Hyatt Hotels & Resorts names Benno Geruschkat area director for Egypt & Jordan
Mr. Benno Geruschkat, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Amman, has been appointed Area Director of Egypt and Jordan, effective February 1, 2010. He will be overseeing the three Hyatt properties in Egypt, namely Grand Hyatt Cairo, Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh and Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, as well as Grand Hyatt Amman in Jordan. In addition to his new role, Mr. Benno Geruschkat will continue in his current position as General Manager of Grand Hyatt Amman.
Since joining Hyatt in 1988 on an apprenticeship at Hyatt Regency Cologne, Mr. Geruschkat has had the opportunity to work at various Hyatt properties around the world, including Montreux, Casablanca, Macau, Paris and Mainz, which was his last stop prior his arrival in Jordan in August 2007.
Mr. Geruschkat continued his studies and graduated in 1995 from the International School of Hotel Management in Dortmund, Germany, before obtaining his MBA via distance learning in 2005 from the Open University.
“I am thrilled with this new mission, overlooking some wonderful properties in two such fascinating countries in terms of history and culture. I am very proud to take on this new role” says Mr Geruschkat.
“Benno Geruschkat has been with Hyatt for many years and he is a great asset to our company. We are very confident that he will do a great job in his new role.” comments Mr Gebhard Rainer, Managing Director of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Europe, Africa and Middle East.