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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Appoints Dave Jacobs as General Manager

AUSTIN, TX. April 19, 2017 – Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, one of Texas’ leading resorts located right outside of Austin, has announced Dave Jacobs as its new general manager. Jacobs joins the property from Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago where he worked at the property as its general manager for more than 10 years.

“I am thrilled to join the great team at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines,” said Dave Jacobs, general manager of Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. “It is my number one priority to further improve associate engagement and employee motivation at the resort in order to produce outstanding results for the property. Coming from the Midwest, I am also excited to explore Texas and everything the state has to offer.”

As general manager, Jacobs is responsible for the overall success of the property including employee satisfaction, guest experience, and the day-to-day operations of the resort.

Jacobs has worked with Hyatt Corporation for more than 32 years, with more than 21 years of experience as general manager. He began his career in the hospitality industry in Hyatt’s Corporate Management Trainee Program. His first position at Hyatt was night cleaning supervisor and he has worked in several positions in the company ranging from front desk agent and housekeeping to rooms executive.

Jacobs attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. He was named Hyatt’s “Manager of the Year” in 2004, and received the “Ambassador of Hospitality Award” from the Illinois Hotel Lodging Association in 2015.

For more information on Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, please visit www.lostpines.regency.hyatt.com or call (512) 308-1234.

About Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is a luxury resort located right outside of Austin, Texas. The property is situated on the McKinney Roughs Nature Park, a 1,100-acre wilderness area, and offers a variety of outdoor experiences from kayaking and horseback riding to fishing, hiking and even a mascot program, “Hooves and Horns,” featuring Texas longhorns, an American mustang, alpacas and more. The 491-room hotel also features the Crooked River Water Park, the full-service Spa Django, and the 18-hole championship Wolfdancer Golf Club among other exciting experiences. For more information visit www.lostpines.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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James Korenchen Public Relations
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