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Mark Becker Appointed as General Manager for the 533-room
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS—October 24, 2012 – Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, announces the promotion of Mark Becker to General Manager.

Becker, a 22-year Hyatt veteran, will oversee operations at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. As General Manager, Becker is responsible for the overall vision and future direction of the property. He began his career with Hyatt in 1990 as a Housekeeping Supervisor with Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Becker acted as Executive Assistant Manager for Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa at Indian Wells, CA and Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. While serving as Rooms Executive, he oversaw a $36 million expansion of the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and developed the first Medical and Skin spa in Hyatt’s portfolio. During his time as a Senior Rooms Executive with Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, he implemented a recreation department and developed the first ocean front property partnership with Disney. As General Manager of Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Becker was the leading force behind a $20 million transformation which resulted in a 4 Diamond rating.

Becker was named Manager of the Year in 1996, and received the distinguished Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Rooms Executive of the Year in 2004 and 2007. In 2010, he was the Board Chair of the Sarasota Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. He currently serves on the Executive Committee Member for the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Becker graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Boston University.  He and his wife have 12-year-old twin daughters.

About Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis features 533 guestrooms, 74,000 square feet of high tech function space, and a StayFit™ Athletic Club with an indoor heated pool. The hotel is located at 1300 Nicollet Mall, which features Nicollet Mall shopping and dining. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is only a short trip away from the Mall of America, the Walker Arts Center, and Guthrie Theater. For reservations, visit www.minneapolis.hyatt.com or call 600.633.7313.

About Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency encompasses the full spectrum of hotel types, which are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Properties range in size from 200 to more than 2,000 rooms, feature intimate and large meeting spaces, and offer a full range of services and dining options tailored to serve the needs of conventions, business travelers or resort vacationers. Hyatt Regency enables all guests – whether they are traveling to work, unwinding or gathering in celebration – to feel productive and revitalized. For more information and reservations, visit www.hyatt.com
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Contact:

Noreen Heron Zautcke/Kate Hughes
Noreen Heron & Associates, Inc.
773.969.5200
khughes@heronpr.com




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