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Dec 28, 2005

Victor Lopez has been promoted to senior vice
president of development for Hyatt Corporation. In his new role, Mr. Lopez will focus on
international acquisition and development primarily in Latin America and Caribbean. He will report
to Michael Shindler, senior vice president, development for Hyatt International

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Dec 19, 2005
First New Property in Downtown Aspen in Over 10 Years

With a prime location, nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, one block from the gondola, Hyatt Grand Aspen Resort opened December 17, 2005 as the first purpose-built luxury fractional ownership opportunity in downtown Aspen.

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Dec 15, 2005
Hyatt’s Repositioning of Westin Santa Clara as Hyatt Regency Santa Clara to Include Immediate $10 Million Renovation

Global Hyatt Corporation announced today that it has acquired the 505­room Westin Santa Clara from an affiliate of Strategic Hotel Capital, LLC. Effective immediately, Hyatt assumes management of the property and has rebranded and repositioned the hotel as Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and will promptly begin a $10 million dollar renovation of guestrooms, lobby area and meeting space. Joining Hyatt San Jose in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara becomes Hyatt’s 27in the state and 215property worldwide.

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Dec 5, 2005
Park Hyatt Hotels Unveils New Wedding and Anniversary Promotion

December 5, 2005 – Park Hyatt Hotels is offering soon-­to-­be newlyweds a special proposal that will make them swoon – celebrate their wedding at a Park Hyatt, and the first anniversary (or a romantic weekend getaway) is on the hotel – at any Park Hyatt or Hyatt Resort worldwide.

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Dec 1, 2005
Site Features Sharpened Search Function, Revealing Photography and Virtual Tours, and Enhanced Room and Service Descriptions

CHICAGO—December 1, 2005—Global Hyatt Corporation has announced the new-look of Hyatt.com, giving travelers a more productive online experience for researching and booking Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide.

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Dec 1, 2005
Addition of Upscale Extended Stay brand continues Hyatt’s growth

Chicago­ based Global Hyatt Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the upscale extended stay brand and franchise system of 21 Summerfield Suites branded hotels and acquire 6 owned Summerfield Suites hotels from partnerships between affiliates of The Blackstone Group, the Gencom Group and Lehman Brothers. The contract closing is scheduled for early January 2006.

 

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Nov 25, 2005

Washington, DC, November 21, 2005 – Park Hyatt Washington closed its doors on August 1 and is set to reopen next spring as a brand-­new luxury hotel unlike any other in the nation’s capital.

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Nov 22, 2005

PARIS—November 22, 2005—Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is proud to announce its standing as
the #1 Hotel in Paris and in Europe and the #2 Hotel in the World in Institutional Investor’s
World’s Best Hotels Poll, an annual survey in its 25th year.

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Nov 11, 2005

­­Global Hyatt Corporation would like to express again its deepest sympathies to all of the victims of the November 9, 2005 terrorist attacks in Jordan. We are working with the owners of Grand Hyatt Amman to provide support to those guests and employees injured or otherwise affected by the attack, as well as the families of those victims. Steps we are taking to that end include assistance with medical expenses and grief counseling. Senior Hyatt executives have arrived in Amman to personally oversee these efforts.

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Nov 7, 2005
Hyatt Gold Passport Points Awarded for Holiday Stay

When visiting family and friends this holiday season, take advantage of great rates at 143 AmeriSuites nationwide and receive 500 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points.

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Nov 3, 2005
High Quality Cardio and Strength-training Equipment and Fitness Concierge, Combined with an Exclusive YogaAway™ Curriculum Encourage “Survival of the Fittest” on the Road

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced StayFit@Hyatt –a dynamic selection of workout programs that cater to fitness-conscious business and leisure travelers staying at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts across North America and the Caribbean. Throughout Hyatt’s upscale hotels, travelers can expect the latest in cardio and strength equipment, exercise programs, and knowledgeable support staff on-site.

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Oct 31, 2005
$10 Million Update of Guestrooms and Lobby; Wireless Internet Now Available in Guestrooms and Public Spaces Throughout Hotel

Hyatt Regency Wind Watch unveiled the completion of its $10.2 million renovation campaign today, making it one of the premier properties on Long Island.

