Hyatt Regency Brand to Enter the Portuguese Market with Hyatt Regency Lisbon

The hotel will mark continued growth for the Hyatt Regency brand in
Southern Europe

Hotels Corporation
(NYSE:H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate
has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Realtejo –
Hotelaria e Turismo, S.A., owned subsidiary of United Investments
Portugal and Fibeira, to develop the first Hyatt branded hotel in
Portugal: Hyatt Regency Lisbon. Expected to open in late 2020, the hotel
will feature 200 hotel rooms and apartments and will be located between
Rua Guerra Junqueiro and Avenida da Índia, a stunning waterfront
location facing Tejo River.

The foray into Lisbon, Portugal’s coastal capital city, is an important
milestone for Hyatt, signifying its growing brand presence in
increasingly competitive markets across the continent. The number of
tourists visiting Portugal has increased for eight consecutive years,
with 12.8 million travelers visiting in 2018 alone.

The hotel will be situated just a five-minute drive from Lisbon’s
historic city center and within easy reach of many major attractions,
including the two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Bélem Tower and the
Jéronimos Monastery. These nearby sites, along with its prime location
across from Lisbon’s conference center and convenient access to the
airport, will make the Hyatt Regency brand a natural fit with its appeal
to both business and leisure travelers seeking a seamless experience.

“We are delighted by the announcement of plans for the first Hyatt hotel
in Portugal as Lisbon is one of Europe’s leading cities in overnight
stays and has quickly established itself as a prime destination not only
for leisure travelers, but also for larger conventions and events.” said Nuno
, regional vice president development at Hyatt. “We look
forward to working with United Investments Portugal on this exciting
project in Lisbon. This is an important step for Hyatt as we look to
expand our brand presence throughout Portugal.”

Hyatt Regency Lisbon will offer a wide range of intuitive facilities,
including a luxurious spa, a swimming pool, a rooftop terrace bar with
views over the river, as well as a beautiful courtyard and garden.

Carlos Leal, general manager of United Investments Portugal commented,
“We are thrilled to be working with Hyatt on our first development in
Lisbon in a premier riverside location in one of the world’s leading
cities. With its warm climate, culture, history, gastronomy and beaches,
Lisbon truly has it all.

The Hyatt Regency brand offers a stress-free environment for leisure and
business travelers alike to enjoy a productive and energized experience.
Guests can enjoy signature services and amenities, including notable
food and beverage, flexible spaces to work, collaborate or relax, and
expansive technology-enabled facilities for meetings and events, along
with expert planners who adhere to every detail.

Hyatt Regency Lisbon will mark continued growth for the brand in Europe,
joining Hyatt
Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
and soon-to-open Hyatt
Regency Barcelona Fira and Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid.

For more information about Hyatt Regency hotels, please visit

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 Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on making travel free from stress
and filled with success. More than 190 conveniently located Hyatt
Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world
serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient
personalized, high-touch business meetings to energizing family
vacations. The brand offers stress-free environments for seamless
gatherings and empathetic service that anticipates guests’ needs.
Designed for productivity and peace of mind, Hyatt Regency hotels and
resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the
space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences;
technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert meeting and event
planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please
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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global
hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 premier brands. As of March
31, 2019, the Company’s portfolio included more than 850 properties in
over 60 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
, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®
, Andaz®, The
Unbound Collection by Hyatt®
, Destination®
, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva
, Hyatt
, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt
, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Joie
de Vivre®
Residence Club® 
and Exhale® brand names,
and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides
distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For
more information, please visit

About United Investments Portugal

United Investments Portugal (UIP) is part of the IFA Hotels & Resorts
consortium and the name behind Pine Cliffs Resort, Sheraton Cascais
Resort, acclaimed spa brand Serenity – The Art of Well Being, and the
Hyatt Regency Lisboa, set to open in the last quarter of 2020. UIP is
also shareholder of Yotel Hotel Group, considered number 1 in the top 9
Leading Hotel Technological Brands worldwide with Hotels in New York,
San Francisco, Boston, Singapore, Europe and recently opened in
Istanbul. There are currently 9 new hotel openings in 2019, including
Yotel Porto, and at least 15 more under development. As a flagship
development, Pine Cliffs Resort has set the benchmark for all group
mixed use resorts developments, combining excellent investment
opportunities in real estate and holiday ownership products with luxury
lifestyle experiences.

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Simone Loretan
Hyatt – Europe, Africa
and the Middle East
+41 44 279 1226


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