Hyatt and Hawaiian Airlines Announce New Mileage Offer

Hyatt Gold Passport and HawaiianMiles members given opportunity to earn and redeem airline miles

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Gold Passport and Hawaiian Airlines announced today a new offer, providing Hyatt Gold Passport members and HawaiianMiles members an easy way to earn and redeem airline miles. Starting now, members of HawaiianMiles -- Hawaiian Airlines' loyalty program – can earn 500 miles per eligible stay at any Hyatt hotel or resort. Additionally, Hyatt Gold Passport members can convert their Hyatt Gold Passport points into HawaiianMiles at a conversion rate of 2.5 points to one HawaiianMile.

"We enjoy helping our Hyatt Gold Passport members discover a variety of travel possibilities," said Jeff Zidell, Vice President of Hyatt Gold Passport. "With our many fantastic Hawaiian properties – including Grand Hyatt Kauai, Hyatt Regency Maui, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, and the newly announced Hyatt Place Waikiki which is set to open in late 2011 – we know that this offer will prove to be extremely valuable to our members."

"We are thrilled to be working with Hyatt to allow its Hyatt Gold Passport members, as well as our HawaiianMiles members, a new option when it comes to their travel needs," said Glenn Taniguchi, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "With this new relationship, we're hoping that members will use their earned miles to travel to Hawaii and explore everything that this wonderful destination has to offer."

Mileage Details

With this new offer, members of Hyatt Gold Passport and HawaiianMiles will enjoy the following:

  • Hyatt Gold Passport members can convert their points into HawaiianMiles at a conversion rate of 2.5 points to every one HawaiianMile.
  • HawaiianMiles members can earn 500 miles per every eligible stay at any Hyatt hotel of resort around the world.

Hawaiian Airlines joins a list of more than 30 airlines that Hyatt Gold Passport members can choose from when redeeming miles for their stays. For a full list of airlines, visit www.goldpassport.hyatt.com.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past seven years (2004-2010) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the top domestic airline offering flights to Hawaii. Hawaiian was also the nation's highest-ranked carrier for service quality and performance in the prestigious Airline Quality Rating (AQR) study for 2008 and 2009.

Now in its 82nd year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the largest provider of passenger air service to Hawaii from the state's primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 150 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses as Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of March 31, 2011, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 451 properties in 43 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements about our plans, strategies, financial performance, prospects or future events and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "may," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "likely," "will," "would" and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, the rate and pace of economic recovery following the economic downturn; levels of spending in business and leisure segments as well as consumer confidence; declines in occupancy and average daily rate; hostilities, including future terrorist attacks, or fear of hostilities that affect travel; travel-related accidents; changes in the tastes and preferences of our customers; relationships with associates and labor unions and changes in labor law; the financial condition of, and our relationships with, third-party property owners, franchisees and hospitality venture partners; risk associated with potential acquisitions and dispositions and the introduction of new brand concepts; changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets where we operate; outcomes of legal proceedings; changes in federal, state, local or foreign tax law; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; general volatility of the capital markets and our ability to access the capital markets. A more complete description of these risks and uncertainties can be found in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

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