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Hyatt Signs Agreement with ASB Tanzania Ltd. to Manage
the 180-room Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam,
The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania


CHICAGO (August 12, 2011) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with ASB Tanzania Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albwardly Investments, to manage Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The city center hotel commenced operating as Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro on August 1, 2011.

Located in East Africa, just south of the equator along the Indian Ocean, Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro features180 rooms, including 18 suites, 2 restaurants and 3 bars, more than 900 square meters of meeting and event space, including a 400 meter ballroom and 9 banquet rooms, along with a spa, outdoor infinity pool and fitness center.

“The introduction of Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro expands the presence of the Hyatt brand to a key gateway city for Eastern Africa,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Europe, Africa, and Middle East.  Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro joins the existing Hyatt-branded hotels on the African continent: Hyatt Regency Casablanca in Morocco, Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa and Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, both in South Africa and Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh Resort and Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, both in Egypt.

“We are extremely pleased to have the world-renowned Hyatt brand on our landmark Kilimanjaro property in the Tanzanian capital. They share our vision for the future which is to achieve even higher standards within the hospitality industry,” said owner Ali Albwardy, the Chairman of ASB Tanzania Ltd.

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro is located on Kivukoni Street in the heart of the city, the largest in Tanzania, and has panoramic views of both the city and harbor, which is home to the country’s largest seaport. Originally built by the Tanzanian government in 1965, the hotel was purchased by its current owner in 2002 and underwent a $55 million dollar renovation, officially re-opening in 2005, since which time the hotel had been operating as The Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski.

“We are very happy to welcome Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro to the family of Hyatt-branded properties,” said Gebhard Rainer, managing director, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Europe, Africa, and Middle East. “The hotel’s terrific location and facilities should appeal to business and leisure travelers alike.”  Popular sites for travelers in Tanzania to visit include Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Ol DOnyo Lengai volcano.

There are currently more than 140 Hyatt Regency hotels around the world, with more than 25 additional under development.  Hyatt Regency hotels are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world.  Property range in size up to 2,000 rooms and feature intimate and large meeting spaces, as well as a full range of services and dining options tailored to serve the needs of conventions, business travelers and resort vacationers.

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 ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. 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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Contact:

Laurie Cole
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
(312) 780-5935
laurie.cole@hyatt.com

Malene Rydahl
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa, Middle East
33 1.53.45.28.38
malene.rydahl@hyatt.com



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