Hyatt Announces Leadership Shake-up Amid Miraval Integration


Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced its new leadership structure for Miraval Group, noting key changes in upper management staff.

Marc Ellin, Hyatt senior vice president, operations, America, will assume increasing responsibilities for Miraval Group, including oversight of operations, sales and marketing. He will report to Steven Rudnitsky, Miraval Group president and chief executive officer. Rudnitsky will continue to lead Miraval group through September 30, 2017, at which point he will step down.

In addition, Tom Botts, chief marketing officer; Paul McCormick, senior vice president for Miraval operations; and Meredith Nicklas, corporate director of finance, will depart after the successful brand integration.  

“These leadership changes are natural, evolutionary and appropriate at this time—both for Miraval and the greater Hyatt organization. Our intention is to build upon the outstanding contributions made by Steve and his team,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We are deeply appreciative of Tom, Paul and Meredith for their outstanding contributions in positioning Miraval for much continued success.”

Hyatt acquired Miraval Group in January 2017, in an effort to accelerate the expansion of its hotel brand. In addition, Hyatt plans to commit to operating Miraval separately but leveraging the resources and customer bases that Hyatt provides. 

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