Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa General Manager receives Hyatt Hotels Coporation Lifetime Leadership Award

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October 14, 2016
Dan King, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, has been awarded Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s coveted Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership, 2015. A lifetime achievement award, the Jay A. Pritzker Award honors individuals who have consistently demonstrated their ability as leaders, coaches and mentors. They are high achievers leading top-performing hotels, and are viewed as role models of Hyatt’s purpose and values.

“Dan exudes a special energy and spirit that embodies this award,” said Senior Vice President of Operations, Jordan Meisner. “He has an innate manner in which he is able to provide genuine, authentic hospitality to his customers and hotel guests. Dan is also an exemplary leader in the community and teaches his staff by example, with great humility. Dan truly embodies our company’s purpose of caring for people so they can be their best” continued Meisner. General Manager of the resort since 2014, King is responsible for overseeing the 500 room property and its 728 associates.

“Since we opened our doors, we’ve been known for our guest service and experience, but Dan has been the catalyst for our rapid growth and the architect for our current positioning as best in class,” explains Jeff Donahoe, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. “Through Dan’s vision and leadership, we have created a world-class service culture. The guest experience at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa has never been higher and unsolicited customer reviews rank us number one in the market, something we attribute to the care that Dan exhibits. His infectious attitude transcends the operation and has become viral with our colleagues both in and outside of the work place.”

Hyatt presents the Jay A. Pritzker Award annually to the top professionals in its organization. King was nominated for the award by the management team at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. He had been nominated for the award four previous times, a testament to how much his leadership is appreciated by the variety of hotel and resort teams he’s led.

A veteran in the hospitality industry, King has worked in 12 Hyatt hotels across the United States during his 35-year tenure with the company. After serving as General Manager at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville for more than six years, he joined Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in May 2014. Throughout his Hyatt career, King has been active in the tourism and hospitality industry, serving in various positions with several chamber of commerce and convention and visitors bureau committees, including a term as president of the North Florida Hotel and Lodging Association and chairing the board of directors of Visit Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Locally, King was recently appointed to the executive committee for the San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association and is an active member of the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“I am extremely humbled to be recognized by Hyatt, but it’s the work of our entire team that made this award possible. Together, we try to make a difference in the lives of those around us every day, and provide service that keeps guests coming back to make memories with us year after year,” says Dan King, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. “We have a saying at the resort: every guest, every interaction, every time. I’m proud to be a part of a culture at Hyatt that values people first, and our associates embrace that. The commitment our associates have to being the best that they can be, and giving every one of our guests the best possible experience, every time, is what fuels our success.”

For more information about Hyatt Regency Hill  Country Resort and Spa, visit hillcountry.regency.hyatt.com.

About Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
The AAA Four-Diamond Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is located on 300 scenic acres in the heart of San Antonio. The 500-room luxury hotel features 54,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a total of 165,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, as well as enhanced landscaping that further highlights the natural Texas beauty of the resort. Just 16 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio and the San Antonio International Airport, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers a retreat that feels a world away, with the convenience and fun of San Antonio just outside its doors.

Resort amenities include the full-service Windflower—The Hill Country Spa, featuring 21-treatment rooms with world-class services, a five-acre water park with a FlowRider® wave machine, 22’ tower waterslide, four swimming pools, Ramblin’ River® and much more. A variety of excellent on-site food and beverage options are available, including award-winning Antlers Lodge, offering a unique Texas dining experience that overlooks Hill Country Golf Club, the resort’s lushly landscaped 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course. Windflower—The Hill Country Spa, Antlers Lodge and Hill Country Golf Club are available for both resort guests and the general public to enjoy. For reservations or information, contact 210-647-1234 or visit us at hillcountry.regency.hyatt.com.

About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 160 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 notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who can take care of every detail. For more information visit www.hyattregency.com.

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