Named Senior VP of Franchise & Managed Development for Hyatt Place & Hyatt House
At Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Chicago - IL, USA
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced Julienne Smith will serve as Hyatt's senior vice president of franchise and managed development for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House in North America, effective July 15. Smith, who will be based in Hyatt's corporate office in Chicago, will report to B. Anthony Isaac, head of select strategy and development for Hyatt.
Most recently, Smith served as Hyatt's vice president of real estate and development where she oversaw the development and growth of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands throughout the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic region of North America. Smith has been responsible for more than 40 executed franchise and management agreements, including Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port, Hyatt Place Washington D.C./U.S. Capitol and Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills. Prior to joining Hyatt in 2005, Smith held several positions within Marriott International's Lodging Development group.
In her new role, Smith will be responsible for deepening and strengthening Hyatt's select service and extended stay franchise relationships, as well as driving demand for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands among potential third party developers. Additionally, Smith will lead the select service real estate and development team in North America, a team responsible for pursuing development opportunities to grow the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands.