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HYATT GIFT CARD PROGRAM EXTENDS TO HYATT PLACE® AND HYATT SUMMERFIELD SUITES®
Travelers Can Now Redeem Hyatt Gift Cards at More than 100 Hyatt Place and 20 Hyatt Summerfield Suites Locations in 33 states

    CHICAGO, IL – March 7, 2008 – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has broadened the Hyatt Gift Card program to include Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites, allowing guests to experience Hyatt’s renowned hospitality in more than 130 new locations throughout the U.S.

    The Hyatt Gift Card is an ideal gift for travelers and can be used as payment for a room, incidental charges, food and beverage, golf, and even spa treatments at all participating Hyatt properties.

    “Our guests’ responses to both Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites have been overwhelmingly positive and we’re thrilled Hyatt Gift Card holders can redeem their cards at more than 130 additional hotels,” said Alison Kal, vice president, marketing, Hyatt.

    Available in any denomination, the Hyatt Gift Cards are redeemable at participating locations throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean and can be purchased online at www.certificates.hyatt.com.

HYATT PLACE BACKGROUND

    Hyatt Place was inspired by the changing landscape of contemporary, multi-tasking business travelers, who have successfully adapted to today’s “24/7 lifestyle,” seamlessly merging personal and professional activities. To help guests achieve this, Hyatt Place offers an atmosphere of casual hospitality with a balanced mix of comfortable and functional amenities including:

  • Hyatt Grand Bed™ and Cozy Corner, an eight-foot sectional sofa-sleeper, in every guestroom
  • 42-inch flat panel, high-definition television offering an impressive channel selection that includes DIRECTV® Sports service in every guestroom
  • Hyatt Plug Panel™, which allows guests to plug their portable media devices directly into the television
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour Guest Kitchen that offers a variety of freshly prepared items, including made-to-order breakfast entrées, sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza and a complimentary continental breakfast
  • Coffee and wine bar serving Starbucks® specialty coffees and premium wine and beer
  • StayFit@Hyatt fitness center offering state-of-the-art Life Fitness® cardio equipment
  • An e-room offering complimentary Internet-accessible computers and a printer

    Travelers are raving about Hyatt Place hotels already open in and around Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Nashville, Washington, DC and Louisville. There will be 120 Hyatt Place hotels open by March 2008, including locations in Miami, Orlando and Detroit, in addition to other key business and leisure markets throughout the country.

HYATT SUMMERFIELD SUITES BACKGROUND

    Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels offer a mix of spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom guest suites focused on comfort and style. Every guest suite features a full kitchen specially designed to flow into the living area, allowing guests to enjoy a continuous brightly lit, open space. To make guests feel Hyatt Summerfield Suites is more like home, additional amenities include:

  • An Evening Social that takes place Monday through Thursday where guests can get to know fellow travelers while sampling complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres, soup and fresh mixed field greens
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet, served daily, featuring a rotating menu of items such as eggs, cinnamon French toast and freshly baked muffins served with an assortment of fresh fruit, juices and Starbucks® coffee
  • Complimentary grocery shopping services and a 24-hour Guest Market offering staple grocery items to help guests utilize their suite’s full kitchen
  • A Business Center offering complimentary Internet-accessible computers and a printer
  • StayFit@Hyatt fitness center offering state-of-the-art Life Fitness® cardio equipment
  • Indoor or outdoor pool and complimentary grill for guest use
  • Laundry services

There are 25 Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels already open in and around Miami, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Boston and Denver. There will be 30 hotels open by Q1 2008, with additional locations throughout Texas and Colorado.

About Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place, a new kind of Hyatt for today’s relaxed lifestyle, combines The Hyatt Touch® with stylish design, purposeful amenities and forward-thinking technology. Catering to today’s discerning travelers, 120 Hyatt Place hotels are to open across the U.S. by December 2008. Hyatt Place is a newly developed brand of Global Hyatt Corporation. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.hyattplace.com. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com.

About Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites is an upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotel offering travelers spacious, contemporary studio, one-and two-bedroom suites ideal for any length of stay. Guests will find an atmosphere that provides the sociability of a neighborhood with features such as complimentary full breakfast buffet and evening socials, a guest market, laundry facilities and Internet café. There are currently 25 Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels throughout the country with 30 hotels to be fully operational by March 2008 and many more are under development. Hyatt Summerfield Suites is a newly developed brand of Global Hyatt Corporation. For information or to make a reservation, call 866 XS HYATT (866-974-9288) or visit www.HyattSummerfieldSuites.com. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com.

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Amy Patti
Hyatt Corporation
(312) 780-5620
amy.patti@hyatt.com