Hyatt Names Philippe Roux-Dessarps as Vice President of Global Brands

Roux-Dessarps to lead brand marketing for Park Hyatt

CHICAGO - December 17, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced Philippe Roux-Dessarps as vice president of global brands in support of Hyatt’s brand priorities and growth strategies. In this role, Roux-Dessarps will oversee the Park Hyatt brand, reporting to Sandra Cordova Micek, senior vice president of global brands.

“Philippe is a respected leader with a proven track record of success and keen understanding of working in a highly sophisticated environment that distinguishes the Park Hyatt brand,” Micek said. “His global mindset and operational know-how will provide a competitive advantage as the brand continues to meet the ever-changing luxury hospitality business needs. We are thrilled to welcome him to the marketing team.”

Roux-Dessarps comes to the brand marketing role with more than 24 years of experience at Hyatt. For the past seven years, he has led Park Hyatt Tokyo as general manager, coming back to the property from a previous role as front office manager nearly 20 years ago. In addition to Park Hyatt Tokyo, he has worked at a number of luxury properties throughout the world, including Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, Grand Hyatt Bali and Hyatt Regency Osaka.

“Hyatt is committed to excellence on all fronts, and its brands consistently deliver distinct experiences that delight guests,” Roux-Dessarps said. “I’m excited to join this passionate team of Hyatt marketing colleagues to help drive brand preference and loyalty for the Park Hyatt brand.”

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

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 develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of September 30, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 627 properties in 52 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

SOURCE Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Contact: 

Jamie Rothfeld
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
+1 312 780 6070
jamie.rothfeld@hyatt.com

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