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Malcolm Zancanaro Named as General Manager of the
825-room Grand Hyatt Beijing in China

Beijing, 4 August 2011
– Grand Hyatt Beijing has announced the appointment of Malcolm Zancanaro as General Manager effective 1 August 2011. Malcolm has been with Hyatt for over 20 years, his career includes more than 10 years in senior management positions in Hyatt properties.

Most recently Malcolm was General Manager at Hyatt Regency Qingdao where he was preparing for the opening of the property.  Prior to this Malcolm was Hotel Manager of Grand Hyatt Beijing, which he and his team have successfully positioned as the best hotel in the city. Prior to Beijing Malcolm was Director of Food and Beverage – Asia Pacific based in Hyatt’s Divisional Office in Hong Kong.

Commenting on his appointment, Malcolm said, “I feel privileged to be General Manager of this contemporary luxury hotel in Beijing. I look forward to working with a truly dynamic team in one of the most vibrant cities of the world.” He continued, “I am confident that I can further strengthen the hotel’s position by continuing to provide unanticipated luxuries and authentic hospitality service for all guests.”

About Grand Hyatt Beijing
Grand Hyatt Beijing is a splendid addition to China’s capital city, Beijing, a dynamic 21st-century metropolis with a 3,000-year cultural heritage. It offers the best of both worlds - a subtle blend of Western and Oriental traditions encompassing contemporary design and classic standards of service and excellence. Located at the crossroads of Chang an Avenue and Wangfujing, the 825-room hotel is part of the Oriental Plaza – China’s largest commercial complex, at the heart of the city’s prestigious business and commercial district. It is just minutes’ walking distance away from China’s most treasured spot, the Forbidden City.

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 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 on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of March 31, 2011, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 451 properties in 43 countries. For more information, please visit

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