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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HYATT ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A HYATT HOTEL IN MONTEVIDEO

Hyatt Montevideo will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uruguay

CHICAGO (October 2, 2012) Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Dilony S.A. for a new Hyatt hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay. Hyatt Montevideo will mark the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uruguay, bringing the total number of announced Hyatt-branded hotels under development in Latin America to 14.

“We are excited to work with Dilony S.A. on the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uruguay,” said Pat McCudden, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “This project is an important step in our broader plans to establish Hyatt properties in all of the major gateway and capital cities in Latin America, and we believe that the Hyatt brand and the excellent location of the hotel in Montevideo will have strong appeal to business and leisure travelers visiting the region.”

Expected to open in 2015, Hyatt Montevideo will be situated along the Rambla Republica del Peru, a major thoroughfare along the coastline of Montevideo. Located in the city’s Pocitos neighborhood, the hotel will be in close proximity to many of area’s business and leisure districts, including Ciudad Vieja, the World Trade Center and the Montevideo Shopping Center. Additionally, Carrasco International Airport is easily accessible from the hotel.

Hyatt Montevideo will offer 167 guestrooms, including 14 suites, which will range in size from 484 sq ft (45 sq m) to 861 sq ft (80 sq m). The hotel will also offer an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and more than 6,200 sq ft (585 sq m) of meeting and event space.

“We are pleased to work with Hyatt on the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uruguay,” said Arq. Daniel Weiss, President of Dilony S.A. and Director of Weiss Sztryk Weiss, the developer group. “We appreciate Hyatt’s commitment to providing authentic hospitality to its guests, and we believe Hyatt Montevideo’s excellent location along the Rambla and the sea coast will deliver an exceptional hospitality experience to guests visiting Montevideo.”

For more information, please visit www.hyattdevelopment.com.

About Hyatt

Hyatt hotels are smaller-sized properties conveniently located in proximity to diverse business and leisure areas. With hotels typically ranging from 150 to 350 rooms, Hyatt hotels offer guests the opportunity to experience our hospitality in a vibrant environment. Customers include individual business and leisure travelers, and Hyatt hotels can accommodate smaller scale business meetings and social gatherings.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt House is changing its brand identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of June 30, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 492 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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