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Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

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Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia (EAME/SW Asia) Management Segment

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 36.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA was impacted on a year-over-year basis by a bad debt recovery in the fourth quarter of 2011.

RevPAR for comparable EAME/SW Asia hotels decreased 0.8% (increased 1.1% excluding the effect of currency) in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Occupancy increased 220 basis points and ADR decreased 4.0% (decreased 2.2% excluding the effect of currency) compared to the same period in 2011. RevPAR was negatively impacted by lower performance in markets in the Middle East and in Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Revenue from management and franchise fees decreased 5.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Management and franchise fees were impacted by the aforementioned market factors.

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

  • Park Hyatt Chennai (managed, 201 rooms)
  • Andaz Amsterdam (leased, 122 rooms)
  • Hyatt Place Hampi (managed, 115 rooms)

Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general, and administrative expenses decreased by 7.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses decreased by 2.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. See the table on page 8 of the accompanying schedules for a reconciliation of adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses to selling, general, and administrative expenses.


Six hotels were added in the fourth quarter of 2012, each of which is listed above. During the 2012 full fiscal year, the Company opened 22 hotels, representing 5,384 rooms. Seven hotels, representing 3,064 rooms, were removed from the portfolio during the 2012 full fiscal year.

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