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Steven Smith Named General Manager
For Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif.-(May 16, 2005) Steven J. Smith has been appointed general manager for Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, California.  As General Manager, Smith will be responsible for the entire operation of the 522-room hotel and its 500 employees.  Previously, Smith was general manager for Hyatt Regency Bellevue just east of Seattle, Washington.

A seasoned industry professional, Smith began his career with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in 1985 as a housekeeping supervisor at Hyatt Regency Crystal City adjacent to Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.  During his 20 years with Hyatt, Smith has held management positions at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Hyatt Regency Reston, Hyatt Cherry Hill, Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Hyatt Regency Miami, and Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

A native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 

About Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Hyatt Regency Long Beach features 522 guest rooms including 19 suites and 27,000 square feet of meeting and special event space.  Conveniently located in the heart of the city near major attractions and accessible via three airports, Hyatt Regency Long Beach is ideal for the business or leisure traveler. 

About Hyatt
 here are 212 hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands.  Currently, there are an additional 27 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 10 new hotels in China. In January 2005, Global Hyatt Corporation also added an additional 143 U.S. properties to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of the upscale, limited service AmeriSuites hotel chain. These properties will be repositioned and renamed under a new Hyatt brand by early 2006.


Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Kay Cochran
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA  90802

Also See: Hyatt International Corporation Appoint Six to General Manager Posts / November 2004
Hyatt to Assume Management of Adam's Mark Jacksonville; Reflagged Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront -- $10 Million Renovation Underway / April 2005

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