Industry Update
Appointment15 July 2021

Gary Maida

Appointed Area Director of Operations
At Hyatt Place New York Chelsea - NY, USA

Gary Maida

Hyatt Place New York Chelsea today announced today that Gary Maida has been appointed as the hotel's new Area Director of Operations of the 510-room hotel, which is expected to open August 2021. In this role Maida will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel's associates and ensuring guests encounter the thoughtful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Hyatt Place New York Chelsea is set to offer spacious guestrooms in the heart of Manhattan's eclectic Chelsea neighborhood by Hyatt.

Prior to joining Hyatt Place New York Chelsea, Maida was the General Manger of Hyatt Place New York Times Square and Area General Manager for Hyatt Place Midtown South and Hyatt Herald Square.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Gary Maida (Class of 1984) is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada - United States
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of September 30, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents.
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