Hyatt Hotels Corp. Announces Executive Appointments
Jul 23 14
Hyatt Hotels Corp. appointed H.Charles Floyd, executive vice president and group president of its global operations center, to serve as its executive vice president and global president of operations, effective Aug. 1. Floyd will continue to lead and develop the global operations center, Hyatt's shared operation services organization, and will assume responsibility for the operation of Hyatt's hotels globally. In addition, the company named Peter Sears executive vice president and group president of the Americas, effective Sept. 1. He has served Hyatt for 27 years and has been the company's senior vice president of operations for Asia-Pacific since 2012. The company also announced that Stephen Haggerty will serve as global head of capital strategy, franchising and select service, effective Aug. 1. Haggerty joined Hyatt in 2007 as global head of development and real estate and has been global head of real estate and capital strategy since 2012.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Announces Executive Changes
Jul 22 14
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced organizational changes designed to support Hyatt's strategy of driving preference by providing distinctive brand experiences. The changes include the integration of the global operations structure, the formation of an integrated team to lead the Company's select service business and the creation of a new global franchising strategy function. Chuck Floyd has been selected as Global President of Operations, effective August 1, 2014. In this newly created role, Floyd will continue to lead and develop the Company's Global Operations Center (GOC), Hyatt's shared operation services organization, and will assume responsibility for the operation of Hyatt's hotels globally. The Group Presidents for each of Hyatt's three regions will report to Floyd. Floyd is a 33-year Hyatt veteran who has served in a wide variety of hotel and corporate positions and was Chief Operating Officer for North America from 2006 to 2011. He has been Group President, GOC since 2012. Pete Sears has been selected as Group President -- Americas, effective September 1, 2014, and will report to Floyd. In this role, Sears will be responsible for the growth and successful operation of Hyatt's portfolio in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the course of a 27-year Hyatt career, Sears has held numerous positions of increasing operational responsibility. He served as general manager of several full service hotels and later as Senior Vice President, Operations in North America, and has been Senior Vice President, Operations for Asia Pacific since 2012. Steve Haggerty's role will expand to include responsibility for Hyatt's franchising strategy and select service business, two key growth areas for the company. Haggerty will serve as Global Head of Capital Strategy, Franchising and Select Service, effective August 1, 2014. Haggerty has been with Hyatt since 2007 when he joined the company as Global Head of Development and Real Estate.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. Introduce Hyatt Ziva Cancun
Jul 17 14
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. announced plans to introduce the Hyatt Ziva brand to Cancun. Formerly Dreams Cancun, the resort's multi-million dollar renovation began June 1, and it is expected to reopen in late 2015 as Hyatt Ziva Cancun. The resort will be managed by Playa Resorts Management, the operational component of Playa Hotels & Resorts. Located in Cancun's most pristine and desirable beach location, Hyatt Ziva Cancun will be at the tip of Punta Cancun surrounded on three sides by the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Originally designed by renowned Mexican architect Roberto Legoretta, the resort's original pyramid-style construction exemplifies the contemporary Mexican architecture that came to define the development of Cancun and other Mexican beachside resorts in the 1970's. The hotel renovation includes a restoration component that will maintain the architectural integrity and beauty of the original. Hyatt Ziva Cancun will be reconfigured to create a village-like atmosphere. A bridge connecting the north beach and the south beach will provide guests easy access to beautiful beaches, as well as connecting entertainment, dining and other resort features and amenities. The resort's new entryway will welcome guests into an elevated lobby that reveals views of the chic new swimming pools and the azure Caribbean. A signature grand staircase will be a focal point of the resort and also become seating for the outdoor amphitheater in the evenings. Each of the 379 guest suites in the Pyramid and Tower buildings will exceed the expectations of the travelers with views of the sea, furnishings reflecting the colors of the Caribbean and spa-style bathrooms. Guests will be able to enjoy a number of in-room amenities, including a complimentary refreshment bar stocked with soft drinks and adult beverages. The resort's Hyatt Club Suites will offer larger floor plans and unique features, such as swim-up areas with splash pools and Club Premium service. Hyatt Ziva Cancun will feature the famous Delphinus Experience where guests can engage with and swim with dolphins. This unique habitat will be integrated into the resort's amenities in a way that creates special moments for guests while respecting these magnificent mammals. Additional resort amenities will include lagoon-style pools with swim-up bars overlooking the Caribbean, an adult-only pool, a lounge with pool tables and board games, a 24-hour fitness center, and an onsite spa and wellness center. Beach Butlers and a Romance Concierge will also be available to help guests have the ultimate all inclusive experience. Guests may also enjoy entertainment throughout the day and evening, and for added pleasure, guests can take advantage of preferred golf tee times at one of several nearby championship courses. Golf and spa services are available at an extra charge. Guests will be able to choose from six restaurants and six bars and lounges to delight their palate. With creative food presentations and a wide selection of fresh and seasonal cuisine, guests can dine internationally with choices ranging from a French bistro to an Italian cucina, to an Asian-infused sushi and teriyaki restaurant to beachside grills with fresh fish and aged meats. For casual dining, the gourmet buffet restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with engaging show-cooking stations. Unique refreshments are available 24 hours a day at the coffee house, the sports bar and other lounges with signature cocktails and expert mixologists. Hyatt Ziva Cancun will offer meeting and convention space, with more than 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event areas, including a ballroom that can be divided into five meeting rooms. In addition to the traditional meeting space, the resort will feature outdoor lawn, garden and beach venues with breathtaking views that will create the perfect backdrop for weddings or other special occasions. Expert meeting concierges, high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the resort and a full array of audiovisual equipment will ensure a successful conference or incentive program. Additionally, Hyatt Ziva Cancun will have on-site professional wedding planners and a variety of wedding celebrations designed to create the perfect memorable event. In addition to Hyatt Ziva Cancun in Mexico, Playa is scheduled to open Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta in late 2014. In the Caribbean, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay are scheduled to open in late 2014. The two new resorts will be co-located on Jamaica's most romantic beach, formerly home to The Ritz-Carlton. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall will offer an adults-only all inclusive experience that will be separate, but connected to, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, which will cater to guests of all ages. Whether guests desire romance or revitalization, the two resorts will provide an escape into luxurious relaxation and unexpected adventure a place where extraordinary moments will combine to create rich, enduring memories to last a lifetime.