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Iconic Los Angeles Property Appoints Two Hospitality Veterans

Terrance Frederick (l) and Julian Tucker (r)

Andaz West Hollywood , the first hotel on the famous Sunset Strip, is pleased to announce two major appointments to its team. Julian Tucker is the property's new General Manager and Terrance Frederick is the new Director of Sales, Events, and Marketing. In his new role, Tucker will manage all aspects of the hotel and its day-to-day operations including the property's 239 guestrooms and suites, dining destinations and rooftop pool. Frederick will oversee the sales and marketing at Andaz West Hollywood as well as the events taking place on property. Tucker and Frederick will be unveiling a brand-new suite elevating rooftop programing to include innovative brand collaborations, expanding outdoor event offerings with the hotel's new drive-in where guests can enjoy movies and live performances projected onto a 65-foot screen, showcasing art exhibitions and more.

Tucker is a 25-year Hyatt career veteran with extensive experience in the hospitality world. He started off his Hyatt career at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee in the security department and was promoted to Director of Security before becoming Executive Housekeeper. Tucker then took the role of Front Office Manager at the Hyatt Regency Chicago followed by serving in several department head roles at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in California. His next role was as the Director of Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center before spending six years in the Caribbean as Director of Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad and Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino. Prior to joining Andaz West Hollywood, he was the Director of Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL. Tucker's community outreach affiliations include working with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on a task force to bring more Black business opportunities to the area.

"My Hyatt career started 25 years ago and I quickly found my calling in the hospitality industry," said Tucker. "I am thrilled to be heading up the superior team at Andaz West Hollywood and excited to work with them to continue to offer a stylish boutique luxury product that stands out in the market."

Joining the Andaz West Hollywood team along with Tucker is another long-time hotel executive. Frederick began his hospitality career in 2007 in operations with independent hotel brands in Virginia before switching to sales in 2010. His first job with Hyatt was in 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead as Sales Manager with a later promotion to Assistant Director of Sales. He continued at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in the same role before moving to the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego as Director of Group Sales, his most recent position prior to Andaz West Hollywood.

"We are thrilled to have Julian Tucker and Terrance Frederick join the Andaz West Hollywood family. They both have extensive experience in working in the hospitality industry as well as with various Hyatt properties around the U.S. and Caribbean," said Jerry Lewin, SVP, Field Operations for Hyatt Hotels. "We are confident they will bring the hotel to new heights with their leadership and teamwork."

Andaz West Hollywood is a boutique luxury property offering 239 guestrooms, two distinct dining outlets, the highest rooftop pool in Los Angeles, multiple private event spaces as well as a ballroom with complete city views.

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About Andaz West Hollywood 

Andaz West Hollywood is Los Angeles' iconic rock 'n' roll hotel located on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif. where musical history, celebrity, and style come together. Formerly known as the Riot House, the property - then called Continental Hyatt House and later the Hyatt on Sunset - served as the home of some of rock 'n' roll's most memorable tales by being the choice hotel for rock legends including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Duran Duran, The Doors, and more. Rebranded as an Andaz - Hyatt's lifestyle collection - in 2009, the stylish hotel is more alluring and artful as ever, featuring 239 guest rooms, including 20 suites, and spectacular views of the Hollywood Hills on one side and the Sunset Strip and Downtown Los Angeles on the other. Andaz West Hollywood includes the highest rooftop pool in Los Angeles, provides professional party and event planning services, and is home to the acclaimed Riot House restaurant.

About Andaz

Global in scale while local in perspective, Andaz hotels weave the sights, sounds and tastes of their surroundings into each property for an experience that truly immerses guests in the eclectic culture of each local destination. Through personalized, unscripted service, Andaz hotels create a barrier-free environment where guests are encouraged to explore their personal sense of style and become inspired by the spirit of the culture around them. Seventeen Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea, Andaz Ottawa Byward Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Singapore, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, and Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. For more information, please visit Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.

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