Appointed Hotel Manager
At Grand Hyatt New York - NY, USA
Grand Hyatt New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Ash Awasthi as Hotel Manager. In this role, Awasthi will oversee the Rooms Division and support activities throughout the iconic property including Purpose and Brand activation, special projects, strategic planning and financial performance. The position is a homecoming of sorts for Awasthi who began his hospitality career at Choice Hotels in midtown Manhattan as a front office agent, followed by a night manager position in the Hilton Short Hills, New Jersey. He began his Hyatt journey at Hyatt Regency New Brunswick as an Assistant Front Office Manager and has gone on to earn various positions and promotions in the Rooms Division at Hyatt Regency Houston, Atlanta, Princeton and Tampa. Most recently Awasthi was Director of Rooms at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, where he implemented and conceived a number of programs aimed at enhancing the experience of both guests and Hyatt team members including a book club for department managers, the “Brighten Your Stay Program” which was featured in USA TODAY, and the beta test for the “Platinum Perks Program” geared towards improving brand loyalty by redefining membership benefits. The hotel won the Innovation Award for 2014 and Awasthi himself won the Director of Rooms Hyatt Leadership Award for 2014.