HYATT REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2016 RESULTS

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U.S. and Systemwide Comparable RevPAR Increased 3.8% and 2.5%, Respectively

Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Jeddah: Hyatt Hotels Corporation reported third quarter 2016 financial results. Net income attributable to Hyatt was $62 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $25 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015. Adjusted net income attributable to Hyatt was $61 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $42 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015.

Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, said, “We reported another quarter of solid growth, propelled by the strength of our brands. Adjusted EBITDA grew about 12% in the quarter, excluding the impact of transactions and foreign currency translation. Once again, we saw relative strength in the Americas region, driven primarily by group business. Our outlook for the overall business for the remainder of 2016 is positive, and we reconfirm our expectations for comparable systemwide RevPAR growth in a range of approximately 2% to 3% for the year.”

Third quarter 2016 financial highlights as compared to the third quarter of 2015 are as follows:

  • Net income increased 148% to $62 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.3% to $192 million, up 12.9% in constant currency.
  • Comparable systemwide RevPAR increased 2.5%, including an increase of 1.0% at comparable owned and leased hotels.
  • Comparable U.S. hotel RevPAR increased 3.8%; full service and select service hotel RevPAR increased 3.4% and 4.6%, respectively.
  • Net hotel and net rooms growth was 9% and 7%, respectively.
  • Comparable owned and leased hotels segment operating margins increased 80 basis points to 23.2%.

Mr. Hoplamazian continued, “Looking ahead, we believe we are well positioned to deliver against our growth strategy, by serving the needs of high-end travelers. Additionally, given our executed contract base of approximately 61,000 rooms, or more than 35% of our current room base, we believe our portfolio of high-quality brands is poised for meaningful and sustainable growth. Last week, we announced an exciting new loyalty program, World of Hyatt, which we expect will drive even higher levels of guest preference once it officially launches in March of next year. With the positive momentum we see in our business, we expect another year of solid growth in 2017.”

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

EAME/SW Asia management segment Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.3% (consistent with change in constant currency). RevPAR for comparable EAME/SW Asia full service hotels decreased 7.8%, driven by softness in France, Switzerland, and Turkey, and offset by strength in Eastern Europe and India. Segment RevPAR growth was favorably impacted by approximately 300 basis points driven by the removal of the 950-room Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile from the comparable set, due to the longer-thanexpected renovation period. Occupancy increased 80 basis points and ADR decreased 8.8%. Revenue from management and other fees decreased 6.3% (consistent with change in constant currency)

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation:

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 12 premier brands and 667 properties in 54 countries, as of June 30, 2016. 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®, 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.