Scottish hotelier John W. Beveridge has been awarded the 2014 Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership.
Each year one Hyatt employee per region is recognised for their outstanding ability as leaders, coaches and mentors.
Beveridge received the distinction for Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) and Southwest Asia (SWA) regions.
“I am honoured and humbled to receive this award named after the founding father of Hyatt," he said.
The Grand Hyatt Dubai general manager also oversees Park Hyatt Dubai, Hyatt Regency Dubai and Hyatt Place in his dual role as area director for Hyatt Hotels in the emirate.
A Hyatt veteran, Beveridge started his career with the group in 1982 at Hyatt Regency Dubai.
Over the past 32 years with Hyatt, he has held assignments in Riyadh, Brunei, Pusan and Singapore.