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Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company and Hyatt Hotels Open the
189-room Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi on Top Floors of the Capital Gate Building
Featuring the World's Furthest Leaning Tower

CHICAGO (December 21, 2011) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today announced the opening of Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi – located at the city’s premium business address on the top floors of the iconic Capital Gate building, which leans a record-breaking 18 degrees.

The hotel is strategically located adjacent to the thriving Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, within walking distance of the upmarket Embassy District and only 15 minutes from the international airport.

Occupying floors 18 to 33 of the Capital Gate building, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi offers 189 luxury guestrooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer sweeping, bird’s eye views of the Arabian Gulf and the city.

“Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is unique in its forward-thinking design and well-crafted hospitality approach,” said Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International, South West Asia. “The hotel was designed to cater to the individual traveler seeking indigenous experiences and the property offers many thoughtful features that executive travelers value today.”

“ADNEC is delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Hyatt to bring this landmark property to the Abu Dhabi market. Hyatt Capital Gate is well on its way to becoming a ‘must-visit’ for tourists and Abu Dhabi residents alike,” said Sanjay Tanna Director of Business Development and Investments of ADNEC. “The opening of the hotel further broadens the destination appeal of ADNEC for the business traveler.”

Design

Owned and developed by ADNEC, the Capital Gate tower, has already earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for its 18 degree lean - more than four times that of the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The impressive architectural feats that define the Capital Gate building are combined with elegant interior design concepts to create a uniquely refined guest experience. While standing at the outer periphery of a guestroom, guests feel as though they are floating in mid-air since they cannot see the ground directly below them. The inner atrium provides a view to the sky and draws natural light into the core of the building.

Guestrooms and Suites

Designed to be stylish, welcoming and a calm retreat in the city, each guestroom is unique with its own configuration and size giving guests the experience of staying in a “new” room each time they check-in to the hotel.

Guestrooms have an open plan with seamless living, sleeping and bathing areas, which help to make the room feel spacious and welcoming. The rooms are designed with a careful selection of muted earth tones and natural textures. Rough, natural stone is contrasted with smooth Cappuccino marble from Turkey, while olive Zebrano wood millwork from Africa is combined with grass effect panels in a soft color palette.

The guestrooms and suites offer features for business travelers, such as high-speed wired and wireless Internet, spacious work areas, easy-to-use clocks, and power outlets at desk level. Rain showers and separate oval bath tubs will make the hectic business day feel a million miles away, while guests who stay in the hotel’s suites can relax and take in the view from luxury infinity baths providing a private, spacious escape.

Dining

The hotel’s signature restaurant, 18˚ (degrees), is an ideal location to experience the intriguing flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean while taking in eagle’s eye views of Abu Dhabi city and its coastline. Using locally sourced produce and simple, fresh flavors, the three show kitchens and interactive counters add to the theatrical “mise en scene” of the restaurant.

The Lounge is a refined destination for the local and international business elite, and discerning residents of the capital. An eclectic spread of premium teas, coffees, fresh pastries and snacks are available in comfortable lounge-style seating or the more intimate library area.

Located on the ground floor, Profiterole caters to the adjacent exhibition center and the executive office floors located within the Capital Gate building. Profiterole offers a unique à la carte menu that revolves around small baked pastries with sweet or savory fillings.

For something more intimate, the sleek, contemporary bar Privé serves premium beverages and gourmet tapas, ideal for the casual meeting or for unwinding after work with business associates.

Meetings & Events

Within the hotel, four exclusive state-of-the-art Salons (boardrooms) are available to host private meetings, while Privé can be used as a breakout venue for refreshments or casual light lunches. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer natural daylight, while the latest technology and experienced associates ensure every event is a resounding success. In addition, the adjacent ADNEC offers 19 meeting rooms, two conference rooms, a large banquet hall and 785,000 square feet of interconnected exhibition space.

Spa and Fitness Center

Rayana Spa, Abu Dhabi’s only “sky spa,” is perched on the 19th floor of the hotel and features unsurpassed views of the city. Rayana Rituals -- holistic treatments designed to instil power, beauty and energy – are offered by experienced therapists in suites filled with natural light.

Rayana Spa is complemented by a fitness center equipped with modern cardio and resistance machines, a sun terrace, an outdoor cantilevered swimming pool and a whirlpool.

City Activities

Abu Dhabi is known as the cultural and sporting center of the UAE. Activities in the destination can range from a heart-pounding drive in a F1 car at Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World, to a round of golf on one of the world-class championship courses nearby. For a more cultural experience, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is nearby.

The opening of Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi follows the November 1, 2011 opening of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. The resort is an exclusive sanctuary of contemporary luxury located on Saadiyat Island.

More information on Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is available at abudhabi.capitalgate.hyatt.com.

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 Summerfield Suites is being rebranded as Hyatt House™. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences™ and Hyatt Vacation Club™, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence Club™. As of September 30, 2011, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 478 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.



Contact:

Katie Rackoff
Director of Corporate Communications
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
+1 312 780 5361
katie.rackoff@hyatt.com

Yasmin D. Poonegar
Director of Corporate Communications
Hyatt International, South West Asia
+971 50 1891 262
yasmin.poonegar@hyatt.com



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