PHILADELPHIA (February 25, 2016) Hyatt at The Bellevue, one of the most iconic hotels in Philadelphia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pina Purpero as General Manager. In her new role, Purpero will manage all aspects of the hotel, its day-to-day operations and oversee a multi-million dollar renovation, set to be complete this spring. Ideally situated on the world famous Avenue of the Arts, one of the most vibrant tourist destinations in the United States, the historic Hyatt at The Bellevue is an appealing combination of luxe modern interiors and old-world architecture, tucked inside a Beaux-Arts building that has earned a spot on the National Registry of Historical Places.

Hyatt at The Bellevue features some of the most spacious and well-appointed guestrooms in the city and its modern seasonal restaurant, XIX (NINETEEN), located on the 19th floor, offers up extraordinary sweeping views of the city skyline. The Grand Ballroom boasts original lighting designed by Thomas Edison and its marble and hand-worked iron elliptical staircase is the most celebrated in the city. This spring Hyatt at The Bellevue will unveil new guestrooms after a multi-million dollar renovation, which was overseen by Purpero.

“I’m thrilled to take on this new role and continue my career with Hyatt,” said Purpero. “It has been very fulfilling working on these renovations which are sure to make this iconic hotel an even more extraordinary experience for guests. I’m so happy to be back in Philadelphia after eight years – it’s exciting to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. I look forward to making my mark at Hyatt at the Bellevue.”

“We are thrilled to have someone of Purpero’s experience join the team at Hyatt at The Bellevue,” said Marc Ellin, Senior Vice President Operations Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “With her extensive career as a member of the Hyatt family, remarkable leadership skills and experience with renovations and enhancing guest experiences, we are certain that Purpero will take the hotel to new heights and continue to strengthen its reputation as a truly iconic hotel.”

A hospitality and Hyatt veteran, Purpero began her career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation almost 20 years ago at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, and has been a key team member at seven different Hyatt Hotels across the country, leading renovations and launching new concepts for a variety of food & beverage outlets as well as overseeing operations for multiple dining venues and extensive banquet space. At Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego she led and developed the concepts and opening strategy for the opening of a new bar and deli. As Food & Beverage Director of Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Purpero oversaw a successful summer music series, and at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place she led the renovation, merchandising, and reopening of the Market. Prior to joining Hyatt at The Bellevue, Purpero was the Food & Beverage Director at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa where she oversaw nine outlets and 290,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor banquet space. Purpero’s new role brings her back to Philadelphia where she previously served as the Food & Beverage Director at Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing from 2006-2008.