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Interstate Hotels & Resorts Names Pre-Opening Team of Steve Buckler as
General Manager and Macaire Matchett as Director of Sales for the 204-room
Hyatt Place Braintree in Braintree, Massachusetts



BRAINTREE, Mass., March 5, 2012 – The 204-room Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree hotel, anticipated to open in May of 2012, today announced that Steve Buckler has joined as general manager and Macaire Matchett as director of sales as the hotel’s pre-opening senior leadership team.

Buckler brings with him 40 years of hospitality sales and operations experience, most recently as vice president, sales and marketing, for Broughton Hospitality Group and prior to that, as vice president, sales and marketing, for Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts. His operations experience includes leadership-level positions as general manager at the Pan Pacific Hotel in San Diego and as a regional vice president of marketing and operations for three four-star hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu, in addition to corporate sales and marketing responsibility in the South Pacific Region.  Buckler has also held director-level sales and marketing positions, including leading a sales and marketing team during a 650-room expansion and repositioning of a luxury hotel in San Diego, and opening three four-star Hyatt hotels in Baltimore, Orlando and Atlanta.

Macaire Matchett joins the Hyatt Place Braintree as pre-opening director of sales, bringing extensive sales experience and knowledge of the Boston-area market to her new position. Most recently she was director of sales at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, Canton, Mass., responsible for leading sales and marketing for a new build hotel.  Prior to that Matchett was a sales manager at the 157-room Hyatt Place Boston/Medford hotel for four years, responsible for group and corporate sales. 

About the Hyatt Place Braintree

The Hyatt Place Braintree hotel, located at 37 Forbes Road, is ideally situated across from the South Shore Shopping Plaza featuring over 300 shops and restaurants, and just 13 minutes from downtown Boston and Boston Logan International Airport. The hotel is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation and is anticipated to open in spring of 2012. All spacious 204 guest rooms will feature contemporary decor with stylish furnishings, including divided living and sleeping areas and a king or two double plush Hyatt Grand Beds™;  state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" flat-panel high-definition television;   an oversized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper;  and a bathroom vanity with granite countertops.  The hotel will also offer guests complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel; a new complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet™, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, waffles, French toast, pancakes and steel-cut oatmeal; 24-hour made to order menu items and pre-packaged snacks; specialty coffee and espresso beverages; full-service bar; complimentary 24-hour Stay Fit® fitness center with Life Fitness® cardio equipment; and indoor and outdoor pool. The Hyatt Place Braintree is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (www.ihrco.com).  For more information, visit the hotel’s website at: http://braintree.place.hyatt.com.
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Contact:

Steve Buckler
General Manager
781-426-5104
steve.buckler@ihrco.com


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