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General Manager Appointments at Hyatt Hotels in Asia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 9 July 2015

Hyatt has made the following General Manager appointments:

Adrian Slater has been appointed as General Manager of Grand Hyatt Seoul. Slater commenced his career with Hyatt in 1987 at Hyatt Regency Auckland, before working at Hyatt Regency hotels in Dubai, Perth, Saipan, Guam and Incheon. His first General Manager role was with Hyatt Regency Jeju in 2005, then with Park Hyatt Seoul, and most recently, Park Hyatt Dubai between 2010 and 2015. Slater succeeds David Pacey, whose next assignment is expected to be announced shortly.

Paul Wright has been selected as General Manager of Park Hyatt Beijing, effective from 17 August 2015. Wright started his tenure in 1994 at Hyatt Regency Perth, before advancing in various food-and-beverage management positions at Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Grand Hyatt Melbourne and Grand Hyatt Bali. In 2008, he became Hotel Manager of Park Hyatt Dubai and subsequently Grand Hyatt Beijing, before his most recent assignment as General Manager at the rebranded Grand Hyatt Incheon since 2012.

Ronald Kang, currently Area Vice President and General Manager of Park Hyatt Beijing, will be temporarily assigned to the Beijing Support Centre for Hyatt Special Projects, effective from 1 September 2015. Ronalds next assignment is expected to be announced in the near future.

Johnny Kiu has been selected as General Manager of the newly reflagged Hyatt Regency Wuhan Optics Valley, effective from 17 August 2015. Kiu has vast hospitality experience working for a number of international hotel chains - including Four Seasons, Marriott, Peninsula, Shangri-La and InterContinental - while located in Hong Kong, Indonesia and various cities in China. He joined Hyatt in 2013 with his first General Manager assignment at Hyatt Regency Guiyang.

Mark Lyons has been selected as General Manager of the Hyatt-managed Roppongi Hills Club, effective from 15 July 2015. Lyons began his Hyatt tenure at Hyatt Regency Sydney in 1995, before progressing through various rooms-management positions at Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Park Hyatt Melbourne, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Grand Hyatt Beijing and Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Since 2010, he has been Hotel Manager at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi.

Sarah Wang has been selected as General Manager of Hyatt Place Luoyang, effective from 1 August 2015. Wang began her career with Hyatt in 2002 as the Front Office Assistant Manager at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, before progressing in various rooms-management positions at Hyatt Regency Xian, then advancing to become Director of Rooms at Hyatt Regency Jinan in 2011. Since 2014, she has been the pre-opening and opening Executive Assistant Manager for Rooms at Grand Hyatt Dalian.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our colleagues on their new assignments, said Group President of Hyatt Asia Pacific, David Udell. They have all worked incredibly hard to get to where they are, and these advancements are more than deserved. I have no doubt that they will continue to meet each new challenge with enthusiasm, passion and the wisdom that comes with experience, and we wish them continued success and the very best of happiness in their exciting new roles.

Hyatt, GM, General Manager

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