Saigon, Vietnam – August 4, 2008 -The history behind the Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine began 23 years ago when Highlands Inn Park Hyatt Carmel, California, hosted the event for the very first time.
Dozens of Hyatt Regency properties in key business, convention and resort locations in North America are undergoing dramatic transformation as part of a multiyear revitalization project. When openings of new hotels in the same time period are taken into account, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and the owners of several Hyatt managed properties are investing more than $1.3 billion in Hyatt’s core brand in North America. Seventeen properties have been renovated or opened in the past three years and 31 additional hotels are scheduled to be revamped or to open by the end of 2010.
The new Cafe restaurant at Hyatt Regency Perth is open for business after an extensive redevelopment that transformed the restaurant and introduced a new, interactive style of dining to Perth.
The Travel Industry Association reports that Americans are expected to take more than 327 million leisure trips this summer. But as travelers hit the road, many are feeling the pinch of gas prices averaging above $4 per gallon. To help ease the burden and offer incentives for continued travel, select Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts across the country are offering money-saving gasoline promotions and packages valid through Labor Day and beyond. Select properties showcasing such offers include:
Global Hyatt Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hoplamazian today announced the appointment of Harmit Singh as chief financial officer (CFO). In this position, Singh will lead the company’s finance, accounting, treasury, tax and strategic financial planning functions worldwide. Singh was formerly senior vice president and chief financial officer – International for Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) responsible for finance, information technology and supply chain. Singh will report directly to Hoplamazian.