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 Carlos Cabrera Named Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Florida and Caribbean for Hyatt Hotels Corporation

NAPLES, FLORIDA (January 19, 2006)- Carlos Cabrera has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Field Operations for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. In his new role, Mr. Cabrera is responsible for owner relations, financial performance and standardization of product and services in Hyatt's 12 hotels and resorts in Florida and three in the Caribbean. Mr. Cabrera reports to Chuck Floyd, executive vice president, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

In his most recent role as Vice President and Managing Director of Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Mr. Cabrera's principal responsibilities were overseeing the 450 room secluded tropical resort located in Bonita Springs, while assisting the Divisional Vice President with an additional nine Hyatt properties in Florida, as well as in the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico.

Prior to his position with Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Mr. Cabrera spent the previous 17 years in the Caribbean where he was responsible for directing Hyatt's high-end resorts.

During Mr. Cabrera's tenure with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, he has been instrumental in the openings of the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency San Antonio, the takeover and renovation of Hyatt Regency Cerromar Resort & Spa and Hyatt Dorado Beach and the opening general manager of the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino and Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.

He has served as Chairman of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau and Director of both the Aruba and Puerto Rico Hotel Associations. He was nominated five times for Hyatt's General Manager of the Year and was the winner in 1994. He was promoted to Managing Director in 1998 and Vice President of Hyatt Resorts Puerto Rico in 2000, assisting the Divisional Vice President of Resorts overseeing the Caribbean properties. Mr. Cabrera completed the $55 million renovation of the Hyatt Resorts in Puerto Rico and was involved in the development of the Hyatt Vacation Club (timeshare division) in Puerto Rico and numerous real estate projects on the grounds of the property.

In 2002, he was appointed by Florida Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Commission on Tourism, where he serves on the Board of Directors of Visit Florida. The same year, Cabrera was honored with the Estero Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year Award. He is also an active member of several area Chambers of Commerce as well as serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Gulf Coast University Resort & Hospitality Management Degree Program. In 2004, he was appointed as a member of the Lee County Tourist Development Council and most recently joined the Board of Directors of the Bonita Springs YMCA.

Mr. Cabrera and his wife, Lynn, have three daughters and reside in Naples, FL.


Emily Grubb
KWE Group, Inc.

Also See: Victor Lopez Promoted to Senior Vice President of Development for Hyatt Corporation / January 2006
Hyatt Starts Construction on 450-room Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort Located in Bonita Springs, Florida / Feb 2000

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