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Hyatt’s Award-Winning HyattPure Spas Offer Guests an Authentic, Indigenous Spa Experience

CHICAGO, IL—October 3, 2006 – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce today that six of its properties – Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Park Hyatt Toronto and I.Sawan Residential Spa & Club at Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok – have been honored by Travel + Leisure’s 11th annual World’s Best Spa poll. This esteemed accolade, given by the readers of Travel + Leisure, is a true mark of excellence in the industry.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for each property and the recently developed HyattPure brand,” said Gordon Tareta, assistant vice president of spa operations for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “Each of our properties holds true to the HyattPure Promise, which serves as a guarantee that our facilities around the world offer an extensive array of treatment therapies that leverage both age-old and modern techniques, and are deeply rooted in the local culture.”

Hyatt Resorts’ three Hawaiian properties ranked in the Top 10 Hotel Spas in Hawaii with Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa ranked third, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa ranked fifth and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa ranked tenth. Hyatt had more properties on the top 10 Hawaiian spas list than any other hotel chain. All three resorts offer distinctive treatments rooted in the Hawaiian culture including the Kaanapali Salt Glow offered at Spa Moana at the Hyatt Regency Maui and the lomi-lomi massage offered at the Na Ho’ola Spa at Hyatt Regency Waikiki. To further enhance the guest experience the ANARA spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai will complete renovations in early 2007.

Tamaya Mist at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, located in Santa Ana Pueblo, was the only property in the state of New Mexico to make the top 25 hotel spas in the U.S. This unique spa offers a calming and rejuvenating menu of services based in the traditions of the Tamayame, including Ancient Drumming where guests are massaged with mud and chilis from a local mountain and the therapist drums to help alleviate stress.

Park Hyatt Toronto was honored as one of the top five hotel spas in this year’s poll. In conjunction with Travel + Leisure, the spa will offer a special for readers entitling them to a complimentary Stillwater Relax Kit – a stress-relief scalp treatment, aromatherapy candle, bath salts, body cream, and relaxation tips – for magazine readers who book a 60-minute Stillwater Do Cho Massage during the month of October.

I.Sawan Residential Spa & Club at the Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok was named to the Ten to Watch list. I.Sawan brings to life the unique residential spa philosophy, pioneered by Hyatt International, where guestrooms double as spa suites, thus eliminating the need for guests to move from room to room between treatments while providing an unparalleled level of privacy. The properties named to this list are new properties chosen by the editors of the magazine that they expect to see on the list in the future.

Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual World’s Best Spa readers’ poll appears in the October issue of the magazine and is currently on newsstands. In order to be eligible for the World’s Best Awards, spas must receive not only high marks but also a minimum number of reader evaluations

About Global Hyatt Corporation
There are 217 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 38 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 13 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 www.hyatt.com

For further information:

Lauren Cohen
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
(312) 780-5706