Exhibit 10.27 Mark HoplamazianPresident & Chief Executive Officer Hyatt Hotels Corporation71 South Wacker DriveChicago, IL 60606 USAT: +1 ***@***

EX-10.27 5 a123116exhibit1027.htm EMPLOYMENT LETTER AGREEMENT - ANNE-MARIE LAW Exhibit

Exhibit 10.27

Mark Hoplamazian
President & Chief Executive Officer

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606 USA
T: +1 ###-###-####

September 19, 2016


Ms. Anne-Marie Law
[Address Omitted]

Dear Anne-Marie:

On behalf of Hyatt Corporation (the Employer”), I am pleased to offer you the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, based in Chicago. Your start date will be mutually agreed, but expected to be within the next 4 weeks.
The following outlines the terms of employment and compensation and other benefits for the position.

Job Assignment
In this position, you will be responsible for executing your job consistent with the strategies and practices of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”). You will report to me in my capacity as President and Chief Executive Officer.

You will be paid a gross annual base salary of $535,000. Your base salary will be reviewed on March 1, 2017 and annually thereafter in line with the Employer’s compensation market benchmarking practice.

Incentive Plan (IP)
You will be eligible to participate in the Employer Incentive Plan that is based on criteria established, from time to time, by Hyatt for its senior management and for the senior management of its various subsidiaries, as adopted by the Employer. The current target for this role is 70% of your eligible annual base salary.

For the 2016 performance period, the Company will guarantee a minimum incentive payment equal to 90 percent of your target, pro-rated for the actual time you work during 2016. Actual performance may result in achievement above the guarantee.

Hyatt Long Term Incentive Plan
You will be eligible for equity-based compensation as a participant under the Hyatt Hotels Corporation Long Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”). The type and actual amount of award may vary, but will generally be based upon your performance, performance of Hyatt and performance of your function. It is expected that the grant value in 2017 for this role will be approximately $750,000 and delivered (according to a formula approved by the Compensation Committee) in Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs), Restricted Stock Units

(RSUs), and Performance Shares (PSs). As with all LTIP participants, no future awards are guaranteed. All awards under the LTIP are subject to the approval of the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors and will be subject to the terms of the LTIP, the standard form of award agreement then in effect and such other terms and conditions as the Compensation Committee may determine. Hyatt also reserves the right to amend, modify or terminate the LTIP at any time.

In addition to any other award under the Company LTIP, subject to approval by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, you will receive a special new hire grant with an award value of $1,000,000. If approved by the Compensation Committee, this would be delivered in RSUs, and vest 25% per year over a 4-year period.

In this role, you will receive the following benefits, subject to eligibility:

Medical and Dental insurance
Life Insurance
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP)
Disability Coverage
Paid Time Off (PTO) Accrual
Use of the Company Dining Room
Corporate Office Severance Plan
Executive Change in Control Plan

During the period of time that you transition health care benefits from your current employer to the Company, we will reimburse you for COBRA coverage less standard premium payments.

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Non-solicitation and Non-competition
You agree that while employed by the Employer or by any Company Affiliate (which shall be defined as the Employer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s subsidiaries and affiliates), and for a period of two years beginning on the date that your employment with the Employer or with any Company Affiliate terminates, regardless of the reason for such termination, you will not, directly or indirectly, whether on your behalf or on behalf of any other party, induce, solicit, or attempt to persuade any employee of any Company Affiliate to terminate his or her employment with such Company Affiliate. In the event that you are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have violated this section, the time period in this section that restricts your activity shall be extended for one day for each day that you are found to have been violating this section, up to a maximum of two additional years.

You agree that for a period of one year beginning on the date that your employment with the Employer or with any Company Affiliate terminates, regardless of the reason for such termination, you will not engage in Competition with the Employer, the Company or any Company Affiliate. “Competition” shall mean the provision of services as an employee, contractor, director, advisor, or in any other capacity, or ownership, directly or indirectly, for or with a competitor that is competitive with those aspects of the Company’s business that you were involved in, had supervisory responsibility over or was provided confidential information or trade secret about during your employment with the Company. You stipulate that this covenant is fair, reasonable and necessary for the protection of the Company’s trade secrets, confidential business information and other legitimate business interests and that you have received adequate consideration for this covenant as set forth in this document.

Offer Subject to Confirmation
Please note that this offer is subject to satisfactory completion of background and reference checks in the sole discretion of the Company.

Please review this document and the attached agreements in detail and consult with an attorney if necessary, to understand the content of these provisions and to evaluate whether they conflict with any other agreements you may have already signed.
Your employment at Hyatt is at-will, and the terms and conditions of this offer are intended to be for your information only. You will need to comply with all Hyatt policies, including, but not limited to the Hyatt Employee Handbook, Hyatt’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and such other policies Hyatt adopts.
I look forward to working with you.
Yours Sincerely,

/s/ Mark Hoplamazian

Mark Hoplamazian

cc:        Lauren Brown, Vice President Compensation
I have read and fully understand the terms and conditions of my employment as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Acceptance:    /s/ Anne-Marie Law
Anne-Marie Law

Date:        September 20, 2016