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Miami, FL (June 11, 2024) – Mr. Blattner is a thirty year hotel veteran with a proven track record that produces brand experiences and stakeholder value for the hotel industry. In his current role as general manager, Mr. Blattner is responsible for leading all aspects of the Hyatt Regency Miami. Amir embarked on his hospitality journey in 1995 as a hotel operator at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, where he soon discovered his passion for the industry.  Hyatt soon recognized Amir’s talent and recruited him as a Corporate Management Trainee.

Throughout his career, Amir held several leadership roles in various Hyatt hotels including a Director of Rooms position at Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Grand Hyatt Washington, Hyatt Regency Chicago and Hyatt Regency Baltimore, where he earned the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Director of Rooms Award in 2011.  

In January of 2017, he was promoted to General Manager for the Hyatt Regency Louisville and soon after promoted to General Manager for the Hyatt Regency Savannah. During his time in Savannah, he was recognized in 2018 as General Manager of the Year with the Georgia Lodging & Hotel Association.

Amir received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University and a Masters in International Business from Nova Southeastern University. South Florida is home to Amir since relocating from Israel with his parents.  In his free time he enjoys volunteering at Camillus House, spending time with his wife, Claudia, and their two children, Jacob and Gabriella.

As the new Chair of the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association, Amir said “ I am thrilled for the opportunity to help promote our allied and allied upgrade members’ interests and support our vibrant hotel industry leaders.”

About the GMBHA

The Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association is a membership organization comprised of hoteliers, allied and allied upgrade members across Miami-Dade County. The association’s goal is to promote the interest of its members through advocacy, education and partnerships and advance Miami-Dade County as the visitor’s destination of choice. For more information, visit

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