Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Hyatt Regency Returns to the City of Guadalajara with the Opening of Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara

CHICAGO, IL. March 1, 2017 - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the official opening of Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara, the fourth Hyatt Regency hotel in Mexico. With this hotel, the Hyatt Regency brand is marking its return to the city of Guadalajara as part of the mixed use Andares development, a successful luxury commercial complex.

“We are very pleased with the opening of this new hotel and with the return of the Hyatt Regency brand to Guadalajara,” said Myles McGourty, senior vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Hyatt. “Andares is a luxury commercial complex in the beautiful city of Guadalajara, which will nicely complement the globally-recognized Hyatt Regency brand and the excellent service and amenities offered by the hotel.”

Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara has been designed to connect today’s travelers to who and what matters most. The hotel is located in Zapopan in the exclusive Andares shopping area, and provides direct access to recognized local and international attractions and endless entertainment options, including UNESCO world heritage site Hospicio Cabañas, Tlaquepaque and Tonala, Lake of Chapala, and Magical Towns (Pueblos Mágicos) of Tequila, Mazamitla and Tapalpa. Additionally, the hotel is located 20 minutes from Expo Guadalajara, a large-scale convention center, and less than 45 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport.

“It is very exciting for everyone here at Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara to welcome our guests,” said Cesar Moreno, the hotel’s general manager. “This hotel has been thoughtfully designed to make guests feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed, so that they can socialize, connect and celebrate any occasion with us.”

Guestrooms Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara features 257 guestrooms, including 25 suites that offer access to the hotel’s Regency Club lounge and exclusive benefits. Each offers high tech amenities and an eclectic decor with soft tones inspiring harmony, in addition to large windows overlooking the vibrant and energizing district of Zapopan. Elegant touches of local culture, such as blown glass, woven headboards, and organic amenities, complement the experience for guests.

Authentic Culinary Experiences The gastronomic offerings at Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara focus on providing personalized experiences with the premise that each guest has different preferences, offering different national and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cassola offers traditional Mexican dishes with a distinctly contemporary twist in an elegant, modern setting. The chef’s interpretation of local cuisine is presented and decorated in a fun and innovative style. Cassola also offers an exclusive private dining room, ideal for corporate or social events. Its intimate atmosphere and elevated cuisine by Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Felix make Cassola the best kept secret of Zapopan.

Andares Lounge provides light snacks and signature cocktails, including a great variety of tequilas and distilled drinks honoring the region. The terrace facing the Andares shopping center will be an ideal place to see and be seen.

Wellness Experiences Whether it be between city tours or business meetings, the indoor pool at the Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara boasts abundant natural light and views overlooking the Andares complex, making it a perfect place to relax, cool off or swim.

Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara features a 24-hour StayFit™ fitness center so guests can maintain their fitness routine while on the road. Choose from state-of-the-art exercise machines or strength training equipment within our convenient facilities.

Event Venues Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara offers more than 18,675 square feet (1,735 square meters) of event space, including a magnificent 7,900-square-foot (734-square-meter) ballroom, making it the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences. Each of the 10 event spaces is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The hotel’s event coordinators are available to meet all the expectations of guests and help them choose from luxurious interior spaces to outdoor terraces.

For more information, please visit hyattregencyandaresguadalajara.com.

For career opportunities at Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara, please visit hyatt.jobs.

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 Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 175 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit hyattregency.com.

About Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 13 premier brands. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's portfolio included 698 properties in 56 countries. 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 create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit hyatt.com.

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