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Majed Dawood-Farah Named as Food and Beverage Director
for the 1,260-room Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Georgia

A $65 Million Renovation was Recently Completed at the Property

ATLANTA (Jan. 30, 2013)
-Hyatt Regency Atlanta has announced the appointment of Majed Dawood-Farah as Food and Beverage Director. With a decade of experience at Hyatt properties, including Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay and Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Dawood-Farah is responsible for all food and beverage operations at the landmark hotel on Peachtree Street.

As Food and Beverage Director, Dawood-Farah will oversee banqueting for the hotel's 180,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and direct in-room dining for its 1,260 guest rooms. Dawood-Farah will also manage the hotel's innovative new restaurants, Sway and Twenty-Two Storys; as well as its 24-hour market.

"We are pleased to welcome Majad to Hyatt Regency Atlanta to lead our food and beverage operations. After recently completing our $65 million transformation, we value his talent and experience and look forward to his creative ideas," said Joe Hindsley, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Dawood-Farah launched his Hyatt career as Director of Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. It was the first of several positions he held at the hotel, including Director of Banquet Operations, Director of Catering and Convention Services, and for five years, Food and Beverage Director.

In 2010, he relocated to Florida to become Food and Beverage Director of Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, where he managed an $18 million food and beverage operation that finished in the top 10 in customer service scores for all Hyatt hotels in 2011.

Dawood-Farah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration from Missouri State University, as well as a Technical Diploma in Tourism/Culinary from the Ministry of Tourism in Damascus, Syria.

Dawood-Farah is fluent in Arabic, French and English, and also holds a diploma in Mediterranean Cookery and French Cuisine. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Carol, and their two daughters.

About Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Recently completing a $65 million transformation, Hyatt Regency Atlanta has been a city landmark since its inception in 1967. Hyatt Regency Atlanta is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street. The 1,260-room hotel is the first atrium hotel in the world and is one of the nation's premier convention and tradeshow facilities with 180,000 square feet of ballroom, exhibit, meeting and hospitality space. For reservations or more information about Hyatt Regency Atlanta, please visit: www.atlantaregency.hyatt.com or call: 404-577-1234.

Contact:

Julie Shamrock Rollend
Hawkins International PR
212.255.6541
Julie@hawkpr.com




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