White Lodging Awarded Hyatt’s Strategic Partner Award

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — White Lodging Services is
pleased to announce it’s the recipient of the 2012 Hyatt Strategic Partner
award, presented at the Hyatt Place/Hyatt House owner’s conference earlier this

“This award is for commencing construction on some of their largest urban new
development during a time where more developers are asking for extensions than
putting shovels in the ground,” said Deno Yiankes, the president and CEO
investments and development division.

In recent months, White Lodging has begun construction on Hyatt Place properties
on a 212-room hotel in downtown Chicago and recently closed on land to build a
255-room Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Nashville. Construction is scheduled to
begin in May in Nashville.

With 296 rooms and suites, the Hyatt Place Austin is the largest Hyatt Place
under construction in North America, and is scheduled to open in the city’s
downtown in the Spring of 2013. Once open, it will be the 21st White Lodging
managed property in Austin. Construction has added 250 construction jobs and 95
permanent jobs, totaling 1,030 White Lodging associates in Austin.

“We are pleased to honor White Lodging with Hyatt’s Strategic Partner Award,”
said Chris Ivy, senior vice president of real estate and development for Hyatt.
“White Lodging was an early adopter and supporter of our entry into select
service. They have since become partners with us not only in spirit but in joint
development projects. White Lodging is helping to build some of the largest and
most important Hyatt Place projects in our pipeline including urban projects in
Austin, Chicago and Nashville.”

About Hyatt Place – Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers
more than 160 locations throughout the United States. Spacious guestrooms
feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner, an
eight-foot sectional of sofa sleeper; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work
center. Every guestroom is also equipped with a state-of-the-art media center
that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch,
high-definition television, giving guests instant access to the technological
amenities they’re accustomed to accessing at home or in the office. For Hyatt
Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847)
or visit www.HyattPlace.com

White Lodging Services Corporation – was established in 1985 and is
headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel
ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has
defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth
among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio
consists of more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of
the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc.,
Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental
Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.

SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation

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