SOURCE: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

November 14, 2006 17:33 ET

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Now on Board With Amtrak

Amtrak Rail Passengers Can Now Earn Benefits at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has added Amtrak to its esteemed list of travel partners. Members of Amtrak Guest Rewards®, the rail company's frequent traveler program, can now earn up to 500 points for eligible Hyatt stays around the world.

Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system. Amtrak serves important Hyatt business destinations particularly within the Northeast corridor including Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and New York.

To celebrate the launch of this partnership, Amtrak Guest Rewards members can sign up for Hyatt Gold Passport® and earn double Amtrak Guest Rewards points for eligible Hyatt stays between December 10, 2006 and February 28, 2007, when they choose Amtrak points for their stay.

"We're thrilled to partner with Amtrak, the nation's hospitality leader in rail travel," said Amy Weyman, vice president of marketing, Hyatt Corporation. "As Amtrak serves destinations for our business and leisure travelers, this new partnership is a great complement to Hyatt's partnership roster rewarding guests for their loyalty."

"After listening to feedback from our members, we are pleased to be able to present the opportunity for our customers to earn Amtrak Guest Rewards points at Hyatt hotels and resorts," said Barbara Richardson, vice president of marketing and sales, Amtrak. "We know our Amtrak Guest Rewards members will receive a top quality hospitality experience whether they are traveling on business or leisure."

About Global Hyatt Corporation

There are 217 Hyatt branded hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Grand Hyatt® and Park Hyatt® brands. Currently, there are an additional 47 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 15 new hotels in China. Hyatt Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. operators of the Hyatt Vacation Club (timeshare and fractional residential product), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), Select Hotel Group L.L.C. (which owns, operates and franchises AmeriSuites hotels, Hyatt Place and Summerfield Suites hotels) and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, and Microtel Inns and Suites).

From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto

About Amtrak Guest Rewards

Amtrak Guest Rewards is one of the most flexible frequent traveler programs in the travel industry, enabling members to earn free Amtrak trips, airline miles, hotel stays, rental cars, retail gift certificates and more. Complete program details are available online at

About Amtrak

Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit

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