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Hyatt Announces Plans for New Hyatt Place Hotel in Costa Rica
Construction of new Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari to increase Hyatt’s brand presence in Central America

CHICAGO (October 24, 2019) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with Cariari Premium Outlets S.A. and affiliates for a new Hyatt Place hotel in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica. The 120-room Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari will be located less than one mile away from the recently opened Costa Rica Convention Center, in the heart of the country’s most important economic center.

With construction expected to begin in early 2020, Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari is projected to open in the second quarter of 2021, and will join the already open Hyatt Place San Jose Pinares and Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica. Known for its approachable service and uncomplicated experience, the Hyatt Place brand continues to increase its presence in Central America with hotels currently operating in Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras.

“We are thrilled to expand the brand’s footprint in Costa Rica with the development of this new Hyatt Place hotel,” said Camilo Bolaños, Vice President of Development and Real Estate – Latin America and Caribbean, Hyatt. “Hyatt Place hotels offer high-energy professionals who want to balance the priorities of work and life with elevated amenities and added conveniences that help guests do more. The proximity and connectivity to Costa Rica’s international airport and brand new Costa Rica Convention Center will set Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari apart and will ensure business travelers will get the most out of their stay.”

Heredia, a province located just six miles north of the country’s capital city, is considered an extension of San Jose’s Greater Metropolitan Area, home to one of Costa Rica’s largest universities and a variety of industrial and technology enterprises. Situated within Cariari 111 Tower, a mixed-use development located along one of Heredia’s main avenues, Vía Nacional 106, less than one mile (1.4 kilometers) from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari will offer access to a premier mix of industrial, financial and new commercial areas.

The Hyatt Place brand is rooted in extensive consumer insights indicating that guests seek stylish, comfortable experiences that accommodate their lifestyles and familiar routines. To embody this, the brand offers approachable hospitality and purposeful service in a smartly designed, contemporary environment.

For more information on Hyatt Place hotels, please visit www.hyattplace.com.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

ABOUT HYATT PLACE

Hyatt Place hotels combine style, innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create an easy to navigate experience for today’s multi-tasking traveler. Guests can enjoy thoughtfully designed guestrooms featuring distinct zones for sleep, work and play, and free flowing social spaces that offer seamless transitions from work to relaxation. With more than 300 locations globally, Hyatt Place hotels offer freshly prepared food around the clock, efficient service and differentiated experiences for World of Hyatt members. For more information, please visit hyattplace.com. Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #WhySettle.

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MEDIA CONTACT: 
Robert Martinez
Hyatt – Latin America and Caribbean 
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robert.martinez1@hyatt.com