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Hyatt Selects Senior Leader to Advance Global Wellbeing Strategy


Hotels Corporation
(NYSE:H) announced today that Hyatt has selected
Mia Kyricos as senior vice president, global head of wellbeing,
underscoring Hyatt's commitment to care for people so they can be their
best. Kyricos will report to Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt's chief commercial

"As a pioneer in the business of wellbeing, Mia is uniquely qualified to
further define Hyatt's wellbeing efforts across all 14 brands to ensure
colleagues, guests and customers can be their best," Vondrasek said.
"She is a respected leader in the wellbeing industry and her expertise
across wellness, hospitality and brand strategy will fervently support
and expand Hyatt's already robust wellbeing offering. Mia will also be
instrumental in the continued immersion of World of Hyatt members to the
Miraval and exhale brands, as well as the integration of elements of
both these brands throughout the organization."

As senior vice president, global head of wellbeing, Kyricos will be
responsible for shaping a multidimensional global wellbeing strategy,
providing leadership and subject matter expertise to help establish the
vision, objectives and strategic priorities for wellbeing at Hyatt. The
newly created position builds on steps Hyatt has already taken on its
wellbeing journey, such as:

  • Investing in the growth of its Miraval and exhale wellbeing brands,
    including investing in the renovation of existing resorts and studios
    as well as the opening of new
    Miraval resorts
    in Austin, Texas and Lenox, Mass.
  • Launching a World
    of Hyatt Credit Card
    that provides additional bonus points for
    spend on fitness
  • Evolving the future
    guest experience at Hyatt Place hotels
    to include on-demand exhale
    video content, exclusive exhale privileges and rates, enhanced fitness
    and wellbeing environments and collaborations with wellbeing apps
  • Curating exclusive
    World of Hyatt member experiences
    designed to benefit the mind,
    body and spirit on Hyatt's FIND experiences platform

"Hyatt's dedication to implementing wellbeing practices throughout all
facets of the organization demonstrates just one of the ways Hyatt
continues to lead the way in the hospitality industry," said Kyricos.
"This is the first time I've seen a company of its kind establish a
cohesive position on wellbeing that fully encompasses all parts of the
organization. I am excited to join such a forward-thinking leadership
team to help meaningfully implement innovative wellbeing strategies for
Hyatt's colleagues, guests and members of the communities in which Hyatt
hotels operate around the world."

Most recently, Kyricos served as President and CEO of Kyricos &
Associates LLC, a boutique advisory firm providing guidance to
wellness-driven hospitality, tourism and healthy lifestyle companies.
Prior to that, she was chief brand officer at Spafinder Wellness, Inc.,
where she co-founded the "Wellness Travel Awards" program which was
previously issued annually across 40 countries at the World Travel
Market. She also held leadership roles at Core Performance, the
workplace wellness division of EXOS, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide where she created six international spa brands and signature
wellness experiences. Kyricos holds a master's degree in hospitality
administration from Cornell University and sits on the advisory boards
of the Global Wellness Summit, Wellness for Cancer and The University of
California Irvine. She also chairs the Wellness Communities Initiative
on behalf of the Global Wellness Institute, a non-profit 501(c)(3)
educational foundation that she helped to found.

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 June
30, 2018, the Company's portfolio included more than 750 properties in
more than 55 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
att Residence Club® and exhale® brand
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