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Kaaren Hamilton Named Sales Manager at the
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
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Jersey City, NJ, May 19, 2006---Kaaren Hamilton has been named Sales Manager at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson.  The hotels General Manager, Andrew Davidson, announced the appointment of the industry veteran, who brings more than 20 years experience in hotel and conference center management to her new position.
 
An honors graduate of the University of Surrey in England, Ms. Hamilton worked at two of Britains leading properties: the noted Westbury Hotel on New Bond Street in London and at Pennyhill Park in the Surrey Countryside.  Upon returning to the United States in 1986, she completed a management training program with Hilton Hotels and started her US career as a social catering manager.  Her next ventue was with the German-owned Rafael Hotel group at Turnberry Isle Resort and Club.  She was instrumental at this property, through its opening phase, as a Convention Service Manager.  
 
Ms. Hamilton was then recruited by New Jersey's only Five Diamond hotel, The Hilton at Short Hills.  Here, as director of Meeting Services, and a member of the Executive Committee, she was responsible for all meetings and conferences at the property and was part of the management team that won The Hilton at Short Hills its coveted five diamonds.   
 
Ms. Hamilton spent five years as a private meeting planner and travel director for associations and corporate clients, before joining the Palace at Somerset Park, a new conference center and events venue then under construction in Somerset, NJ.   She directed The Palace at Somerset Park's strategic planning and hospitality sales efforts, prior to the opening and was promoted to Director of Sales of the new facility in 2005. 

In her new position with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Ms. Hamilton will be responsible for corporate sales for one of the group's most visible properties, the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson. This striking hotel is built on the water on New Jersey's Gold Coast, overlooking the Manhattan Skyline.  Easily accessible from both New York and New Jersey, the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson serves both markets with exciting facilities for both business and leisure travelers.  The hotel offers 350 luxurious guestrooms featuring the new Hyatt Grand Bed and a spacious work area with free speed internet access. Conference facilities include 40,000 square feet of conference and event space with impeccable appointments and stunning river views.  The elegant VU restaurant and hotel banquet menus feature contemporary American cuisine.
 
Kaaren Hamilton can be reached at (201)469-4754.
 
Ms. Hamilton resides in Cranford, New Jersey with her husband and their two children.
    
About Global Hyatt Corporation    
There are 215 Hyatt hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands. Currently, there are an additional 30 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 11 new hotels in China.   Hyatt Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation.  Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc,. operators of the Hyatt Vacation Club (timeshare and fractional residential product), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), Select Hotel Group L.L.C. (which owns, operates and franchises AmeriSuites hotels, Hyatt Place and Summerfield Suites hotels) and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, and Microtel Inns and Suites). 

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Contact:

Anne Sweeney
732-329-6629
aspubrel@aol.com
www.hyatt.com

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Also See: Carlson Hotels Worldwide Recognizes Best in the Brands; Sean Shannon, GM of the Radisson on John Deere Commons, Moline, Illinois Named Best Radisson General Manager / June 2004
Bjorn Gullaksen and Nancy Johnson Assume New Executive Vice President Roles at Carlson Hotels / January 2006


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