Hyatt Regency Atlanta Announces New General Manager

Derrick Morrow Named Area VP & General Manager of Historic Peachtree Street Hotel, Now Open for Events & Guests.

USA, Atlanta, Georgia. October 21, 2020

Veteran hospitality leader Derrick Morrow has been named Area Vice President & General Manager of Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The landmark hotel reopened to guests and meetings on July 1, 2020.

Morrow was most recently Area Vice President & General Manager of Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. He previously served as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Tampa; Regional Vice President of Sales for Hyatt's Midwest Region; Director of Marketing at Hyatt Regency Chicago; and in other sales leadership positions.

Morrow started his Hyatt career at Hyatt Regency Atlanta as Associate Director of Sales in 1991.

Morrow rejoins Hyatt Regency Atlanta as the hotel announces it has reopened to guests and customers with a renewed focus on safety and well-being.

"I couldn't be more excited to come back to Atlanta as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Atlanta," Morrow said. "This hotel is part of the story and soul of Atlanta, and I'm so glad to say that we are once again open for business."

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called Hyatt Regency Atlanta his "Hotel of Hope" after the hotel opened its doors to the Civil Rights Movement in 1967. The property was the world's first contemporary atrium hotel and the first Hyatt Regency. The hotel has welcomed major Atlanta events from the Olympics and Super Bowls to Dragon Con.

Prior to reopening, Morrow instituted new colleague safety training and hospital-grade cleaning protocols for guestrooms and common areas. He has appointed a Hygiene and Well-being Leader whose sole responsibility is ensuring guest safety, comfort and well-being.

Hyatt recently announced a Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment. The company is collaborating with medical experts from Cleveland Clinic and other trusted industry advisors to upgrade operating procedures for all Hyatt hotels.

"The most important element of welcoming back guests is doing it safely, and we are going above and beyond to care for our guests and colleagues in every area of the hotel," Morrow said.

Morrow is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Howard University. He and his wife have two children and they have recently relocated to Atlanta.


Hyatt Regency Atlanta Area VP & GM Derrick Morrow
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Hyatt Regency Atlanta
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