A general views shows the main entrance of the Grand Hyatt hotel after a group of armed men stormed the hotel during a poker tournament in Berlin March 6, 2010.

Hyatt Hotels has appointed Joan Bottarini as the company’s new finance chief. Bottarini will succeed Patrick Grismer who is leaving the company to work the CFO role at Starbucks, having been at Hyatt since March 2016.

Bottarini has been with Hyatt since 1999, having worked multiple finance positions such as vice president of hotel finance for the Asia Pacific and senior vice president of finance for the Americas.

Joan Bottarini profile picture.

“I am honoured to be joining the executive team as Hyatt’s new chief financial officer,” said Bottarini.

“Over the course of my career, I have had the great benefit of being mentored by Pat and other leaders, which is a hallmark of the Hyatt family. I am eager to continue to build on our finance team leadership development efforts around the world as we remain focussed on building value for our shareholders.”