Appointed General Manager
At Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon
Chu, who grew up in Guam, is the first woman and the first Guam resident to be appointed Hyatt Regency Guam general manager.
Chu left the island in 1988 to attend the University of Portland. She returned to Guam in 1992 and joined what was then Palace Hotel Guam as a sales assistant, marking her start in the hotel industry.
In January 1995, she joined Hyatt Regency Guam as a business development manager and progressed through the hotel to become the executive assistant manager of sales and marketing in 2010.
Chu also is active in the community, serving on a number of Guam Visitors Bureau committees and on the board of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association. She also participates in various civic organizations. Sophia and her husband, John, have two daughters, Hallie and Ella, both born on Guam.
Chu replaces Jan-Hendrik Meidinger, who is leaving Guam after three and a half years as general manager. Meidinger, his wife Mirjam, and their two sons, TJ and Tobin, will be moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where Jan-Hendrik Meidinger will take on the position of general manager at the Park Hyatt Saigon.