SOURCE: Hyatt Hotels Corporation

November 15, 2005 17:53 ET

Hyatt Launches New Gift Card Program

Hyatt Gift Cards Sold in Retail Outlets, Hyatt Hotels and on Hyatt.com

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the launch of Hyatt® Gift Cards, now available for purchase at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean as well as retail outlets including Staples and Kroger stores nationwide.

Consumers may now purchase Hyatt Gift Cards for friends, family, co-workers or loved ones in dollar amounts up to $500 in value. The gift cards can be used towards overnight stays and Hyatt operated hotel services charged to the guestroom including spa treatments, rounds of golf, and more. Also, gift cards can be used towards any of Hyatt's award-winning restaurants.

Beginning November 23, 2005, Hyatt Gift Cards will also be available for purchase on-line through Hyatt.com. Hyatt Gift Cards are pre-purchased cards with a specific dollar amount that can be spent at any given time towards a variety of services at participating Hyatt hotels & Resorts in the U.S., Caribbean and Canada. Value on the card can be used towards multiple Hyatt stays or services until card balance is fulfilled.

About Hyatt

There are 213 Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 44 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Grand Hyatt® and Park Hyatt® brands. Currently, there are an additional 29 Hyatt Hotels &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 renovated and repositioned under the new Hyatt Place™ select service brand in 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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