Hyatt selects former Starwood exec as SVP of World of Hyatt

Amy Weinberg will report to Mark Vondrasek, EVP, global head of loyalty and new business platforms.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation selected Amy Weinberg as SVP for the World of Hyatt loyalty program. Weinberg joins Hyatt effective immediately, and reports to Mark Vondrasek, EVP, global head of loyalty and new business platforms. In this role, Weinberg will direct Hyatt’s global World of Hyatt loyalty experience and teams, including program strategy and innovation, partnerships, operations and management.

“Hyatt is fortunate to welcome a reputable leader in the loyalty space. Amy’s impressive track record in data insights and analytics will help advance our efforts to identify with our guests and understand their needs,” Vondrasek said in a statement. “Amy is a thoughtful, smart and intuitive leader who combines analytical strength with a passion to lead and develop others. This role is critical to our business as we continue to accelerate momentum of the World of Hyatt loyalty program and engage more deeply with our guests.” 

Weinberg joins Hyatt with more than 20 years of experience in building brand strength in loyalty through consumer insights, market research, and strategic marketing and operations. Most recently, she spent two years as GM for Groupdigital.com Corp, consulting for a variety of disciplines, including hospitality, hotel management, real estate ownership and development companies.

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Prior to that, Weinberg spent 12 years as SVP, consumer insights for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In the position, Weinberg was responsible for leading global analytics, market research and customer relationship management functions, including a global team supporting all of Starwood’s brands and divisions, as well as the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program. Weinberg’s career also includes previous roles at Fulcrum Analytics, The Chicago Tribune Company and Strategic Media Research.

“I have always admired Hyatt and its dedication to caring for guests, members and colleagues. I’m thoroughly familiar with the World of Hyatt loyalty platform and eager to build upon the strong foundation Hyatt has created with its guests, both within and beyond traditional hotel stays,” Weinberg said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time as Hyatt expands into wellness and other opportunities, and I look forward to helping drive overall guest engagement across Hyatt’s portfolio of brands.”

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