Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

June 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Hyatt Regency Vancouver Announces Appointment of New General Manager

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - Hyatt Regency Vancouver is pleased to announce the appointment of Ulrich Samietz as its new General Manager.

Samietz began his career with Hyatt in 1985 as a Corporate Management Trainee at Hyatt Regency Chicago and held various jobs in food and beverage through the years, including postings at Hyatt Regency San Francisco, the former Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman and Hyatt Regency Hill Country in Texas. After becoming Corporate Director of Food and Beverage at Hyatt's corporate headquarters in Chicago, Samietz was later promoted to General Manager positions at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt Carmel, the former Park Hyatt Los Angeles and Hyatt Westlake. Most recently, Samietz was General Manager of Hyatt Regency Sacramento where he received the prestigious Donald N. Pritzker award for medium-size hotels. The award was established more than twenty years ago to recognize Hyatt's most outstanding General Manager in small, medium and large hotel categories.

"I am ecstatic to be joining such a wonderful hotel with great staff, wonderful facilities and an excellent reputation for top-notch service," said Samietz. "The opportunity to work and live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world makes it that much more special."

Samietz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Florida State University. He has also been active in tourism and hospitality boards over his career and plans to remain very involved in the industry in Vancouver. Samietz will live in downtown Vancouver with his wife Julie, 15-year old son Alexander and 12-year daughter Isabella.

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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