News for the Hospitality Executive
Andrew Davidson Appointed as General Manager of the
Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2011) – Park Hyatt Washington is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Davidson as General Manager of the 216-room luxury hotel located in the fashionable West End Georgetown neighborhood of the nation’s capital. Davidson joins Park Hyatt Washington as it celebrates its fifth anniversary since reopening after an extensive redesign and renovation in 2006, and a current renovation of its flexible event and meeting space.
A seasoned leader in the company, Davidson comes to Park Hyatt Washington with over 24 years of experience at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, most recently in Texas, where he held the position of General Manager of the 208-room Grand Hyatt DFW. Prior, he served as General Manager for Hyatt Regency Jersey City, where he oversaw operation s for the 350-room hotel. Davidson has also held positions at the former Park Hyatt Highlands Inn, Hyatt Regency San Antonio, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.
Davidson has spent much of his career working with food and beverage. As a former corporate food and beverage director, he developed and implemented the department’s initiatives, including the hotel wine program. In this role, he was also directly involved with opening 13 new hotels.
REDESIGNED FLEXIBLE EVENT AND MEETING SPACE
Davidson’s arrival also coincides with a comprehensive renovation of Park Hyatt Washington’s ballroom level, which is scheduled for completion on September 1. Gonzalez Architects and Jane Dillon Design Group, of Miami, Florida have taken the look and feel of the hotel’s distinctive lobby and guestrooms, and incorporated them into the foundation of their design concept for the ballroom and meeting spaces. The design of the function space continues to celebrate and interpret ‘American artisanship’ in a sophisticated, modern manner.
The innovative redesign also introduces a new name for the redefined space with The Gallery, comprising the hotel’s entire lower level of 10,000 square feet of flexible event and meeting space for guests. Name changes also include Gallery Foyer, Gallery Lounge and Gallery Ballroom, plus the Drawing Room, which can be split into two separate sections, and the Salon, which can be divided into five intimate rooms.
About Park Hyatt Washington
Park Hyatt Washington combines dynamic modernism with classic American style. Located in the fashionable West End Georgetown neighborhood, near Embassy Row and the Smithsonian Museums, Park Hyatt Washington affords guests convenient access to the shopping, dining, and cultural attractions of the nation’s capital. With a Tea Cellar offering rare and vintage tea selections, the largest deluxe rooms in the city with spa-inspired bathrooms, and an intimate Spa Room, Park Hyatt Washington offers guests a truly unique experience. The hotel is home to the award-winning restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern, an elegant neighborhood tavern offering menu selections focusing on the freshest ingredients available from regional purveyors. Park Hyatt Washington offers flexible meeting and event space and seasonal catering from celebrated chef Brian McBride.
To make a reservation for Park Hyatt Washington in the U.S. or Canada, please call +1 800 778 7477 or visit www.parkhyattwashington.com.
About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent individual business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in many of the world's premier destinations, each Park Hyatt is custom designed to combine sophistication with distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for smaller groups, critically acclaimed art and food and beverage programs, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 26 Park Hyatt hotels with locations including: Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Saigon, San Diego, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich.
Phone: +1 202 419 6625
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