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Hyatt Regency Savannah Names Amir Blattner As General Manager

SAVANNAH, Ga. August 10, 2017 – Hyatt Regency Savannah announces Amir Blattner as its general manager. In this role, Blattner is responsible for managing all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the 351-room hotel.

“I am honored to lead and learn from our caring colleagues here at Hyatt Regency Savannah and passionate about sharing Hyatt’s purpose of care with our guests and within the community of Savannah.” said Blattner.

Blattner began his hospitality career with Hyatt in 1995 as a PBX Operator at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, where he discovered his passion for customer service. He was quickly recruited as a Corporate Management Trainee at Hyatt Regency Miami in 1997. Throughout his career, Blattner has held several Rooms Division roles in nine Hyatt hotels including Director of Rooms position at Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Grand Hyatt Washington, Hyatt Regency Chicago and Hyatt Regency Baltimore, where he earned the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Director of Rooms Award in 2011. Most recently, Blattner served as General Manager at Hyatt Regency Louisville.

Blattner received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University and a Masters in International Business from Nova Southeastern University.

About Hyatt Regency Savannah

Hyatt Regency Savannah is conveniently located in the heart of the city’s famous historic district, directly on scenic River Street. The upscale hotel offers 351 newly restyled guestrooms, 33,000 square feet of flexible function space, a 400-foot private floating dock for special events, and is within walking distance to one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions. Reservations for Hyatt Regency Savannah may be made by calling 800-233-1234 or visiting www.savannah.regency.hyatt.com.

Contact:
Mark Dickerson
mark.dickerson@hyatt.com
912-721-4675

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