MIAMI BEACH, Fla.

Keith Butz has been appointed general manager of The Confidante Miami Beach. In his new position, Butz oversees the day-to-day operations at the property.

Butz brings 24 years of leadership experience in hotel management and operations to Miami Beach; his hospitality career started with Hyatt at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, in various roles such as corporate management trainee and front office manager. He joins The Confidante from the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, where he served as general manager leading all hotel operations for three years.

Prior to Grand Hyatt Kauai, Butz was general manager at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Hyatt Regency Calgary and Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco from 2005 through 2014.

Throughout his Hyatt career, he has also held senior management positions at several luxury properties including Hyatt Regency Chicago, Park Hyatt San Francisco, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, and Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego among others.

Butz holds a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Purdue University.

The Confidante, which is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, features 363 guest rooms and 16 suites with a 1950s-inspired design that reflects Miami Beach’s Golden Era. Dining experiences include the Southern-inspired Bird & Bone led by renowned Miami Chef Richard Hales and TALDE Miami Beach, a casual Asian-American restaurant and bar from ‘Top Chef’ alum, Chef Dale Talde.

Additional amenities include two heated swimming pools, private cabanas and bungalows, a full-service beach area and lush tropical gardens. The hotel offers more than 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.