Hyatt Regency Qingdao Opens in China

  Hyatt Regency Qingdao Opens in China

Hotel opening marks the introduction of the first upscale urban resort with a
                    beachfront location in northern China

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 14, 2013

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt
Regency Qingdao, introducing the Hyatt Regency brand to China’s booming
coastal city in the Shandong province. Hyatt Regency Qingdao will be the first
upscale urban resort in northern China with an idyllic ocean setting.

Exterior of beachfront Hyatt Regency Qingdao in northern China (Photo:
Business Wire)

Exterior of beachfront Hyatt Regency Qingdao in northern China (Photo:
Business Wire)

Known as the “Pearl of the Yellow Sea,” Qingdao’s location on the Shandong
Peninsula, beside the Yellow Sea, is renowned for its natural scenery,
beautiful coastline and pleasant climate. It is also recognized as an
important economic hub and port city on China’s east coast. A popular tourism
destination full of history, visitors also flock to Qingdao to savor its
world-famous Tsingtao beer and delicious seafood. Qingdao was crowned China’s
Most Liveable City in 2011 by China Institute of City Competitiveness.

Ideally positioned for business and pleasure, Hyatt Regency Qingdao is located
in Laoshan district, Qingdao’s new business, commercial and entertainment
center. It has direct access to Shi Lao Ren Beach, a nearly two mile stretch
of yellow sand beachfront and azure waters.

“As the only upscale beachfront hotel in northern China, our urban resort
truly offers the best of city convenience and resort-style indulgence. We look
forward to bringing Hyatt’s world-class dining, hospitality and amenities to
the beautiful beach city of Qingdao,” says Anthony Ha, general manager of
Hyatt Regency Qingdao.

“The opening of Hyatt Regency in Qingdao, a popular gateway city, is a
significant milestone for us, as we continue to grow our brands in China in a
sustainable manner,” said Christopher Koehler, vice president of operations
for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in China. “We are very pleased to be able to offer
our signature brand of hospitality and unrivalled guest experience at Hyatt
Regency Qingdao and believe that this opening will underscore our commitment
to creating preference for Hyatt-branded hotels throughout China.”

Hyatt Regency Qingdao offers 439 guestrooms, including 25 suites. All rooms
feature views of the ocean or beach through floor-to-ceiling windows, set
against a backdrop of the magnificent Laoshan and Fushan mountains. High-tech
in-room amenities include a 42-inch LED flat-screen TV with cable/satellite
programming, as well as high-speed broadband and wireless Internet access.

The city’s most opulent VIP suites can also be found at Hyatt Regency Qingdao.
Spanning 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), the Chairman Suite is the
ultimate in comfort, with a master bedroom, dining and entertainment areas, a
kitchen, a bar, a gym and a massage room, all in addition to a 270-degree
ocean-view rooftop terrace. The 1,808 square-foot (168 sq m) Presidential
Suite also offers luxurious living areas and a large terrace.

Regency Club accommodation is located on exclusive floors with access to the
private Regency Club Lounge, where guests can enjoy premium amenities and
personalized services, including a continental buffet breakfast, all-day
refreshments, evening drinks, express check-in/out, and the use of the club
boardroom and private outdoor terrace.

Hyatt Regency Qingdao will uphold the brand’s reputation for signature gourmet
experiences with talented master chefs, beautifully appointed restaurant
designs and unique dining concepts, establishing itself as the city’s premier
dining destination.

The Chinese restaurant, Dong Hai 88,  serves authentic northern Chinese
cuisine, including signature Peking duck and authentic Qingdao seafood
specialties, in a dining room that references Qingdao’s fishing heritage,
complete with wave-like wood ceilings and stylized fishtail lanterns. Dining
rooms enjoy views of the open kitchens, and an expansive terrace offers
alfresco dining overlooking the beach. Dong Hai 88 also offers an extensive
menu of global wines, plus the largest beer selection in Shandong Province,
with 35 craft beers from around the world. An open dessert kitchen also serves
a selection of tempting sweets.

Donghai 88 Private Dining offers an exclusive VIP dining experience with ten 
luxurious private dining suites, each with exquisite interiors and panoramic
views of the ocean or Shi Lao Ren Beach.

Market Café, an all-day buffet restaurant with  interactive open kitchens and
an ocean-front dining deck with direct beach access serves seasonal world
cuisine, while Bay Lounge in the hotel lobby provides a relaxing retreat
throughout the day, complemented by panoramic sea views.

With its unique resort ambience, state-of-the-art event spaces  and signature
dining, Hyatt Regency Qingdao is the leading choice for high-level meetings,
functions and weddings. The hotel features 19,805 square feet (1,840 sq m) of
multi-functional event venues, including a spectacular outdoor terrace
overlooking the ocean and a dedicated events team to deliver creative
programming and seamless coordination. Beach resort weddings are a specialty
of Hyatt Regency Qingdao. Bridal couples meet with professional Hyatt wedding
planners in the hotel’s Wedding Salon, where every aspect of the day is
meticulously planned to ensure that weddings at Hyatt Regency Qingdao are
truly memorable and stress-free.

Qing,  the Hyatt Spa, features eight private spa suites, four reflexology
rooms, a spa consultation room and separate men’s and women’s thermal
relaxation facilities. Spa-goers can rejuvenate body and soul with a range of
professional treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and
international beauty rituals.

The Fitness Centre, featuring high-tech cardio equipment and free weights,
overlooks the beach. A 25-meter indoor pool with a floating marble whirlpool
provides a temperature-controlled alternative to the seaside, just steps away.

About Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency hotels are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport,
convention and resort destinations around the world. Properties range in size
from 200 rooms to up to more than 2,000 rooms, feature intimate and large
meeting spaces and offer a full range of services and dining options tailored
to serve the needs of conventions, business travelers or resort vacationers.
Hyatt Regency enables all guests – whether they are traveling to work, unwind
or gather in celebration – to feel productive and revitalized.
www.hyattregency.com

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 September 30, 2012, the Company's worldwide
portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries. For more information,
please visit www.hyatt.com.

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Contact:

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - China
Lillian Zhang, +86 10 5928 1234
lillian.zhang@hyatt.com
or
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Corporate
Katie Rackoff, +1 312 780 5361
katie.rackoff@hyatt.com