SOURCE: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

June 06, 2005 14:01 ET

Hyatt Gold Passport Members Benefit From More Personalization and New Functionality at Goldpassport.com

1,000 Bonus Point Offer for Current Gold Passport Members

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- Hyatt Gold Passport members can now experience the improved functionality and innovative design enhancements of the new goldpassport.com. "We are excited to be providing Gold Passport members with a more personalized experience and greater online convenience," said Amy Weyman, vice president of marketing for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "Goldpassport.com allows Hyatt's most loyal customers to better realize the benefits of Gold Passport membership."

Beginning with the simplified login process, members will discover how goldpassport.com's new back-end technology provides for personalized and convenient online account management. For example, once logged on, a comprehensive summary instantly provides members with account details, including point balance, membership level, last stay information and future reservations. Further, throughout members' online experiences goldpassport.com delivers customized messages and offers based on member tier status, travel activity and personal travel preferences.

Gold Passport members can also utilize new functionality on the website to better plan their award travel. Using a new awards calculator, members can now easily compute how many points are needed for a specific award to their favorite destination. Additionally, Platinum and Diamond members can now redeem Passport Plus awards online to enjoy free nights, even when award inventory is sold out, for a 60 percent point premium.

Plus, now members can find special offers based on their interests and travel preferences using the "Special Offers" finder.

Update Now and Receive 1,000 Bonus Points

Hyatt is providing current Gold Passport members with the opportunity to earn 1,000 bonus points simply by updating their profile on goldpassport.com. All members have to do is click through an online tutorial of the new website. The 1,000 bonus points are available at goldpassport.com now through June 22, 2005.

About Hyatt

There are 212 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 27 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 10 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. (timeshare), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, Microtel and America's Best Inns).

In January 2005, Global Hyatt Corporation also added an additional 143 U.S. properties to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of the upscale, limited service AmeriSuites hotel chain. These properties will be repositioned and renamed under a new Hyatt brand by early 2006.

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.

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