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HYATT REGENCY BONAVENTURE IS BROWARD COUNTY'S FIRST STATE-CERTIFIED GREEN HOTEL Hotel's Eco-friendly Programs Receive Florida's Green Lodging Certification

WESTON, Fla. ­ April 2008 ­ Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa became the first hotel in Broward County to receive Green Lodging certification from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). By fulfilling the state's required set of best practices, the hotel is now a designated One Palm property. "Hyatt Regency Bonaventure has been able to seamlessly weave in environmentally sensitive programs without compromising the quality experience for our guests," said Fred Euler, general manager. "This has been a hotel-wide effort incorporating all 325 employees, including our on-site Red Door Lifestyle Spa, and we are eager to continue raising the bar, especially when it comes to caring for the environment and setting standards within our community and the hotel industry." Environmentally friendly tactics that qualified the hotel for certification includes state-approved recycling, water conservation and energy management programs. In addition to helping the environment, these initiatives have also had a significant impact on the hotel's operating costs. Within the first month of replacing the incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs throughout the 23-acre property, Hyatt Regency Bonaventure decreased its energy costs by more than $30,000. The hotel's other resourceful programs, like its organic herb garden, will soon be joined by fresh concepts, such as donating unused toiletries to local charities and providing free valet to guests with hybrid cars. "Greater Fort Lauderdale is actively making a commitment to preserving our water resources and sensitive ecosystems that are essential components of our vibrant economy and quality of life," said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. "With Hyatt Regency Bonaventure being the first of hopefully many hotels throughout the destination to become a certified Green Lodging, we look forward to the continued greening of our tourism industry." About Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa celebrated its grand opening in February 2007 with the completion of a $100 million renovation. The 501-room hotel offers four-star accommodations with a state-of-the-art conference center covering 100,000 square feet of meeting

space. With spacious guestrooms, three dining options, four swimming pools, a nature trail and access to first-rate tennis and golf facilities, the hotel caters to all business and leisure needs. For more information, please visit or call 954-616-1234. About Global Hyatt Corporation Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world's premier hotel companies with properties in 45 countries, provides authentic hospitality to guests through a passionate commitment to personalized service, cultural relevance, and genuine stewardship of the environment. Headquartered in Chicago, the company's affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt-branded hotels and resorts under Park Hyatt®, AndazTM, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt ResortsTM, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brands. Hyatt operates 368 hotels worldwide and currently has properties under development on five continents. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc.,and operator of Hyatt Vacation Club®. From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or visiting # # #


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