Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Announces New Hotel Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing

USA, San Diego, California. May 26, 2020

Nationally recognized Southern California hotel, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, has announced the promotion of two team members. John Yeadon has been promoted from Director of Sales and Marketing to Hotel Manager, and prior Director of Group Sales, Michaelene Sullivan will assume the role of Director of Sales and Marketing. Both Yeadon and Sullivan bring leadership expertise to their roles at one of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts highest performing hotels.

With over 20 years of experience in hospitality management and 14+ years with Hyatt, Yeadon brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position where he will oversee Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego's day-to-day operations with a focus on customer service, operational excellence and colleague engagement. During his 4 years with the property, Yeadon previously oversaw the Sales & Marketing team which experienced record breaking revenue and growth under his tutelage. Most recently, he was recognized for his innovative leadership style by San Diego Business Journal as one of 2019's Next Top Business Leaders Under 40.

As Area Vice President and General Manager Daniel Kuperschmid shares, "John Yeadon plays an integral role in the success of not only Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego but to Hyatt and the City of San Diego as a whole. He truly encompasses what a leader should be, how they should lead, and what successful leadership looks like."

Following Yeadon's promotion to Hotel Manager, Michaelene Sullivan has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing. Sullivan has been with Hyatt for 15 years, 10 of those years spent here at Grand Hyatt San Diego, shifting from her former role as Director of Group Sales. Sullivan is the Chair of the San Diego Women@Hyatt chapter, a group dedicated to growing female leadership within Hyatt, and has spearheaded a two-day Hyatt Leadership Forum, discussing the cultivation of female leaders within the cooperation. As a result of her pioneering work, Sullivan was a finalist for San Diego Magazine's Women of the Year Awards. Sullivan was also named an Elite Performer 2018, an award given to the top 1% of sales team members globally and exceeded 100%+ of established goals each year. In her new position, she will oversee marketing initiatives and manage the sales department.

"We are thrilled to have two of the industry's most successful, seasoned operations and sales leaders contributing to the continued success of Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego," says Kuperschmid, "Bringing more than 30 years of combined Hyatt experience, I have no doubt that Yeadon and Sullivan will continue to exceed expectations in their new roles."

Grand Hyatt San Diego is ideally situated on San Diego Bay, near the San Diego Convention Center and the city's popular Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel offers a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting, complete with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues that can be found in the heart of downtown.

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