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Dania Duke Appointed General Manager of
Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

(San Francisco, CA) September 7, 2007 -  Dania Duke has recently been appointed as the General Manager of Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf.  She succeeds colleague Keith Butz who has been assigned as General Manager for Hyatt Regency Calgary.

An 18-year Hyatt Hotels and Resorts veteran, Duke began her career with the company as a management trainee.  She has been affiliated with Hyatt properties in the Hawaiian Islands, Grand Cayman, British West Indies, the Virgin Islands, and the cities of Indianapolis, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Sarasota, Florida; Indian Wells, California; San Antonio, Texas; Washington D.C.; Palo Alto, California; and most recently General Manager of Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California.

Over the years, Duke has been an active member of Chaine Des Rotisseurs and American Institute of Food and Wine.  In 2003, Duke received the Guild of Master Sommeliers in recognition for her wine expertise. Her community activities have included United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Share Our Strength, Special Olympics, Red Cross, Second Harvest Homeless Shelter, Rotary International and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Most recently, Duke served on the Boards of the Palm Springs Hospitality Association, Mainstreet Merchants of Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism-Planning, Budget and Finance Committee and the Coachella Valley Economic Development Commission. One of her most significant achievements is her instrumental role in the adoption of an ordinance for the formation of a Business Improvement District for Palm Springs, California.

In September, Duke will begin with a seat on the Board of Governor's on the Fisherman's Wharf Merchants Association in San Francisco, California. 

Duke's professional achievements include the 2000 Dannon International Hotelier Award, 2001 inaugural recipient of Hyatt Hotel's Operations Achievement Award and 2003 Donald J. Pritzker Award for Operations Achievement within Hyatt Hotels.

Her leisure activities are yoga, golf and photography.

Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf is located at 555 North Point Street, San Francisco, California, USA 94133.  For reservations and additional information, visit or call (415) 563-1234 or toll free (800) 233-1234. The hotel features 313 spacious and newly renovated guest rooms boasting the plush Grand Bed with pillow-top mattresses; multifunction workstation with ergonomic chair; and luxurious bath with deluxe amenities. Guest services and amenities include Wi-Fi service throughout the hotel; 24-hour automated business center; complimentary transportation to the Financial District; newly renovated 24-hour StayFit @ Hyatt Fitness Center; outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi; and pool tables at Knuckles. Dining and Entertainment options range from Knuckles Historic Sports Bar & Grill, which was voted Best Sports Bar in San Francisco.


Molly Blaisdell
(925) 631-7971, office

Also See: Global Hyatt Appoints Two to Hyatt Regency GM Posts - Keith Butz in Calgary and Tom Wolf in Bethesda, Maryland / August 2007


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