CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation has promoted Julienne Smith to serve as its SVP, franchise and managed development for Hyatt Place and Hyatt House in North America.
Smith, who will be based at the company’s headquarters here, will begin in her new position on July 15 and will report to B. Anthony Isaac, head of select strategy and development for Hyatt. Most recently, Smith served as Hyatt’s VP, real estate and development, where she oversaw the development and growth of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands throughout the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of North America.
In her new role, she will be responsible for deepening and strengthening Hyatt’s select-service and extended-stay franchise relationships, as well as driving demand for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands among potential third-party developers. In addition, Smith will lead the select-service real estate and development team in North America, a team responsible for pursuing development opportunities to grow the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands.