POSTED January 21, 2016

Ash Awasthi has been appointed hotel manager of the Grand Hyatt New York. Awasthi will supervise the rooms division and support activities throughout the property including purpose and brand activation, special projects, strategic planning and financial performance.

 “We are very fortune to have an individual of Ash’s caliber and success join the team at Grand Hyatt New York,” said Area Vice President & General Manager John Schafer. “His creative leadership, valuable experience and innovative ideas will continue to develop and strengthen our commitment to authentic hospitality. We look forward to being a part of Ash’s rising success story in the Hyatt family.”

Awasthi began his career in the hospitality industry as a front office agent for Choice Hotels in midtown Manhattan. Awasthi began working for Hyatt at Hyatt Regency New Brunswick as an assistant front office manager. He has held various positions and promotions throughout the years in the Rooms Division at several other Hyatt locations including: Houston, Atlanta, Princeton and Tampa. Awasthi most recently served as director of rooms at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“I am thrilled to call New York home again, especially at an iconic hotel steeped in such vibrant tradition,” said Awasthi. 

The widely recognized Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center of Branson, Missouri, has captured the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. Readers of the magazine determined recipients of the award, voting on a handful of the top MidAmerica meeting sites based off of quality of meeting space, guest rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage offerings, staff, availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall experience.


Oklahoma City officials recently unveiled the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center’s new brand featuring a colorful, high-energy logo.

“Everyone has seen the rise of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center on the east side of Scissortail Park, and its completion will be another MAPS game-changer for our City,” says Mayor David Holt. “Today’s logo unveiling is another milestone on that path.”


Hard Rock International has announced its partnership with Clean the World (CTW), a leading organization in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). This partnership provides business travelers the opportunity to participate in a team-building activity while giving back to the community by putting together hygiene kits for those in need.