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CHICAGO — Scott Richer has joined Hyatt as regional vice president of development in Canada. In his new
role, Richer will be responsible for the growth of Hyatt’s full service
and select service brands. Richer will be based in Toronto,
Ontario, and will report to Julienne Smith, Hyatt’s senior vice
president of franchise and managed development for Hyatt Place and Hyatt
House in North America, and David Tarr, Hyatt’s senior vice president
of development for the Americas.
Richer is a familiar face on the Canadian hotel circuit, with more than 14 years of hospitality experience. He
began his career in operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in
Australia. Most recently, he served as executive director of
development for Delta Hotels and Resorts, where he was instrumental in
Delta’s growth in Canada.
Richer started with Delta in 2003 in sales at
Delta Lodge in Kananaskis in Alberta before moving to a marketing role
at Delta’s corporate office in 2004. He left Delta in 2006, and joined
Choice Hotels International’s franchise sales and development (Canada)
team. In 2010, Richer rejoined Delta as development director, where he
built and managed a comprehensive development pipeline.
“Scott has the leadership skills and requisite experience to propel
Hyatt’s full service and select service growth in Canada,” said Smith.
“With his extensive knowledge of the hotel industry, as well as his
broad range of owner and industry relationships, we’re excited to have
Scott lead this charge. He is a talented leader with outstanding
instincts and a track record for driving brand development, and I am
confident Scott’s skills and expertise will raise the bar as Hyatt
continues to grow its brand presence throughout Canada.”
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.