For more than three years, in an effort to pressure Hyatt to give up the democratic rights of some non-union associates to participate in a secret ballot vote on whether they want to be represented by a union, UniteHere leadership has denied their members in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Waikiki a vote on Hyatt’s contract proposals. These proposals contain the wage and benefit increases Hyatt associates deserve and are the same as what UniteHere accepted at Starwood and Hilton hotels in these cities years ago.“Hyatt will not give up the right of our associates to determine their union status through a democratic process,” said Russ Melaragni, vice president of employee relations, Hyatt. “We will continue to do the right thing for our associates and call on UniteHere leadership in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Waikiki to follow the example set by their colleagues around the country and allow their members to vote on our offers.” 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 December 31, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 500 properties in 46 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.