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Hyatt Gold Passport® Members Earn and Redeem Free Nights at Summerfield Suites
Introductory Bonus Points Offer Creates Instant Free-Night Opportunity

Hyatt Gold Passport members can now earn and redeem free nights at Summerfield Suites. Acquired by Global Hyatt Corporation in January 2006, Summerfield Suites includes 21 upscale extended stay properties in the United States. Summerfield Suites’ participation in the Hyatt Gold Passport program brings the total number of locations where members can earn and redeem free nights to 470 worldwide.

“We anticipate that Hyatt Gold Passport members will embrace the integration of Summerfield Suites because the brand adds significant value to the Hyatt Gold Passport program,” said Amy Weyman, vice president of marketing, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “In addition to our members having more opportunities to earn and enjoy free nights, they will experience the high-quality, extended stay products and services from which Summerfield Suites has built an excellent reputation.”

Featuring one and two bedroom suites, Summerfield Suites caters to business travelers in transition or on extended business trips. The properties are situated in key business areas throughout the U.S. and offer in-room business centers designed for the traveling professional. For every eligible stay at Summerfield Suites, Hyatt Gold Passport members earn three points per dollar on every eligible room rate or 300 miles with one of eight participating airline partners. Members can redeem free nights at Summerfield Suites with no blackout dates or minimum length of stay requirements for 3,000 points per night.

Bonus Points Offer Is Enough For Free Night at Summerfield Suites

From now through June 30, 2006, current Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn 3,000 bonus points, the equivalent of a free night at Summerfield Suites, on their first stay at one of 21 U.S. locations. Current members must register for the promotion by calling 1-800-30-HYATT or by visiting In addition, new Hyatt Gold Passport members enrolling at Summerfield Suites hotels or on will be automatically registered to earn 1,500 bonus points on each of their first two stays through June 30, 2006.


About Hyatt Gold Passport

Launched in 1987, Hyatt Gold Passport was created to give loyal guests points per eligible dollar spent at Hyatt to use towards free nights. Members may choose airline miles from 32 participating partners instead of points and earn 500 miles toward free flights with participating airlines. Members may also earn 300 Gold Passport points when renting from Avis or Sixt Rent-a-Car (Europe only). A Hyatt stay is not required. When staying at Hyatt’s partner hotel properties, AmeriSuites, Summerfield Suites and Hawthorn Suites, members will receive three Hyatt Gold Passport points per dollar spent on every eligible suite rate or 300 miles with one of the following airline partners: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines®, Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines®, Southwest Airlines ® (0.5 credits), United® or US Airways®. Members may redeem Hyatt Gold Passport points for free night awards at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide, AmeriSuites, Summerfield Suites and Hawthorn Suites. Members may also redeem points for an upgrade to a Regency /Grand Club room or a suite at Hyatt.

Members may book most free night awards online at or by calling 1-800-30-HYATT.

About Global Hyatt

There are 215 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 30 Hyatt hotels and resorts under

development, including 11 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).

From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto

For further information:

Jamie Izaks
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
(312) 780-5701