Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa 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.

“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,” said Jacobs. “Coming from the Midwest, I am also excited to explore Texas and everything the state has to offer,” he added.

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, Wis., 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.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa offers 491 guest rooms, the Crooked River Water Park, the full-service Spa Django, 18-hole championship Wolfdancer Golf as well as more than 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 240,000 square feet of outdoor venue space.