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Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

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RevPAR for comparable owned and leased hotels increased 7.5% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Occupancy improved 220 basis points and ADR increased 4.2% compared to the same period in 2011.

Revenues increased 4.9% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Comparable hotel revenues increased 2.9% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

Revenue for comparable owned and leased hotels was negatively impacted by weak performance in certain international markets and lower relative growth in non-room revenue at U.S. hotels.

Owned and leased hotel expenses increased 5.0% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Excluding expenses related to benefit programs funded through rabbi trusts and non-comparable hotel expenses, expenses increased 4.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Comparable expenses were negatively impacted by insurance costs. See the table on page 9 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of comparable owned and leased hotels expenses to owned and leased hotels expenses.

The following two hotels were added to the portfolio during the fourth quarter:

  • Hyatt Regency Birmingham (owned, 319 rooms): This property was acquired by the Company for approximately $43 million. The property was previously and will continue to be managed by the Company.
  • Andaz Amsterdam (leased, 122 rooms)

During the quarter, the Company closed on the sale of eight select service hotels, with an aggregate of 1,043 rooms, for approximately $87 million. The Company will continue to manage these hotels under long-term agreements.

Americas Management and Franchising Segment

Adjusted EBITDA increased 16.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

RevPAR for comparable Americas full service hotels increased 5.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012 (5.4% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2011. Occupancy increased 60 basis points and ADR increased 4.4% (4.5% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2011.

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