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Austin, Texas (September 12, 2017) – Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, has announced Dan Johnson as its new general manager.  He joins the property from Hyatt Regency Savannah in Georgia.

“I am thrilled to join such a talented team here at Hyatt Regency Austin,” said Dan Johnson, general manager.  “My goal is to nurture this care-driven and purpose-led operation to the next level.  Our culture of care is a reflection of our passion for creating memories for others.  Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of all we touch.”   

As general manager, Johnson is tasked with leading the property’s involvement in the community, as well as providing support and guidance to all of its colleagues.  “As general manager, it is my goal to ensure unconditional support is provided to every team member as they are so dedicated to making our hotel the very best it can be.  I look forward to working with this enthusiastic group of individuals and providing guidance, leadership, and mentorship to those aspiring to develop their career within Hyatt,” said Johnson.

Johnson has worked with Hyatt Corporation for more than 23 years.  He began his career as an intern at Park Hyatt Washington D.C.  “My role as PBX operator really helped me to learn the inner workings of the hotel industry, and provided me with invaluable insight of how to effectively provide a positive guest experience,” said Johnson. 

He moved on to work in several different positions within the company including rooms executive, front office manager, executive housekeeper and more.  Johnson was promoted to general manager in 2015 at Hyatt Regency Savannah where he had oversight of a full guest room renovation and created a restaurant/market/bar concept.  

Johnson has worked at Hyatt properties throughout the country including Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Hyatt Regency Irvine, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, and Hyatt Regency New Orleans.  He has received numerous awards and recognitions including being named Manager of the Year in 1999 and Hyatt’s Rooms Executive of the Year in 2009.

He graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Travel & Tourism Management.  He moved to Austin with his wife, two sons, and dog.  In his spare time, Johnson enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, grilling, and traveling.

For more information on Hyatt Regency Austin, please call (512) 477-1234, or visit www.austin.hyatt.com

About Hyatt Regency Austin

Situated on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, Hyatt Regency Austin is a modern hotel located in the middle of the vibrant downtown.  The AAA Four Diamond property is ideally located in the city’s center, allowing guests the convenience to explore the best of Austin, from the famous live music scene and eclectic shops and boutiques, to popular landmarks and lake activities, and much more.  The hotel offers more than 45,000 sq. feet of customizable function space, including the 14,138 sq. foot Zilker Ballroom, and a 3,700 sq. foot outdoor terrace.  Hyatt Regency Austin provides a variety of delicious dining options for guests at Southwest Bistro and Marker 10.  For more information on Hyatt Regency Austin, please visit www.austin.hyatt.com

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About Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to whom and what matters most to them. More than 175 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert event planners that can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit hyattregency.com. Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #AtHyattRegency.

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