Timothy Ananiadis was born and raised in Greece and at the age of 17 went to Canada to study Business Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto, subsequently moving to the USA where he started his career in the hospitality industry.
He has 30 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, mainly with Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Hyatt international where he started his career at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and subsequently held the position of Director of Food and Beverage in several hotels (including Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Hilton Head, Nashville, Buffalo, NY, and Columbus, OH). In 1988 he moved to Chicago as the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Hyatt hotels with main responsibilities menu engineering, product development, recruitment, development, and implementation of service standards and training, concept development, and hotel pre-opening support.
As General Manager he held positions in the USA at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, and Hyatt Regency Miami. In 1999 joined Hyatt International as the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki and later moved to India as the General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Mumbai.
In 2003 he joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts returning to Greece as the General Manager and Managing Director of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, one of the most historic and prestigious hotels in the world, and Area Manager for Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus.
Tim lives in Athens with his wife Jennifer and their two young sons, Teo and Louka while his older son Tim lives in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of several non-profit and hospitality industry boards as well as internal Starwood functional boards. His business philosophy of an ideal hotel is to provide a comfortable, friendly, and efficient environment for guests and associates while maximizing revenues through constant innovation and profits through proactive management.