Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

February 13, 2009 15:19 ET

Hyatt Regency Vancouver Announces Appointment of New Director of Catering and Convention Services

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2009) - Hyatt Regency Vancouver is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Lee as its new Director of Catering and Convention Services.

Lee began his career with the hotel in 1987 as a Room Service Mini Bar Porter and subsequently held various other positions within the Food and Beverage operation including Room Service Captain, Banquet Captain, Catering Manager and Convention Services Manager. He has been the Assistant Director of Catering and Convention Services for the past six years.

"After an extensive search, it became clearly evident to us that the best candidate for the job was already here," said Steve McNally, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Vancouver. "Sam has tremendous experience and knows the local market better than anyone. He is very knowledgeable, has great leadership skills and is highly respected by his peers and clients alike. We are delighted to have Sam continue his long-time career with Hyatt in his new expanded role."

Lee majored in economics from UBC and lives in Vancouver with his wife Laurel and 9-year old son Joshua. "I am delighted to continue my career with Hyatt and further expand my horizons," said Lee. "With the Olympics just a year away, this is a very exciting time for the city and the local hospitality industry as a whole. The future is bright and I'm personally looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead."

About Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Hyatt Regency Vancouver, a 644-room hotel, is located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It features the city's most spacious guestrooms, all completely renovated with LCD tv's and gentle-rain showers, award winning Mosaic Bar & Grille and 45,000 square feet of function space including the state-of-the-art Regency Ballroom. Reservations for Hyatt Regency Vancouver may be made by calling 604-683-1234 or visiting

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