Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, 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 Johnson. “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. 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.
The 448-room Hyatt Regency Austin offers more than 45,000 square feet of function space, including the 14,138-square-foot Zilker Ballroom and a 3,700 square-foot outdoor terrace.