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CHICAGO - ­June 18, 2007 ­- Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce it will donate five percent of all Hyatt.com gift card purchases from June 1 - ­July 31 to the Make-­A­-Wish Foundation. These contributions are part of Hyatt’s ongoing partnership with the Make­-A-­Wish Foundation and will support its efforts to grant the wishes of children with life­-threatening medical conditions.

Since Hyatt’s partnership with the Make-­A-­Wish Foundation began in May 2006, Hyatt properties have had the opportunity to grant many creative and unique wishes worldwide. For example, a 13-­year­-old girl diagnosed with a life-­threatening heart condition, seizure disorder and scoliosis fulfilled her dream of being a lifeguard for a day when the staff at Hyatt Regency Maui arranged for her to be “on duty” at the hotel’s lush pools, set on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Armed with her whistle and sun block, she kept a watchful eye to ensure the safety of the swimmer’s at the pool. While in Maui, she and her family also enjoyed a submarine tour, attended a luau and went horseback riding on a nearby ranch.

Hyatt guests can be part of granting magical wishes like these by purchasing Hyatt gift cards, which are perfect gifts for any occasion. They are available in denominations from $25 to $500 and can be used for anything from rejuvenating spa visits, award-­winning dining and even a night’s stay. Hyatt gift cards, which do not expire, can be applied toward any eligible purchases at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and participating affiliates in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. For questions regarding Hyatt gift cards or for complete terms and conditions, call (866) 784­-0540 or visit Hyatt.com.

Global Hyatt Corporation
Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers over 735 hotels and resorts (over 136,000 rooms) in more than 44 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt branded hotels and resorts under the Park Hyatt™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Resorts™, Hyatt™, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brands. In April 2007, Hyatt launched its newest global brand, Andaz™. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of the Hyatt Vacation Club and fractional residential properties 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.

About the Make-­A-Wish Foundation®
The Make­-A-­Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life­-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring people helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-­granting charity in the world, with 69 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make­-A­-Wish Foundation grants more than 12,600 wishes a year and has granted more than 150,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make­-A­-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®

For further information:

Lauren Cohen
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Tel: + 312 780 5706