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Hyatt to Launch 2004 Series of Hyatt Fairs

Showcasing a record number of its properties from across Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, Hyatt expects the 2004 Hyatt Fairs to attract strong attendance. Taking place between the 1st and 11th of June at Grand Hyatt hotels in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, the Fairs will offer corporate travel buyers and industry decision makers from around the region the opportunity to hear personally about Hyatt’s latest developments and discuss future business opportunities.

“It is a clear indicator of success that more than 30 Hyatt Hotels and Resorts will attend in Hong Kong and Singapore, and over 20 in Beijing and Shanghai,” commented Grahame Carder, vice president - marketing, Asia/Pacific, Hyatt International. “As the world increasingly looks towards Asia as the future of the travel industry, our four chosen host cities are already significant source markets for travel within Asia and increasingly important for those in the Pacific, North America and Europe, ” he added.

The Hyatt Fairs in Shanghai and Beijing will also introduce the new hotel projects in China. These account for nearly 50 per cent of all Hyatt International properties currently under development. Mainland China will see nine new Hyatt hotels open over the next three years including the company’s first Park Hyatt in China - Park Hyatt Beijing, and in Guangzhou Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, plus seven new Hyatt Regency hotels in Hangzhou, Dongguan, Nanjing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Sanya and Ningbo.

Hyatt Fairs have seen consistent growth since inception ten years ago. The Fairs are structured for corporate and travel industry appointments during the day, and a celebratory cocktails in the evening proceeding the event.

There are 210 Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world, which are managed by two separate groups of companies. Subsidiaries of Hyatt International Corporation operate, manage or franchise 88 hotels and resorts in 38 countries, with an additional 21 hotels under development. Hyatt Corporation, a separate company, and its subsidiaries operate, manage, franchise or lease 122 hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.