John Beveridge is Area Director for Dubai and General Manager for Grand Hyatt Dubai. A UK national from Scotland , he is a Hyatt veteran starting his career with the group in 1982 at Hyatt Regency Dubai.In a career spanning 29 years with Hyatt, he has held assignments in Riyadh, Brunei, Pusan and Singapore. While in Brunei, his services were recognised by His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei who bestowed the title of Darjah Paduka S.L.J. He also holds the Malay title Dato, conferred by the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia. In 2008, he came full circle with an appointment back at Hyatt Regency Dubai prior to his most recent role at Grand Hyatt Dubai.