by Michael J. Shapiro | November 09, 2011

 Hyatt Hotels Corp. enjoyed a 9.2 percent year-over-year growth in revenue per available room for the third quarter, the lodging company reported last week. RevPAR growth was particularly strong at Hyatt’s fully owned hotels and those in North America, noted Hyatt president and CEO Mark Hoplamazian. Adjusted EBITDA for the company grew by 21.6 percent over the same period in 2010. The company’s acquisition of 19 properties from LodgeWorks has yielded positive initial results as well, said Hoplamazian, who added that all extended-stay Hyatt properties are on track to be rebranded under the new Hyatt House flag as early next year. Hyatt has management or franchise contracts in place for more than 150 new hotels (in excess of 36,000 new rooms), the company announced. More than 70 percent of them are outside of the United States.