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Global Hyatt Corporation Appoints Robb Webb
Chief Human Resources Officer 
CHICAGO - July 19, 2007 - Global Hyatt President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hoplamazian today announced the appointment of Robb Webb as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this capacity Webb will assume leadership responsibility for all human resource initiatives across all of Global Hyatt’s full and select service brands worldwide, including Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. and U.S. Franchise Systems (USFS). 

Webb joins Global Hyatt from Citi where he was most recently Head of Global Service Delivery for Citi Employee Services. Prior to that, he held several senior human resources roles in the Citi Global Consumer Group. 

"I'm delighted to welcome Robb to Global Hyatt in this newly created role," said Hoplamazian. "Our plans for growth call for a coordinated human capital strategy across all Hyatt brands. Robb's experience in creating, acquiring and building consumer oriented franchises around the world aligns well with our plans,” he said. 

During the last 20 years, Webb has been responsible for all aspects of human resource strategy for financial institutions in more than twenty countries. He has worked and lived in Canada and Australia where he managed the integration of three companies, before returning to the United States where he served as Chief Administrative Officer for an international subsidiary of Citi. 

"The strength of the Hyatt brand and the focus on high growth markets provides a compelling opportunity for the company's human resources professionals," said Webb. "I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and to delivering the services required to support the achievement of Global Hyatt’s business plan," he said. 

Webb and his family will relocate to Chicago. 

About 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, AndazÔ. 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. 

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Contact:

Global Hyatt Corporation
Katie Meyer, 312-780-5711
katie.meyer@corphq.hyatt.com 

 

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Also See: Mark S. Hoplamazian Named President and CEO, Global Hyatt Corporation / December 2006
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