TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 6, 2018--Hyatt today announced plans to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotel and three Hyatt House hotels. There are currently nine Hyatt-branded hotels open Canada, and the expected openings of these 12 Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels would increase Hyatt’s brand presence in the region to 21 hotels within the next few years.

“We believe the new agreements being announced today, along with the previously announced properties under development, demonstrate growing confidence among owners and developers in the strength of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels in Canada,” said Scott Richer, Hyatt’s vice president of real estate and development for Canada. “There is tremendous growth opportunity in this region – coming off the heels of its 150 th anniversary, Canada continues to see strong levels of leisure travel, as well as an increase in corporate travel. Today’s announcement is a testament to the global appeal of Hyatt’s select service portfolio as it continues to expand worldwide and offer more choices to our guests.”

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House

The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands are designed to deliver seamless experiences that are authentic, intuitive and modern, allowing business travelers to remain productive and worry free, without skipping a beat. Twelve Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels are expected to open in Canada in the next two years, including:

2018

Hyatt Place Calgary Airport (127 guestrooms) in Calgary, Alberta Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre (126 guestrooms) in Mississauga, Ontario

2019

Hyatt Place Brampton (123 guestrooms) in Brampton, Ontario Hyatt Place Kelowna (161 guestrooms) in Kelowna, British Columbia Hyatt Place Moncton (120 guestrooms) in Moncton, New Brunswick Hyatt Place Winnipeg Downtown (144 guestrooms) in Winnipeg, Manitoba Hyatt House Hamilton/McMaster University (135 guestrooms) in Hamilton, Ontario Hyatt House Winnipeg South West (135 guestrooms) in Winnipeg Manitoba

2020

Hyatt Place Toronto International Airport (196 guestrooms) in Toronto, Ontario Hyatt Place Toronto Airport Corporate Centre and Hyatt House Toronto Airport Corporate Centre (250 guestrooms) in Toronto, Ontario Hyatt Place Vancouver Airport (97 guestrooms) in Vancouver, British Columbia

Hyatt-branded hotels currently open in Canada include:

British Columbia: Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort and Hyatt Regency Vancouver Alberta: Hyatt Regency Calgary, Hyatt Place Edmonton/Downtown and Hyatt Place Edmonton-West Ontario: Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Hyatt Regency Toronto and Park Hyatt Toronto * Quebec: Hyatt Regency Montreal

For more information, please visit  hyatt.com.

*Park Hyatt Toronto is temporarily closed for renovation and is expected to reopen in December 2019.

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 14 premier brands. As of March 31, 2018, the Company's portfolio included more than 700 properties in more than 50 countries across six continents. 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 attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the  Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva ™ , Hyatt Zilara ™ , Hyatt Residence Club®  and  exhale® brand names. For more information, please visit  .

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