Hyatt announces leadership team at Andaz Ottawa

Matt Graham.

Matt Graham.

OTTAWA — The leadership team has been unveiled at the soon-to-open Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, as Matt Graham has been named general manager, Markus Fisher has been appointed director of sales, marketing and events, and Stephen La Salle has been tapped as executive chef, it was announced May 31.

Expected to open this summer, the 200-room property will be the first Andaz-branded hotel in Canada, as well as the first Ottawa hotel under Hyatt’s brand portfolio.

Graham has a 23-year career in hospitality, with 21 of those years spent with Hyatt at properties in New York, Washington DC, Georgia and Florida. Most recently, he served as general manager of Andaz Savannah, in Georgia.

Fisher has lived and worked in Ottawa for over 13 years. Most recently, he was director of sales and marketing for Ottawa Marriott and prior to that, served as general manager at Chateau Cartier Resort Gatineau. 

La Salle comes to Andaz Ottawa from The Albion Rooms at the Novotel Ottawa, where he served as executive chef, and has worked at various culinary posts in the industry for the past six years. In Ottawa, he has served for the past two years as an advisory board member of Savour Ottawa; co-founded the Bytown Chef’s Collective, a charity-focused chef’s group; and competed in the 2014 Gold Medal Plates Olympic Gala.