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CHICAGO--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced it has named Malaika Myers as the company’s chief human resources officer. Myers will join Hyatt on September 5, 2017 and report to Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer.

“Malaika is an accomplished executive in every discipline of Human Resources and has established an impressive track record of achieving people-focused results,” said Hoplamazian. “Her passion for people and depth of experience in organizational and talent development will be paramount to delivering on our focused business strategy. Malaika shares our purpose-driven commitment to care, and I am confident she will be an outstanding asset in driving Hyatt to become the most preferred hospitality company.”

Myers assumes the role at Hyatt after serving in a similar capacity at Jarden Corporation and Arysta Life Science. Myers’ more than 25 year career also includes senior HR positions at Diageo and PepsiCo.

“I am excited to join Hyatt as the company celebrates its 60th anniversary to work alongside Mark and the executive team in helping to evolve the culture and continue supporting Hyatt’s more than 110,000 colleagues worldwide,” said Myers. “I have long admired Hyatt for its commitment to talent, and this role is a wonderful opportunity to join the Hyatt family in carrying forward that legacy of care.”

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 13 premier brands. As of March 31, 2017 the Company's portfolio included 708 properties in 56 countries. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Contact: Russin Royal

Russin.Royal@hyatt.com / +1 312 780 2918

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