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Asset Manager Rim Hospitality Adds Hyatt Flag to
the 155-room Vineyard Creek Hotel, Spa &
Conference Center, Santa Rosa, California


CHICAGO - July 16, 2004 -- Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today it is assuming management of the 155-room hotel located at the Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, Calif. - in the heart of Sonoma County, renowned for its world-class wine production. The hotel has been renamed Hyatt Vineyard Creek and offers a full service boutique hotel, spa, exquisite dining and conference center. The hotel, just over two years old, offers state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.

Rim Hospitality, based in Modesto, California, will continue to act as the asset manager for the hotel owner, Vineyard Creek, LLC. "We at Rim are confident that Hyatt's Conference Center experience will be the final piece that Hyatt Vineyard Creek will need to be Sonoma County's hotel market leader," said Mark Burden, Chief Executive Officer, Rim Hospitality. Hyatt Vineyard Creek will be Hyatt's 27th property in California and its 211th worldwide.

"Situated among picturesque vineyards and the historic Santa Rosa community, Hyatt Vineyard creek is a unique gem we are thrilled to add to our portfolio," said Ed Rabin, president, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Located in the heart of Santa Rosa's Historic Railroad Square, Hyatt Vineyard Creek is centrally located to the area's great shopping as well as world class dining, art galleries, and of course, hundreds of vineyards throughout the area. Sonoma 

Hyatt Vineyard Creek
(formerly Vineyard Creek Hotel, Spa
& Conference Center)
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, California
County is just 52 miles north of San Francisco. Charming guestrooms and suites offer a Mediterranean feel with extra-large bathrooms and luxurious amenities. In keeping with the exquisite dining reputation Northern California is known for, Hyatt Vineyard Creek boasts the Seafood Brasserie, a restaurant concept created by Master Chef and James Beard award winner, Philippe Boulot. The restaurant is currently operated under an agreement with McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant and is locally under the direction of General Manager Laura Mathews and Executive Chef Liz Ozanich. The cuisine is inspired by classic country French influences that incorporate only the freshest and finest Sonoma regional products and the best of Northern California seafood.

In addition to leisure travelers getting away to wine country, the hotel also caters to group and conference attendees with 18,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 36,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space. Guests can relax at the full service spa featuring deep tissue massages, aromatherapy, facials and more.

Hyatt Vineyard Creek offers guests a unique sculpture garden on the grounds with pieces commissioned by leading local artists. The large landscape areas and walkways make an ideal setting to relax and enjoy each piece. Large scale and an outdoor environment provide the best of all worlds.

Currently, there are 211 Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world. Hyatt Corporation and its affiliates manage, franchise or operate 122 hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Affiliates of Hyatt International Corporation manage, franchise or operate 89 hotels and resorts in 39 countries.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Lori Armon, 312-750-8069
Also See: Bank of America Appoints Rim Hospitality to Manage the Radisson Hotel in Union City, California / March 2003
Rim Hospitality Acquires Management Agreements for Four Hotels in San Francisco, San Jose, Dublin / March 2004
Rim Hospitality Uses Technology to Control Costs and Improve EBITDA at Hotels / May 2003

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