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Hyatt Place™ Development Pace Accelerates in 2007;
86 Projects Increase System to Over 200 Hotels


CHICAGO - January 29, 2008 - Further demonstrating its position as the ‘category killer’ upscale select service brand, Hyatt today announced that it approved a total of 86 new Hyatt Place hotels to date. These new projects, which include the first new-build Hyatt Place hotels in New Mexico, Missouri and Ohio, bring the total number of new build Hyatt Place projects open and under development to over 200 hotels. 
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Hyatt Place Prototype 
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“Based on the 100+ Hyatt Place hotels currently open and operating, we’re confident the combination of comfortable amenities, Hyatt-quality service and adaptability in multiple markets will continue to stimulate demand in a variety of urban and suburban areas,” said Jim Abrahamson, Hyatt’s head of development for the Americas. “Thanks to the success of our hotels we have a substantial advantage over our competitors because developers have been able to experience the brand firsthand and see the concrete and impressive guest satisfaction scores, occupancy levels and ADR.” 

Hyatt Place will add the following locations to its portfolio: 

NORTH     

  • Illinois:   Hyatt Place Chicago/Buffalo Grove 
  • Michigan:   Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown 
  • Missouri:   Hyatt Place St. Louis/Richmond Heights 
  • Ohio:   Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Kenwood 
  • Wisconsin:   Hyatt Place Madison-West/Middleton 
SOUTH   
  • Alabama:   Hyatt Place Huntsville 
  • North Carolina:   Hyatt Place Raleigh/Downtown, Hyatt Place Wilmington 
  • Tennessee:   Hyatt Place Chattanooga 
  • Texas:   Hyatt Place Austin Airport, Hyatt Place Austin-North, Hyatt Place Houston/Medical Center, Hyatt Place San Antonio-North 
EAST   
  • New Jersey:   Hyatt Place Ewing/Scotch Road 
  • New York:   Hyatt Place New York/33 Beekman St., Hyatt Place New York/52nd Street 
  • Virginia:   Hyatt Place Fairfax Corner, Hyatt Place Richmond Airport 
WEST   
  • California:   Hyatt Place Vista/Carlsbad 
  • New Mexico:   Hyatt Place Santa Fe 
  • Utah: Hyatt   Place Salt Lake City/Downtown 


In addition to the newly approved locations listed above, new build Hyatt Place hotels are being developed in the following cities: 
 
 

Alaska 
Anchorage 
  
Alabama 
Birmingham/Downtown 
Mobile 
  
Arizona 
Glendale 
Phoenix/Avondale 
Phoenix/Gilbert 
Phoenix/Mesa 
  
California 
Fresno 
Riverside/Downtown 
San Francisco/Airport 
Sacramento/Davis 
Sacramento/Roseville 
  
Colorado 
Denver/Westminster 
  
Connecticut 
Uncasville 
  
Florida 
Boca Raton 
Bonita Springs 
Dania Beach 
Jacksonville/Airport 
Orlando/Lake Mary 
Sarasota/Airport 
Tampa/Brandon 
West Palm Beach 
  
Illinois 
Chicago/Downtown 
Chicago/Northbrook 
Chicago/Warrenville 
Rockford 
  
 
Indiana 
South Bend/Mishawaka 

Kentucky 
Covington/Downtown 
Lexington 
  
Louisiana 
Covington 
Lafayette 
  
Maryland 
Arundel Preserve 
Baltimore/Downtown 
Baltimore/White Marsh 
  
Michigan 
Detroit/Novi 
Grand Rapids/Wyoming

Mississippi 
Jackson/Madison 
Tupelo 
  
New York 
Long Island/Garden City 
New York City 
Saratoga Springs/Malta 
  
Nevada 
Las Vegas/Green Valley 
Las Vegas/Henderson 
Reno/Airport 
  
North Carolina 
Concord 
Raleigh/West 
  

  
 

Ontario, Canada 
Barrie 
Niagara Falls 
Toronto/Airport 

Oregon 
Portland/Airport 
  
Pennsylvania 
Bethlehem 
Pittsburgh 
  
South Carolina 
North Charleston (2) 
  
Tennessee 
Memphis/Germantown 
  
Texas 
Dallas/Garland 
Houston/Energy Corridor 
  
Utah 
Salt Lake City/Airport 
  
Virginia 
Chesapeake 
Fredericksburg 
Herndon 
Landsdowne 
Williamsburg 
  
Washington 
Seattle-South 
  
Wisconsin 
Madison 
Milwaukee 

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. 

Similar to what travelers might experience at home, guests can take advantage of free Wi-Fi access, stretch out on the eight-foot Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper or work at an oversized desk in an ergonomic chair. They can also catch the evening news, the big game or the latest feature movies on the 42-inch flat panel, high-definition television offering 11 channels of high-definition programming in addition to an already impressive channel selection. Hyatt Place guests will also have access to DIRECTV® Sports, which includes NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ and NBA LEAGUE PASSSM as well as other professional and college sports programming. Hyatt Place guests can stay connected through the innovative Hyatt Plug Panel™, which allows guests to connect their own entertainment media to the high-definition TV, including laptops, MP3 players, DVD players or any other portable device. The signature Hyatt Grand Bed™ also ensures guests can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the bedroom area. 

Hyatt Place hotels also feature the Gallery, an innovative welcoming arrival area where guests are personally greeted by the Gallery Host who assists guests with everything from check-in to providing personal tours of the hotel. 

In the Gallery, guests will also find a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café and bakery, free Wi-Fi, a TV den and an e-room with free access to public computers and a printer. Guests at Hyatt Place may purchase signature hot breakfast entrées along with Starbucks® specialty coffees or enjoy a free continental breakfast. Hyatt Place also offers a variety of freshly prepared, café quality items, including made-to-order entrées, sandwiches, soups, salads and pizza which guests can order 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a touch screen menu in the Guest Kitchen or from the Gallery Host. 

To help guests stay physically and mentally productive, they can also utilize the hotel’s swimming pool or StayFit@Hyatt gym featuring state-of-the-art Life Fitness® equipment. 

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

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 March 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 Global Hyatt Corporation 
Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, offers today’s travelers more than 750 hotels and resorts (more than 140,000 rooms) in more than 45 countries. The company’s affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt-branded hotels and resorts under Park Hyatt™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Resorts™, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brands, as well as the company’s newest global luxury brand, Andaz™, which recently opened its first property in London. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operator of 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 on to www.hyatt.com. 

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Contact:

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

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Also See: Hyatt Corp. Ready to Spend $175 million to Transform Many of the 146 AmeriSuites into a Sleek, Tech-centric Hyatt Place Branded Mid Price Product / October 2005
Hyatt Corporation Will Purchase the 143-unit AmeriSuites Chain from Affiliates of The Blackstone Group; Plans to Invest $150 million to Create New Brand Headed by Jim Abrahamson and Mike Leven / December 2004
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