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Sep 28, 2005
Industry Veterans Leading Rebranding Efforts

CHICAGO, September 28th, 2005­­ - Global Hyatt Corporation’s president, Douglas G. Geoga, recently announced the appointment of several key executives to lead operations, finance, sales, design, owner relations and human resources efforts for Select Hotels Group, the parent company of AmeriSuites, Hyatt’s first upscale limited service brand.

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Sep 28, 2005
New Global Hyatt Brand Embraces Design, Next Generation Technology and Elements of Sensory Branding for “Select Service” Guest

Chicago, September 28th, 2005 – Hyatt Place, Global Hyatt Corporation’s new entry into the select service segment, is releasing more details and unveiling the first prototype guest room featuring the exciting design elements of the new product.

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Sep 1, 2005

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

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Sep 1, 2005
Celebratory Live Auction Featuring Porsche Boxster Giveaway at Hyatt Regency Chicago on November 29, 2005 to benefit American Red Cross Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Relief Funds

Beginning November 30, 2005, Hyatt Gold Passport® members will be able to redeem their points for incomparable experiences through online auctions at goldpassport.com.

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Aug 26, 2005

Jim Abrahamson, senior vice president of acquisitions and development for Hyatt Corporation, announced the appointment of several key executives to lead operations, finance, sales, design, owner relations and human resources efforts for Hyatt Place, Hyatt’s first upscale select service brand.

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Aug 24, 2005
World-Renown Home to Heads of State, Hollywood Celebrities and one of the Country’s Top Meeting Destinations to be Managed as Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Global Hyatt Corp. and Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to acquire the 728­room Century Plaza Hotel & Spa located in Century City, California, on Los Angeles’ chic Westside. Sunstone has agreed to acquire the hotel for approximately $293 million before expenses and renovation costs. Following close of the transaction in the fourth quarter of this year, the property will be repositioned and rebranded as Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and will immediately begin a $22.5 million renovation that will include guest rooms, common space and the addition of a Regency level and Hyatt Regency Club.

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Aug 19, 2005
Hyatt Gold Passport’s Global Promotion Provides Free Time for Loyal Guests To See the World

CHICAGO—August 19, 2005—In response to overwhelming demand from Hyatt’s Gold Passport® members to “bring back Faster Free Nights!,” Hyatt has again teamed up with MasterCard® to resurrect its popular global promotion.

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Aug 11, 2005
Business Hotel and Conference Center Is Part of New Eight-Acre Mixed-Use Development Along Waterfront of Trinidad and Tobago’s Capital City

Chicago­-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that it will manage the 428-­room Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Aug 10, 2005

CHICAGO (August 10, 2005) – Following the acquisition of the AmeriSuites hotel chain in early January 2005, senior executives and design teams at Global Hyatt Corp. along with industry leading...

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Jul 1, 2005
Luxury Hotel Offers Direct Access to Airport’s New International Terminal and Skylink

Grand Hyatt DFW opened on July 1st, 2005 with a special ribbon­cutting ceremony and patriotic­themed grand opening celebration. The 12­story, 298­room hotel adjoins the new International Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and marks both the first Grand Hyatt to be located at an airport and the first to be built in Texas. DFW International Airport owns the hotel, and Chicago­based Hyatt Hotels Corporation manages the property for the Airport.

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Jun 28, 2005
Argentina’s Cool Capital Heats Up With Park Hyatt’s Newest Address

BUENOS AIRES, June 28, 2005 – With the May 2006 opening of Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, the city that has been called the “Paris of South America” will welcome a new level of luxury, sophistication and elegance.

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Jun 13, 2005
Award-winning hotel is re-branded as Grand Hyatt

POIPU, KAUAI, HI – June 13, 2005 - ­Following a multi­-million dollar renovation of its guestrooms and suites, meeting space and public areas, Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa will be converted to Grand Hyatt Kaua`i Resort and Spa.

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Jun 10, 2005
Adjacent to Convention Center, Hotel will be Third Hyatt in San Antonio Area

SAN ANTONIO, TX -June 10, 2005 – A groundbreaking ceremony held today signaled the beginning of construction on the 1,000-room Grand Hyatt hotel that will be adjacent to the convention center in downtown San Antonio along the Riverwalk.

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