Hyatt appoints Mia Kyricos as head of global wellbeing

International hotel group Hyatt has appointed Mia Kyricos as senior vice president, global head of wellbeing.

The newly created role will focus on shaping a wellbeing strategy for not only guests, but also the 110,000 employees across Hyatt's 750 properties.

Kyricos will build upon work Hyatt has already begun to enhance its wellness offering, such as investing in the growth of Miraval – with two new resorts underway – and "Exhale" experiences at Hyatt Place spas, alongside initiatives such as the World of Hyatt Credit Card, which credits users with bonus points for spending on fitness.

“Hyatt’s dedication to implementing wellbeing practices throughout all facets of the organisation demonstrates just one of the ways Hyatt continues to lead the way in the hospitality industry,” said Kyricos.

“This is the first time I’ve seen a company of its kind establish a cohesive position on wellbeing that fully encompasses all parts of the organisation. I’m excited to join such a forward-thinking leadership team, to help meaningfully implement innovative wellbeing strategies for Hyatt’s colleagues, guests and members of the communities in which Hyatt hotels operate around the world.”

Kyricos will remain chair of the Wellness Communities Initiative, that she helped to found, and will be co-chairing at the twelth Global Wellness Summit in Italy in October.