March 2015, Gurgaon: Roger Wright has been appointed General Manager of Hyatt Regency Gurgaon. He joins the 451 room Hyatt Regency Gurgaon with over 30 years of international hotel experience. Mr Wright has led twelve 5-Star and 5-Star Deluxe business and leisure Hyatt and internationally branded hotels across the Asia and Pacific Region.
Mr Wright’s knowledge of hotel operations, positioning, financial and strategic focus, combined with a deep personal commitment to the Hyatt brand, will play a vital role in further developing the Hyatt Regency Gurgaon’s position as the city’s “logical first choice” for anyone seeking a top quality large (40,000 sq. ft.) 5-Star hotel for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). Mr Wright is recognized internationally and across India as an experienced “hotelier” and “industry leader”. He recently commented, “I am delighted to be back in Gurgaon and with the opportunity to lead an incredibly committed group of hotel professionals, each with their own commitment to quality, guest service and innovation. The vision of our owners has led to the creation of some of the largest and best presented MICE spaces in India. These incredible facilities coupled with the creativity and style of Hyatt has created a backdrop that supports our continuing business and demand growth”.
In an earlier three year tenure as General Manager with a large 5-Star Deluxe Gurgaon hotel, the hotel led group wide key result indicators for guest satisfaction, and was the number one Rooms Revenue performer across their Delhi and NCR large hotel competitive set. The property was also recognized in the annual “International Hotel Awards” as “Best Hotel India” in three successive years, most recently in 2013-14. During Mr Wright’s tenure, “Luxury Hotels of the World” awarded the property their prestigious “2011 Best Luxury Hotel & Conference Centre - India”, award. During this earlier three year tenure in Gurgaon, Mr Wright was personally recognized in the annual Indian National Tourism Association / PATWA’s awards as the “2011 Top Hotelier India” and was the following year a finalist and first runner up in the “2013 Hotelier India Awards – General Manager” category.
A native New Zealander, Roger first joined Hyatt as pre-opening Director of Rooms of the Hyatt Regency Fiji. He then moved to various Hyatt Regency properties including the Hyatt Monterey in California followed by General Manager Positions at the Hyatt Kingsgate Rotorua, Hyatt Regency Mumbai, Hyatt Regency Cheju in South Korea and the Grand Hyatt Beijing in the P.R.China.
He recently returned to Gurgaon from his home on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland in Australia and will be joined by his New Zealand educated, Fiji born, native Hindi speaking Indian wife, Marilyn. Marilyn and Roger have three grown up daughters, Shirin, Yasmin and Zarina. The girls all live in Queensland.
About Hyatt Regency Gurgaon
Hyatt Regency Gurgaon is the first Hyatt property to open in Gurgaon and is the largest convention hotel in the city. The hotel houses the largest meetings and events space of over 40,000 sq. ft. and the highest inventory of 451 well-appointed spacious guestrooms in the city. The hotel is strategically located off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway 8 and is a 40 minute drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport. The hotel offers multiple dining options like Lavana, the signature restaurant serving authentic Awadhi cuisine, The Lounge, the perfect place to unwind with its comfortable and relaxing ambience, The Long Bar, a stylish and casual bar and Kitchen District, featuring five open kitchens which work in harmony to form a unique culinary experience. There are also a number of recreational services available at the hotel including the Shvasa Spa, the fully equipped fitness centre and the relaxing outdoor pool. Reservations for Hyatt Regency Gurgaon may be made by calling (0124) 618-1234 or visitinghttp://gurgaon.regency.hyatt.