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TMCNet:  Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint Celebrates Official Opening

[August 13, 2014]

Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint Celebrates Official Opening

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 13 August 2014 Release date- 12082014 - CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Summit Hospitality Group today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the Raleigh-area.

'Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint is located in a very desirable area, and we're looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,' said General Manager Roberta Wittes. 'Hyatt Place was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to beachgoers will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings.' The new hotel is located adjacent to The Streets at Southpoint, the region's premier shopping destination. Minutes away are Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University, along with UNC Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint offers: 164 roomy rooms, all of which feature a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed and Cozy Corner sectional sofa Free Wi-Fi everywhere Complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM breakfast for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices 2,100 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktail.

HYATT PLACE DURHAM/SOUTHPOINT LEADERSHIP Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint is under the leadership of Wittes and Director of Sales Rebecca Wells Anderton. In her general manager role, Wittes is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel's 30 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Anderton is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the surrounding Research Triangle Park area.

ABOUT HYATT PLACE Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers' 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place hotels combine style with casual hospitality. Featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner, free Wi-Fi, the 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and free hot breakfast with your stay. The Odds & Ends program also has guests covered with items they may have forgot and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 200 locations in the United States, Armenia, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Netherlands. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.

About Summit Hospitality Group Founded in 1989 in Raleigh by R. Doyle Parrish, Summit Hospitality is an experienced, full-service hotel management, marketing and consulting firm that builds and operates hotels and restaurants, bringing to each enterprise a combination of financial, development, design, and quality, on-time construction expertise to serve the specific needs of its clients. Summit Hospitality owns and operates 18 hotels in the Triangle, Charlotte, Pinehurst and Wilmington as a franchisee of Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt brands. www.SummitHospitality.com 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, Hyatt House, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences and Hyatt Residence Club. As of June 30, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 563 properties in 48 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

CONTACT: Sin Martin Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (312) 780-5797 sian.martin@hyatt.com (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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