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Matt Adams Named Vice President and Managing Director
for the Grand Hyatt New York
NEW YORK — FEBRUARY 9, 2007— Matt Adams has recently been named vice president and managing director for the Grand Hyatt New York. In this role, he will oversee operations, sales, engineering and food and beverage for the 1,311-room midtown Manhattan hotel. Adams replaces former Grand Hyatt New York general manager, Jerry Gibson, who is now the vice president and managing director at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

A 24-year Hyatt veteran, Adams was most recently vice president of operations for Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Chicago.  In this role, he was responsible for all food and beverage, rooms and engineering operations for hotels and resorts in U.S., Canada and Caribbean.  During his tenure in the corporate office, Adams pioneered many successful initiatives, including Hyatt’s Stay Fit gyms, signature breakfast and lunch dishes and technology advancements including express check-in kiosks and E-Concierge program.

Prior his role in Hyatt’s corporate office, he was vice president and managing director at Hyatt Regency San Francisco.  Matt began his career in 1983 and has worked in various capacities at Hyatt hotels including the former Hyatt Los Angeles Airport, Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Grand Hyatt San Francisco and was general manager at both Hyatt Regency Woodfield and Hyatt Regency Chicago.  

Playing an active role in the industry, Matt has been involved in Roosevelt University’s adjunct faculty hospitality program.  He holds a bachelor of arts from California State University, Long Beach.

The Grand Hyatt New York has 1,311 guestrooms including 51 suites and offers 55,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is conveniently connected to Grand Central Terminal and is in close proximity to New York’s greatest attractions including Central Park, Broadway theaters, Times Square and world-class shopping. The Grand Hyatt New York has two restaurants and a 24-hour access business center and fitness center. For more information about the Grand Hyatt New York, please visit www.grandnewyork.hyatt.com.

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Contact:

Julie Shamrock
Grand Hyatt New York
646.213.6682
  jshamrock@hyatt.com

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Also See: Jerry Gibson Named General Manager, Grand Hyatt New York / January 2006
The Grand Hyatt New York Has New Look, New Standards with a $65 million Renovation / March 2005

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