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First Hyatt Place hotel to open in Europe at Amsterdam Airport

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and HILLGATE Properties NV, a leading Dutch real estate developer, announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of HILLGATE Properties NV, for the operation of a Hyatt Place hotel in the Netherlands, near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

Once completed in mid-2013, the property will be the first Hyatt Place hotel to open in Europe and will mark the introduction of Hyatt’s select service brands to the European Community.

Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport, with 330 rooms, will be located in Hoofddorp, within close proximity to Amsterdam Schiphol airport and will be easily accessible from the motorway A4/A5, which connects The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. It will be 12 kilometers from Amsterdam RAI, the main international exhibition and congress centre in northwestern Europe. Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport will further benefit from the nearby Hoofddorp railway station, which provides regular services to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport, Amsterdam Zuidas (South Axes), Amsterdam RAI and the city’s main station, Amsterdam Centraal.

“Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport will be the first Hyatt Place branded hotel in Europe and Hyatt is delighted to be working with HILLGATE Properties on this important brand introduction in such a significant gateway city and market,” said Stephen G. Haggerty, global head of real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “Introducing our select service brands in Europe, which is the destination of more than 50% of international travellers, is key to our growth strategy and we are confident that the Hyatt Place experience will have the same appeal to travellers in Europe as it does in the U.S.”

“We are proud to develop the first Hyatt Place Hotel in Europe. The Hyatt Place concept is unique, and we are convinced that this will be a very successful hotel serving the Amsterdam airport market,” said Johan Poort, managing director of HILLGATE Properties N.V.

Launched in 2006, today there are more than 160 Hyatt Place hotels in the U.S. and more than 30 under development throughout the U.S., India, Panama and Costa Rica. Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select-service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport will be the second Hyatt property to open in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, following the expected opening of Andaz Amsterdam in 2012.

Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service. Hyatt Place hotels feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, complimentary continental breakfast, a [email protected] fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving specialty coffees and premium wine and beer, and a Grab ’n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. Guest Kitchens offer made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées around the clock. Specially trained hosts offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.