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Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa in Newport, Rhode Island Appoints Anant Joshi
as Director of Sales & Marketing and William Clarke as Regional Director of Sales
for Davidson Hotel Company, the Property Operator


February 25, 2011 (Newport, RI) - Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa has two big personnel developments to report: The appointment of Anant Joshi as Director of Sales & Marketing and the promotion of his predecessor, William Clarke, to Regional Director of Sales for Davidson Hotel Company, which operates the property. Both bring a world of sales experience and success to their new positions.
Anant Joshi
As Director of Sales & Marketing, Joshi is responsible for all sales and marketing efforts for Hyatt Regency Newport, including devising and implementing innovative strategies for increasing guest and meeting traffic. A Rhode Island resident, Joshi arrived from Marriott International, where an 11-year run saw him holding positions focused on domestic and international sales including Regional Director of Global Sales, Asia Pacific Region; and Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Caribbean and Latin America.

Previously, Joshi held sales management positions with Sonesta Hotels and Resorts, Walt Disney Resorts and Marriott's Orlando World Center. He started in hospitality as a Night Resort Manager in 1980 with South Seas Resorts in Captiva Island, Florida.

Joshi earned an Associate Degree in Food Technology from Food Craft Institute in Bangalore, India and an Associate Degree in Hotel Management from Hinds Community College in Jackson, Mississippi.

William Clarke
As Regional Director of Sales for Davidson Hotel Company, William Clarke will oversee the sales efforts for eight hotels in the Eastern US including Hyatt Regency Newport.  He joined Hyatt Regency Newport as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2007, bringing more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience with renowned brands including Hyatt, Marriott, Doubletree, Dolce and

An active and engaged hospitality professional, Clarke has served as Chairman of the Newport County Chamber  of Commerce, Chairman of the Academy of Travel & Tourism/Newport Career & Technical School, and Treasurer of the Newport & Bristol County CVB.

Clarke earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Administration from the University of New Hampshire. In his new role, he will continue to work out of Newport County.

"Hospitality sales and marketing is a dynamic field, and never more so than at the management level. We are excited to welcome Anant to our Goat Island address and wish nothing but the best to Bill on his next endeavor at Davidson Hotel Company," said John Karchner, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa.

Hyatt Regency Newport winter rates start at $109. For reservations or information on additional activities, please contact Hyatt Regency Newport at (401) 851-1234, or visit

About Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa
Located on Goat Island in Newport Harbor of Narragansett Bay, Hyatt Regency Newport is just minutes from the Gilded Age mansions, Cliff Walk National Recreation Trail and absorbing history of Newport, Rhode Island. The hotel's 257 guestrooms, many with spectacular water views, are appointed with elegant interiors and décor. The renovated, full-service Stillwater Spa offers myriad treatments with marine-based products, while the adjacent fitness center features an indoor pool. Guests can drive from the hotel's two-story parking garage over Goat Island bridge or reach downtown Newport aboard the electric "Plug 'N Play" boat launch - a scenic and environmentally friendly service. The Windward Restaurant offers the finest in seaside dining; Pineapples On the Bay is a casual waterside restaurant; and Five33 Lounge serves creative cocktails and light fare before great views of Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay. The hotel is also a splendid destination for meetings and special events, with 25,000 square feet of renovated indoor space and 50,000 square feet of outdoor space.

Contact:  Michelle Munick
 Hawkins International 
           (212) 255-6541

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