CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation has named Jim Tierney senior vice-president of Development and Owner Relations for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands in North America, effective immediately.
In his new role, Tierney will report to Pete Sears, group president, Americas for Hyatt.
“Jim has the leadership skills and requisite experience to continue the fantastic growth our developers and owners have created with the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands,” says Sears. “The Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands have their largest footprint in North America and, as they continue to grow around the world, it was clear we needed someone fully focused on the franchise and managed growth of these brands. With his extensive knowledge of the select-service and extended-stay products, as well as his broad range of owner and industry relationships, we’re excited to have Jim lead this charge.”
Most recently, Tierney served as Hyatt’s vice-president of Development and Owner Relations, where he led a team responsible for the development and growth of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands in the Eastern half of the U.S. Prior to joining Hyatt in 2014, Tierney served as director of Development for Cambria Suites at Choice Hotels International.