Hyatt International has appointed Christoph K. Franzen as the new area vice president for Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman.
In addition to his existing role as GM at the Grand Hyatt Doha, Franzen will now overlook Grand Hyatt Muscat and all Hyatt properties in Qatar, with upcoming openings scheduled between 2016 and 2018.
Commenting on his new responsibilities, Franzen said: “This is an incredible opportunity, which I am thrilled to have. After working within the Hyatt corporation for more than 17 years, I am looking forward to this new and exciting challenge, leading teams in Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman as well as the development in the area.”
Franzen started his hotel career as a chef at a gourmet restaurant in Switzerland. After finishing his apprenticeship he went on to become a certified sommelier in 1989. After completing his studies in hotel management, he held various managerial positions in different hotel chains until joining Hyatt Regency Dubai in 1999 as assistant revenue manager.