Hyatt Hotels Corporation and XM Satellite Radio have signed
a multi-year agreement to provide XM Satellite Radio service free-of-charge in
guest rooms at Hyatt hotels nationwide.
The service is scheduled to begin this fall and will be
available at 50,000 Hyatt rooms in the continental United States.
Hyatt has 211 hotels and resorts –
more than 90,000 rooms – in 43 countries around the world. XM, with a
subscriber base of 4 million, according to a press release, has partnerships
with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, and is
available in more than 120 different vehicle models for 2005.