On Human Rights Day, Hyatt Reinforces Commitment to Protect Children and Help Them Live Free from Exploitation

Hotels Corporation
(NYSE: H) announced today it is signing the End
Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT)
Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The
). The Code, an industry driven tourism initiative, is supported
by UNICEF and The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Hyatt’s collaboration with ECPAT is an extension of its global
commitment to responsible business practices and supports the company’s
already strong efforts to combat human trafficking within its sphere of
influence. The Code focuses on providing awareness, tools and support to
the tourism industry to prevent the sexual exploitation of children, a
crime which impacts more than 1.8 million young people annually,
according to ECPAT.

“Given Hyatt’s ongoing efforts to proactively fight human trafficking,
we feel that ECPAT’s Code of Conduct is a reflection of that
commitment,” said Brigitta Witt, Hyatt’s global head of corporate
responsibility. “Standing against human trafficking is a natural
extension of our commitment to positively impacting the communities
where we operate.”

Hyatt’s Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

In 2012, Hyatt partnered with Polaris,
a global nonprofit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking,
to launch a mandatory global human trafficking training program for
owned and managed hotels, offering the program to its franchise partners
as well. Over the course of 2013 and 2014, 54,000 Hyatt colleagues were
required to take the training, and it is now an integral component of
Hyatt’s onboarding process and compliance training. Hyatt has also
blocked onsite internet access to several websites commonly used for
human trafficking across all U.S. hotels.

In addition, Hyatt supports programs around the world that help
disadvantaged youth reach their full potential through partnerships with
organizations such as Associação Projeto Roda Viva, AlfaSol, and Youth
Career Initiative, which provide skills training and employment
opportunities to vulnerable youth and human trafficking survivors.

“We are thrilled to see Hyatt reaffirm their efforts to protect
children,” said Michelle Guelbart, ECPAT-USA’s director of private
sector engagement. “Signing The Code demonstrates their strong long-term
commitment to ensuring that mission and we are excited to work together
and know they will help us make a difference.”

For more information about Hyatt’s corporate social responsibility
commitments, including the partnership with ECPAT, please visit thrive.hyatt.com.

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 proud heritage of making guests feel more
than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a
difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by
providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries develop,
own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels,
resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including
under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric,
Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®,
Hyatt House®,
Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt
, Hyatt
and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names
and have locations on six continents. As of September 30, 2015, the
Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 627 properties in 52
countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.


ECPAT-USA is the leading policy organization in the United States
seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through
awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation. ECPAT-USA is a member of
the ECPAT International network, with offices in 73 countries. For more
information, visit http://www.ecpatusa.org/code.
Contact: (718) 935-9192 or info@ecpatusa.org.

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