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Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina Opens

04/20/2010

Curaçao’s newest luxury resort embodies the spirit of this captivating island destination and brings authentic hospitality and cultural flavor to guests

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao (April 20, 2010) – Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina bid bon bini (“welcomes” in Papiamento) its first guests today, and introduces a new level of luxury and service to the Dutch-influenced Caribbean island. As the focal point of the 1,500-acre Santa Barbara Plantation resort community, the 350-room beachfront resort features Old Quarry by Pete Dye, the island’s only 18-hole championship resort golf course; Atabei Spa, an eco-friendly holistic retreat inspired by the island’s ancient traditions and rituals; and a full-service, six-slip marina.

The resort was designed to immerse guests in Curaçao’s rich culture and heritage through a variety of activities highlighting the island’s distinctive local flavor. From Camp Arawak, where children age 12 and under have the chance to explore the natural surroundings during cave hikes and iguana feedings, to the Lama Salt Bar which allows spa goers to create customized body scrubs from a selection of indigenous sea salts, herbs and aromatic oils, to an extensive farm-to-table dining program, guests will walk away with a true taste and feel for Curaçao.

“Curaçao is a vibrant and captivating destination, and we are thrilled to bring Hyatt’s authentic brand of hospitality and extraordinary service to the island,” said Diego Concha, general manager. “We’ve worked diligently to capture Curaçao’s colorful culture and undeniable charm throughout the resort, and we look forward to sharing this with our guests.”

The resort’s other amenities include three outdoor pools with ocean views, palm lined sundeck, StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, jogging trail, tennis and volleyball courts, and more than 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space. There are three globally inspired dining options, including MEDI, specializing in Mediterranean cuisine with an exhibition kitchen; SWIM, a poolside restaurant offering Pan Latino-influenced dishes; and SHOR, a specialty seafood restaurant.

All 350 guestrooms, ranging from doubles, kings and junior suites to VIP, executive and presidential suites, feature natural sandstone flooring, Hyatt Grand Beds, flat screen plasma televisions, deluxe bath amenities and scenic views of either Spanish Water Bay or the Caribbean Sea. Three beach bungalows in a private enclave are also available.

Located in the southwestern Caribbean, Curaçao offers an eclectic mix of history and culture. With a Dutch influence and European flair, the island is known for its sophistication, eco-tourism and pristine diving conditions. In addition to offering sun, sand, sea and diving, Curaçao also provides many cultural, historical and ecological points of interest that appeal to the discerning traveler.

Introductory rates start at $199 per room, per night. Reservations may be made by visiting www.curacao.hyatt.com or by calling (800) 55 HYATT.

About Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
Located at Santa Barbara Plantation, the 350-room Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is part of a 1,500-acre luxury resort community taking shape along a natural harbor known as Spanish Water, 25 minutes from Curaçao's capital city of Willemstad. The luxury resort features uninterrupted water views on three sides, white sand beaches, full-service Atabei Spa, a separate 24-hour StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, Camp Arawak, three outdoor pools, poolside grill, lounge, dive and water sport facility, Old Quarry – an 18-hole Pete Dye designed championship golf course, and 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For the latest news from Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hyattcuracao or follow the resort on Twitter @hyattcuracao.

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 in 45 countries 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 Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® brand. As of December 31, 2009, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 424 properties. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.