NEW YORK (September 18, 2013) - The iconic Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan proudly appoints award-winning hospitality professional Brad C. Mettler as its new Director of Sales and Marketing.
Mettler brings over 15 years of experience to his new post, and almost all of it within the Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Most recently, he spent four years as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, where he managed that resort's sales initiatives throughout a $13 million renovation. During Mettler's time in Honolulu, Hyatt Hotels Corporation named his sales staff the Sales Team of the Year in 2012. In March 2013, he was awarded Hyatt's Director of Sales and Marketing of the Year honor for large hotels.
After beginning his career as a Corporate Management Trainee at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Mettler quickly advanced through the organization, eventually overseeing sales and marketing efforts in such varied markets as Lake Tahoe, NV, Albuquerque, NM, La Jolla, CA, Greenville, SC and many others.
"We are so delighted to welcome Brad to Grand Hyatt New York," said General Manager Mark Pardue. "His experience spans all major hospitality markets, making him a great fit for a destination as diverse as New York City. His stellar record at Hyatt speaks for itself, and we look forward to having his experience and expertise at our property."
"I am thrilled to bring my passion for Hyatt and the hospitality industry to this legendary hotel," added Mettler. "It's an honor to join the Grand Hyatt New York team and to work at a property that's an integral part of daily life in New York City."
The Grand Hyatt New York recently unveiled a $130 million renovation, spanning its 1306 rooms and suites, three bars and restaurants, and 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Its Empire Ballroom, which has been home to such illustrious events as John F. Kennedy's democratic party nomination and Martin Luther King's 1956 "Desegregation and the Future" speech, now has an Italian marble foyer and a "Champagne cloud" chandelier made from 7,000 pieces of hand-blown glass.
To learn more about Grand Hyatt New York, please visit www.newyork.grandhyatt.com or call 1-800-233-1234 or 1-212-883-1234.
About Grand Hyatt New York
With a premier location on 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, the Grand Hyatt New York lies in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Attached to the legendary Grand Central Terminal, the Grand Hyatt is just steps away from the city's best culture and attractions, including Times Square, Broadway, art, culinary experiences and world-class shopping.
The hotel has 1,306 guest rooms including 43 suites. The suites range in size from 600 to more than 3,500 square feet. The guest rooms feature the Hyatt "Grand Bed" and have large workspaces. The Grand Club provides added luxury offering elevator key access, complimentary breakfast, afternoon snacks and evening hors d'oeuvres. The Grand Hyatt New York is perfect for groups of any size. Boasting over 50 meeting rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,500 people.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® brand. As of December 31, 2009, the company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 424 properties. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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