - Europe, Africa & Middle East
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
+33 1 53 45 28 38
malene.rydahl@hyatt.com


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