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.Jeffrey Foresman Appointed Executive Chef of Hyatt Regency
Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, TX., August 1, 2006 -- Jeffrey Foresman, a 19-year veteran with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, has been appointed executive chef of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa.  In his new position, Foresman will oversee the operations of three restaurants, the pool bar and grille, room service, convention services, and a staff of 70 culinary employees.  Additionally, Foresman will be responsible for off-premise catered events and for special events that take place at the resort.

"Jeffrey's extensive experience and knowledge of international and regional cuisine make him a welcomed addition to our staff.  We look forward to experiencing his expertise, personality and flair in the menus of our restaurants," commented General Manager, Thomas D. Smith. 

As a graduate of Johnson & Wales Universityís College of Culinary Arts in Providence, Rhode Island, Jeffery has worked for seven Hyatt Hotels across the United States, including: 

  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Fl
  • Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, Waikoloa, HI
  • Hyatt Regency Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Grand Hyatt Washington, DC, Washington, DC
  • Hyatt Regency Arlington, Arlington, VA
  • Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Crystal City, VA
  • And most recently, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA.
"I am thrilled to get back to the resort atmosphere where attention to detail and impeccable service is essential", said Foresman.  "My culinary focus is to use the freshest ingredients available in the local marketplace and allowing those ingredients speak for themselves. I donít believe in masking natural flavors with excess butter, cream or fat."  

Foresman, originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is an Eagle Scout and enjoys all the great outdoors has to offer, including gardening. Jeffrey, his wife Hannah and children Stephanie (12) and Christopher (4) have recently moved to San Antonio.

About the Hyatt Hill Country 
The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is located on 200-scenic acres in the heart of San Antonio. The 500-room resort features 33,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Resort amenities include the full-service Windflower-The Hill Country Spa featuring 21-treatment rooms with world-class services, four swimming pools and our signature 950 foot Rambliní River.   With four restaurants, a lounge and coffee bar, guests can enjoy superb epicurean dining or cocktails with colleagues overlooking a lushly landscaped 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course. For reservations or information contact The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa at 210.647.1234 or visit us at www.hillcountry.hyatt.com. The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is honored to be a Virtuoso recognized property.

About Global Hyatt Corporation    
There are 215 Hyatt branded 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).  From the U.S. and Canada. Calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com may obtain reservations for any Hyatt hotel, worldwide.

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Contact:

Melody Campbell-Goeken
Director of Public Relations
(210) 520-4022, office
mgoeken@hyatt.com

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Also See: Thomas D. Smith, GM of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country, Named Hyatt Hotels Corporationís General Manager of the Year / April 2006
Lisa Lyon Named Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Boston / August 2005

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