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Global Hyatt Appoints Two to Hyatt Regency GM Posts -
Keith Butz in Calgary and Tom Wolf in Bethesda, Maryland

August 2007 - Keith Butz has been named General Manager of Hyatt Regency Calgary by Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Butz will arrive August 13 and will oversee all hotel operations which include Thomsons Restaurant, Sandstone Lounge and Stillwater Spa. Butz takes over for Mr. Steve McNally, who has been General Manager of Hyatt Regency Calgary for the past six years. McNally has been promoted to General Manager of Hyatt Regency Vancouver. “I’ve heard wonderful things about the City of Calgary and I’m excited to be working with and supporting the incredible team that Steve has developed”, said Butz.

Butz started his career with Hyatt in 1993 at Hyatt Regency New Orleans as a Corporate Management Trainee. During his six years in New Orleans, Butz held various management positions in the Rooms and Food & Beverage divisions. Butz, then held positions at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Park Hyatt San Francisco, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and was part of the opening team for Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. In November 2005, Butz was promoted to General Manager of Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Keith Butz and wife, Amanda Butz, come to Calgary as the city is in the midst of massive growth that has not left the hospitality industry untouched. “I see it in the headlines and I’ve done my research on the boom Calgary is experiencing. It’s a thrilling time for me to be a part of the Hyatt Team in Calgary, as the city grows so will Hyatt.”

Also Hyatt Regency Bethesda is proud to announce the arrival of a new General Manager, Tom Wolf, who will be responsible for overseeing the 390-guestroom suburban hotel outside of Washington, D.C. that includes over 20,000 square feet of function space. As a 27-year Hyatt veteran, Tom brings a variety of experience and a keen understanding of hotel operations, as well as an orientation towards excelling in customer service.

Mr. Wolf’s career trajectory has included a variety of positions throughout different cities and through many Hyatt property types. Most recently, Mr. Wolf was the Hotel Manager at Hyatt Regency Atlanta and the General Manager at Hyatt Regency Irvine. Wolf’s tenure with Hyatt began in 1980 in his home State of Illinois, where he worked in the Reservations Department at Hyatt Regency Chicago. From there, Wolf worked his way up in the Rooms Division with posts at Park Hyatt Washington, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort and Hyatt Regency Aruba.

“Hyatt Regency Bethesda is thrilled to have Tom as the new General Manager. Tom embodies the spirit of hospitality and will be a wonderful leader both in the hotel and within the community,” said Felipe Cofiño, Director of Human Resources. Aside from his professional endeavors, Tom takes the role of a true family man to his wife and two daughters. He and his family have relocated to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

About Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Global Hyatt Corporation, one of the world's premier hotel companies, offers today's travelers over 735 hotels and resorts (over 136,000 rooms) in more than 44 countries. The company's affiliates own, operate, manage and franchise Hyatt branded hotels and resorts under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Resorts®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Place™ and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brands.


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Also See: Hyatt International Corporation Appoint Six to General Manager Posts / November 2004


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