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Hyatt Signs on to Support Major Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives


As part of ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive workplace, Hyatt
commits to
CEO ACT!ON for Diversity & Inclusion, United Nations
LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business

Hotels Corporation
 (NYSE:H) announced today that Hyatt has joined
the CEO ACT!ON for Diversity & Inclusion™ initiative and signed the
United Nations LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business. Hyatt's
commitment underscores its long-standing dedication to creating an
inclusive workplace, led by a CEO-chaired Global Inclusion and Diversity
Council tasked with driving Hyatt's culture of inclusion and diversity.

"Our purpose is to care for people so they can be their best, and that
includes taking actions to create an inclusive environment for our
colleagues around the world," said Mark Hoplamazian, Hyatt's chief
executive officer. "We've laid a strong foundation—from an active
network of employee-led diversity business resource groups to our focus
on diverse leadership development—and our work is ongoing. Supporting
these important initiatives reinforces my personal commitment to
embedding inclusion and diversity into all areas of our business."


ACT!ON for Diversity & Inclusion™
is a unique collaboration of
chief executives across industries, committed to advancing their
workplaces through discussion, education and training. Building on
existing inclusion and diversity integrations, Hoplamazian's pledge
requires three actions:

  • Support open dialogue within the company regarding diversity and
  • Share best practices within the greater business community
  • Expand unconscious bias training

Over 400 CEOs have signed the pledge so far to share their experiences
and best practices, supporting those who are in the process of
developing diversity strategies. Hoplamazian is one of few executives
within the hospitality industry to join the CEO ACT!ON initiative.

LGBTI Standards of Conduct

Hyatt has also signed on as a supporter of the United
Nations LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business
– a set of
five core standards of conduct developed by the United Nations Human
Rights Office to protect lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI)
people from discrimination across business sectors. Hyatt has become the
third company within the hospitality sector to formalize its support of
the standards of conduct.

"On a global scale, we're standing up against all forms of
discrimination," said Malaika Myers, Hyatt's chief human resources
officer. "We know that we can only be a truly inclusive workplace if we
create an environment that allows our colleagues to bring their whole
selves to work every day so they can be their best and better care for

Hyatt has long been recognized for its efforts in supporting inclusion
and diversity in the workplace. Hyatt received a perfect 100 percent
rating on the annual Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
every year since 2005, earning the organization's designation as a "Best
Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality." Hyatt has also been named among
Forbes' "America's
Best Employers for Diversity
" and was ranked No. 2 on FORTUNE'S 2017
list of "Best
Workplaces for Diversity

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
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