Hyatt Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality

  Hyatt Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality

    Company Earns Ninth Consecutive 100 Percent Rating on the Human Rights
                    Campaign 2013 Corporate Equality Index

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 15, 2012

Hyatt has been named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” after
receiving for the ninth consecutive year a 100 percent rating on the 2013
Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual report administered since 2002 by
the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is America’s largest lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.

The HRC’s CEI report provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S.
employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender employees.

Hyatt’s 100 percent rating includes perfect marks for the company’s protection
against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, parity
of health care benefits for domestic partners, diversity training, internal
resources for LGBT workers, and external support for the LGBT community.

The full CEI report is available online at and is the premiere
national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion.

“Enhancing and sustaining a positive work experience for our associates around
the world is our priority. We must be an inclusive company if we are going to
attract and retain diverse associates with the talent, energy and attitude to
create experience for guests that will make Hyatt their first hotel choice,”
said Robb Webb, chief human resources officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Hyatt was the first major hotel company to offer domestic partner benefits,
including changes to bereavement policies, which created FMLA-like benefits
for domestic partners not required under federal law at the time. Hyatt has
also included sexual orientation in its Equal Employment Opportunity policy
since 2000, and added gender identity in 2002. In summer 2012, Hyatt made a
statement in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Over the years, Hyatt has worked with other LGBT organizations, including the
International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance
Against Defamation, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and the
Point Foundation Chicago, among others.

Hyatt has also shown its support and commitment to LGBT associates through the
formation of HyPride, an employee networking group for members and supporters
of the LGBT community, which gives all Hyatt associates the opportunity to
have a voice within the company.

To celebrate LGBT Pride Month 2012, Hyatt teamed up with the Human Rights
Campaign to raise awareness of the organization’s mission and Hyatt’s
commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBT
associates and guests. Volunteers from HyPride joined HRC representatives
volunteering at seven Pride events across the country.

Last month, Hyatt associates across the United States joined HyPride to
celebrate and bring awareness to Spirit Day. Spirit Day, organized by the Gay
& Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), was started in 2010 by high
school student Brittany McMillan as a way to show support for LGBT youth and
to take a stand against bullying of such individuals. Hyatt supported its
participation of Spirit Day on Facebook and Twitter, and continues to team up
with GLAAD and its programs.

Hyatt has a long history of being a recognized leader in promoting and
nurturing a diverse workforce and it remains steadfastly committed to
diversity in the workplace.

About The Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness
and equality for all.

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 House^TM brand names and have locations on
six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation
subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences^TM and
Hyatt Residence Club^TM. As of September30, 2012, the Company's worldwide
portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries. For more information,
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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Katie Rackoff, +1 312 780 5361
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