HYATT PLACE BRAND CEMENTS POSITION IN THE UAE AND DRIVES INTERNATIONAL TRADERS TO THE COUNTRY
Vishal Mehra and Pranv Vohra appointed as General Manager and Director of Sales for Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square and Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 23 August 2015 - Hyatt Place brand continues to cement its position in the UAE with the appointment of Vishal Mehra as the General Manager and Pranav Vohra as the Director of Sales for the recently opened Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square and Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, first of its kind in the Middle East
Under their leadership and expertise of the local market, the Hyatt Place brand is now well established in the trading hub of Deira, driving international traders to the country. The opening of Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square marks the second Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East and adds to the robust portfolio of the six Hyatt-branded hotels in Dubai.
With over 15 years’ experience with Hyatt, Vishal led the opening of the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East in 2014, establishing the Hyatt Place Brand concept in the local marketplace. As General Manager, Vishal’s international knowledge of opening, operating and managing hotels helped him lead and train Hyatt Place’s unique cross functional team.
Vishal began his career with Hyatt Regency, Delhi in 1995 and progressed to being a part of the pre-opening team for Grand Hyatt Dubai in 2002. Vishal was later promoted as Director of Rooms at Hyatt Regency Dushanb and was transferred in the same capacity to Hyatt Capital Gate in 2010. Prior to Vishal’s current role, he was deputed for the take-over of Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa in 2011.
Pranav, who has spent over 10 years with Hyatt, has immense knowledge of the trade market across the globe with special focus on GCC, Germany, Italy, Africa, Asia namely China and Japan and CIS. In his role as Director of Sales, Pranav excels in building and influencing multi-cultural sales and marketing teams to achieve first-rate results in challenging, intensely competitive, continuously evolving markets.
From his role in Guest Services back in 2005 to Associate Director of Sales - Corporate & Leisure Markets in 2012 at Grand Hyatt Dubai, and now to his role within the Hyatt Place brand, Pranav is a strong asset to the Hyatt family.
“Hyatt is a world renowned global hospitality establishment with a clear growth strategy for the GCC. As Middle East continues to be an early adopter of the latest innovations, we are determined to ensure we meet the high demand for a premium quality hotel in a great location and at an affordable price, and contribute to the speedy growth of hotel brand in Hyatt globally and locally,” said general manager Vishal Mehra.
Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square targets both business and leisure travellers across the globe offering style, innovation, 24/7 convenience and every modern comfort to create a seamless stay. Conveniently located in the heart of old Dubai, set amidst the mesmerising gold, spice and textile souks, as well as some of the emirate’s top heritage attractions, including the Dubai Museum and Dubai Creek.
ABOUT HYATT PLACE
Launched in 2006, the Hyatt Place brand brings authentic hospitality to the upscale service hotel category for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by the 24/7 lifestyle of multitasking travellers, Hyatt Place combines style with casual hospitality; featuring spacious guestrooms with the Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper, free Wi-Fi everywhere, 24/7 Gallery Menu, Coffee to Cocktails Bar, and free hot breakfast for guests. The Odds & Ends programme also has guests covered with items they may have forgotten and can buy, borrow or enjoy for free. Specially trained Gallery Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly-made meal.
Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 220 locations in the United States, Armenia, China, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Morocco, Puerto Rico, The Netherlands and United Arab Emirates.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Centric™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of March 31, 2015, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 599 properties in 50 countries.