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Eamon O’Brien Named Director of Sales for Grand Hyatt New York

October 26, 2011 (New York) – Grand Hyatt New York, the landmark property nearing culmination of its $130 million renovation, has welcomed Eamon O’Brien as the Director of Sales.  In his new position, O’Brien provides leadership to the day-to-day operations of the Sales Department, while upholding the property’s excellent level of service.  As the storied property puts the finishing touches on its $130 million complete renovation, O’Brien’s role is integral to the historic hotel’s next era of success.    
 
O’Brien has more than nine years of experience in the hospitality industry.  Already a member of the Hyatt family, O’Brien relocated to New York after serving as the Associate Director of Sales for the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.   Prior to his role at the Hyatt Regency, O’Brien served as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile.  He spent several years working as a Senior Account Executive and Sales Manager at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile and as a Sales Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown before beginning his career in operations for Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 
 
“We are delighted to welcome Eamon to our team during this important period of re-positioning and re-branding the historic property,” said Mark Pardue, General Manager, Grand Hyatt New York.  “Eamon brings with him a wealth of hotel expertise that will help ensure the property’s continued success as a leading luxury hotel for discerning travelers.”
 
O’Brien graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from DePaul University. 
 
To learn more about Grand Hyatt New York and to make reservations, visit www.grandnewyork.hyatt.com or call 1-800-233-1234.
 
About Grand Hyatt New York
With a premier location on 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, Grand Hyatt New York lies in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Attached to the legendary Grand Central Terminal, Grand Hyatt is just steps away from the city’s best culture and attractions, including Times Square, Broadway, art and world-class shopping. The hotel’s exciting $130 million renovation will be completed in November 2011 and includes completely redesigned guestrooms, a new restaurant, a refreshed lobby and mezzanine level, creative new meeting spaces, a completely revitalized ballroom, and the innovative gourmet grab-and-go food concept called Market.  Inside each new room at Grand Hyatt New York, refined hues, lush textures and engaging artwork are among the elements that frame the mood of a sleek and modern Manhattan residence. The minimalist décor keeps guests relaxed in a calming sanctuary, far from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s heart beat below. The Grand Club provides added luxury offering elevator key access, complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks, and evening hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Grand Hyatt New York is perfect for groups of any size offering intimate meeting rooms and the astounding 18,000 square foot Empire Ballroom. Boasting more than 50 meeting rooms and 55,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel can accommodate groups up to 1,500 people.

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Contact: 
 
Amanda Schinder/Molly Olive
Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations
(212) 228-1500
ASchinder@njfpr.com / Molly@njfpr.com

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Also See: Edan Ballantine Appointed as Director of Food and Beverage at the Grand Hyatt New York / August 2011

Mark Purdue Joins Grand Hyatt New York as General Manager / November 2010

Grand Hyatt New York Appoints Executive Chef Christian Ragano to Head Up the Hotel’s New Restaurant, New York Central / September 2010

Grand Hyatt New York’s New Grab-and-Go Restaurant Concept – Market – Meant to Reinvent Hotel Room Service / April 2010
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