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CHICAGO (March 15, 2011) – Hyatt Summerfield Suites announced today the launch of the Caribbean Cuisine Challenge, a recipe contest designed for grill masters and at-home chefs alike. Participants are asked to submit their original recipe to www.HSSSummerGrilling.com for a chance to win an iPad®, a one night stay at any Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotel, and the opportunity to have their dish featured at the 2011 Hyatt Summerfield Suites Summer Grilling Socials, which will transport guests’ taste buds to the Caribbean. This year’s Hyatt Summerfield Suites Summer Grilling Social events will take place every other Wednesday evening, June through August, and will give guests and associates a chance to mingle and enjoy a taste of summer.

Starting today, participants may submit their recipe to the Caribbean Cuisine Challenge at www.HSSSummerGrilling.com  through 11:59 p.m. (CT) on April 15, 2011 under one of four categories: protein appetizer, side salad, mocktail or dessert. One grand prize winner will be chosen in each category. Recipes will be evaluated by the Hyatt Summerfield Suites culinary team and will be judged on how budget-friendly the recipe is, taste, and ease of preparation. Entrants with the highest score in each category will win an iPad®, a one night stay at any Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotel, as well as the opportunity to have their winning dish featured on the 2011 Summer Grilling Social menu at Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels across the U.S. Participants can incorporate Caribbean-inspired ingredients into their dishes, including coconuts, plantains, shrimp, chili peppers, papaya and others which can be found at www.HSSSummerGrilling.com.

“We are delighted to once again offer our Summer Grilling Socials, and we are very excited to launch the first ever Caribbean Cuisine Challenge, enlisting the help of creative cooks everywhere to determine this year’s menu,” said John Vogelmeier, Director of Food and Beverage Operations for Hyatt Summerfield Suites. “We are confident that everyone will enjoy our island-inspired menu, and we hope that both guests and associates use the Summer Grilling Socials as an opportunity to get to know one another in a fun and relaxing environment.

To enter the Caribbean Cuisine Challenge and for complete official contest rules, please visit www.HSSSummerGrilling.com. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on April 15, 2011. Winners will be announced in early May at www.HSSSummerGrilling.com and Summer Grilling Socials at Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels will begin in June.

The Caribbean Cuisine Challenge is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are at least 18 years of age.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Void where prohibited. Total ARV of all prizes is $2,496. Apple is not affiliated with this contest.  iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.  Sponsor: Hyatt Corporation, 71 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL  60606.

About Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Hyatt Summerfield Suites are upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels 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 a complimentary full breakfast buffet, evening socials, a guest market, laundry facilities and a business center. For information or to make a reservation, call 866 XS HYATT (866-974-9288) or visit www.hyattsummerfieldsuites.com.

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of December 31, 2010, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 453 properties. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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Jamie Zimmerman
Hyatt Summerfield Suites