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CHICAGO (October 3, 2011) – Meeting planners now have another reason to book their next meeting at a Hyatt hotel or resort in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. Through December 31, 2011, planners that book and hold a qualifying meeting at any participating Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, or Hyatt hotel will earn triple the rewards, including a 3% rebate off the master bill, or a 4% rebate off the bill at participating Hyatt resorts, complimentary Internet access in paid guestrooms, and triple Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points through the Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards™ program. Points can be used for exciting travel rewards, future meeting credits, and more.

To take advantage of this offer, planners may contact a Hyatt Sales Representative and reference code REWARDS.  Planners can also book meetings and view terms and conditions of this offer by visiting hyattmeetings.com/REWARDS.

Highlights of meeting spaces at new or renovated Hyatt hotels include:

  • Hyatt Regency Indianapolis recently completed a $19 million renovation, including a remodeling of its 9,400 square foot Regency Ballroom, which now features modern furnishings, rich wood and captivating colors to create a contemporary, elegant and functional venue space.
  • Finishing touches are being made to the $13 million renovation at Grand Hyatt DFW with an additional 10-person boardroom and a new art gallery-like feel to the pre-function space with modern furnishings and art pieces by Richard Bettinger.
  • Grand Hyatt New York’s new Gallery on Lex features 4,400 square feet of flexible meeting space that defies the traditional meeting venue. The space includes a long high-top communal table, cuisine preparation and display tables, as well as a full bar, all which help to build an open, social area that encourages mingling and creativity.
  • Boasting 200,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, which reopens its doors on October 19, will be the city’s premier meeting and convention hotel.

Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards

The Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards program is a simple way for planners to earn Gold Passport points redeemable for rooms, upgrades, miles, charitable donations, as well as credits for future Hyatt meetings or events. The program also allows planners to earn elite tier status. It is available around the world across all Hyatt brands – Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Summerfield Suites, and Andaz. Full program details and terms and conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport Planner Rewards program are available at http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/meetings/programs/planner-rewards.jsp. Additional information on Hyatt Gold Passport, including full terms and conditions of membership, is available at http://goldpassport.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 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 Residencesand Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence Club™. As of June 30, 2011, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 456 properties in 44 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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Jamie Zimmerman
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
+1 312 780 6070