“At Hyatt, we are focused on thoughtful growth, driven by where our guests and customers want to be, and our longstanding relationships with industry-leading owners and developers enable us to achieve that vision together,” said Jim Chu, global head of development and owner relations, Hyatt. “With 63 hotel openings, 2018 was a record year for Hyatt. As we continue to expand our brand presence globally, we have the privilege of working with an extensive network of owners and developers that generate key milestones for our brands and share our commitment to delivering a superior level of care for guests, colleagues and customers.”

The Purpose and Care award is aligned with Hyatt’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best and recognizes a company whose efforts have truly demonstrated care in action:

The Strategic Partner award celebrates a company’s culture, performance and operating philosophies, along with their strong, multi-brand relationship with Hyatt:

The Best Full Service Conversion award celebrates the reconfiguration of an existing property and conversion to a full service Hyatt-branded hotel:

The Best Select Service Conversion award celebrates the reconfiguration of an existing property and conversion to a select service Hyatt-branded hotel:

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 premier brands. As of March 31, 2019, the Company’s portfolio included more than 850 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Joie de Vivre®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.