SOURCE: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

November 09, 2006 11:13 ET

Faster Free Nights Is Back to Award Free Nights at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Worldwide

Guests Earn Unlimited Free Nights Through Hyatt Gold Passport's Faster Free Nights™ Promotion With MasterCard®

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2006 -- Back by popular demand, Hyatt has re-launched the highly acclaimed Faster Free Nights promotion in partnership with MasterCard Worldwide. The Faster Free Nights promotion allows Hyatt Gold Passport® members around the world to earn unlimited free nights at participating Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide when they pay for their stays with any MasterCard card from November 1, 2006-January 31, 2007.

Often touted as the best hotel promotion in the industry, Faster Free Nights awards Hyatt Gold Passport members a free night award after every two qualified stays when payment is made with any MasterCard card. Members can redeem their free nights from November 15, 2006 through March 31, 2007. These awards are earned in addition to the Hyatt Gold Passport points and exclusive services and benefits members can receive on each Hyatt stay.

"With Faster Free Nights, Hyatt Gold Passport members are thrilled to be able to use their free nights for leisure travel at our award-winning properties around the world," said Amy Weyman, vice president of marketing, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "Through our partnership with MasterCard, we make it even more enticing for guests to join Hyatt Gold Passport and start earning free nights."

"MasterCard is proud to team up with Hyatt to once again offer our cardholders such a tremendous reward simply for paying with their MasterCard cards," said Gareth Forsey, group executive, U.S. Commerce Development, MasterCard Worldwide. "Now travelers who stay at Hyatt on business can earn free nights at Hyatt hotels and resorts that can be spent with their families."

Participating in Faster Free Nights is simple, there is no limit to the number of free nights members can earn. Free nights can be redeemed easily at any participating Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide. To earn free nights travelers must be a Hyatt Gold Passport member. Current members must register to participate in Faster Free Nights in order to become eligible for the free nights. New members who join Hyatt Gold Passport during the promotion automatically become registered in the promotion. Registration is available online at www.goldpassport.com, by calling 1-800-51-Hyatt or through any worldwide reservation center.

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 www.hyatt.com

About MasterCard Worldwide

MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes close to 14 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard Worldwide serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to www.mastercardworldwide.com

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