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Paper City - August 1, 2019
There’s a lot that goes into planning the most magical day of a couple’s life. Especially when that day includes multiple ceremonies, 1,100 guests, and an elaborate after-party with a 40-foot LED wall and LED DJ booth. But if you ask these newly married lovebirds, it was completely worth it.
Dallasites Anisha Nanu and Paras Khara were married at Hyatt Regency Dallas on Saturday, June 1.
A Reception for One Thousand
For the 1,100 person reception, wedding planner Nirali Shah and Dallas-based decorator Prashe Decor worked to transform the Landmark Ballroom at the Hyatt into a scene from a Las Vegas nightclub.
“We chose the Hyatt Regency Dallas because of their commitment to service, their ability to work with us on a lot of the cultural needs we had, and the efficiency of their incredible sales team,” Shah says. “They have an amazing reputation and lived up to all of our expectations.”
DALLAS, TX - August 5, 2019 - Hyatt Regency Dallas, a hotel with unbeatable location in central downtown Dallas attached to iconic Reunion Tower and with impeccable service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Koffler as its new General Manager.
“We are thrilled to bring Michael Koffler on as our new General Manager, and we’re excited about the leadership he brings to the hotel after decades of experience with Hyatt,” said John Scovell, Chairman of Woodbine Development Corporation, asset manager of Hyatt Regency Dallas.
Koffler started his Hyatt career in 1982 as assistant manager of the coffee shop at Hyatt Regency New Orleans. He has since held a variety of positions with Hyatt properties, including Hyatt at Hilton Head Island, Grand Cypress, Buffalo, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Capitol Hill, before becoming General Manager at Hyatt West Hollywood. He was also GM at Hyatt Regency Monterey, Park Hyatt Carmel and Hyatt Vacation Club Carmel, as well as Resident Manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
In 2006, he moved to the Hyatt Corporate Office as Vice President of Hotel Operations for Select Service Hotels, Americas, where he helped launch the new Hyatt Place and Hyatt House select service brands and oversaw a portfolio of 368 properties. Most recently, he was Regional Vice President of Hyatt Place/Hyatt House and Full Service Franchise Operations, Asia Pacific. Based in Kowloon, Hong Kong, he opened 25 hotels in Asia while in this role.
Michael was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, and is moving to Dallas with his fiancé, Anne, and their two Main Coon cats.
“I’m honored to come to Hyatt Regency Dallas to offer the best experience in hospitality to our guests,” said Michael Koffler, new General Manager of Hyatt Regency Dallas. “This is truly a special hotel – from its fantastic downtown location to its exceptional commitment to service. I am proud to join the team at this great property and this community.”
For more information about Hyatt Regency Dallas and its meeting capabilities, visit www.hyattregencydallas.com.
Hotel Continues To Attract Meeting Planners + Guests From Around the Globe
DALLAS, TX - May 31, 2019 - Hyatt Regency Dallas, a hotel known for its impeccable service, unbeatable location, and extensive experience in hosting meetings and events of all sizes, has once again been named to the list of the “Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the U.S.” at #28. The list is published annually by Cvent, the industry leader in meetings, events and hospitality management technology.
Hyatt Regency Dallas prides itself on the ability of its staff to host meetings of all sizes and varieties - offering unique and innovative ways to customize the experience for meeting guests based on the organization. With a focus on wellness, experiential elements, and custom activations unique to Dallas that bring a taste of Texas to guests without even having to leave the hotel, meetings at Hyatt Regency Dallas are designed side-by-side with the organization’s meeting planner and Hyatt Regency Dallas’ experienced meeting staff.
“We’re honored to not only be named a Top 100 Meeting Hotel in the U.S., but to be ranked in the Top 30 as well,” said Chris Howard, Hyatt Regency Dallas Director of Sales and Marketing. “Earning the 28th spot validates the hard work of our meeting planners and hotel professionals who put in countless hours to ensure a seamless experience for all meeting attendees.”
Hyatt Regency Dallas' award-winning staff boasts some of the longest tenure in the market, guaranteeing successful events in experienced hands. The 400+ person team has a 13.6 year average length of service, and more than 60 people have 30+ years of service at the property. The guest experience team goes above and beyond to create personalized, impactful group welcome experiences that truly makes every group feel welcome. Additionally, the hotel is built around the ideal meeting space: the 160,000-square-feet of space is highlighted by the 30,000-square-foot Landmark Ballroom and its 30 foot ceilings - the ultimate event planner's dream space. The space is stacked for optimal event flow and features one centrally located, large networking space in the massive 18-story atrium looking up at Reunion Tower. The building features multiple loading docks and is recessed away from the downtown streets, ensuring load-in is as seamless as possible.
Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2018 through December 2018. The properties were ranked according to various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, response rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network.
For more information about Hyatt Regency Dallas and its meeting capabilities, visit www.hyattregencydallas.com.
Hyatt Regency Dallas is proud is be recognized by the Dallas Independent School District as the 2018/1019 Outstanding P-Tech Industry Partner – Collegiate Academy for its work at the Lincoln High School B-TECH Program this year.
The B-TECH Program is designed to prepare students, beginning in 9th grade, for college and future hospitality careers. This collaborative effort includes Lincoln High School, El Centro Community College, University of North Texas, and Hyatt Regency Dallas. The students will receive their High School diploma while earning credits towards an Associate’s degree, and will get the opportunity to transfer to UNT Dallas to complete a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management. As an industry partner, Hyatt is committed to providing workplace learning to develop the specific skills needed to success in the hospitality industry. This is Hyatt’s first year of a six-year commitment.
“We are proud to be recognized with this prestigious award and to be a part of this amazing program,” said Mark Spinelli, Director of Human Resources at Hyatt Regency Dallas. “We are grateful to all of our volunteer managers who have supported, participated and contributed to this initiative to cultivate the best people for Hyatt’s future and enhance our relationship with the Dallas community. This truly is a collaborative effort.”
The Hyatt Regency Dallas B-tech program incorporates different leaning platforms for students, which includes site visits, professional development classes, mentoring by Hyatt managers, project based learning activities and workplace tours for the students to learn about the hospitality industry. In 2018, 21 managers from different functions participated in the program and completed 125.5 hours of volunteering and engaging with approximately 150 students.
Visit Hyatt Regency Dallas and you encounter beautiful surroundings and friendly, smiling associates ready to help guests begin their experience. With a welcoming Texas charm, associates at Hyatt Regency Dallas hold the guest experience very near and dear to their heart.
Hyatt Regency Dallas is honored to be recognized, for the fourth year in a row, as a Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal. With a fifth place overall ranking in the 'Large' category, Hyatt Regency Dallas has jumped five spots above the year prior.
Thirteen years running, the Dallas Business Journal's Best Places to Work Program strives to recognize the best companies to work for in North Texas. Participants are asked to answer anonymous questions about work/life balance, opportunities for career-advancement, overall enjoyment at the workplace, and many more.
Click here to view the full list of organizations named ‘Best Places To Work’ by Dallas Business Journal.
Hyatt Regency Dallas Ranked Number 40 Meeting Hotel in U.S
Dallas, TX –(March 14, 2016) – Hyatt Regency Dallas today announced that it is ranked number 40 on Cvent’s annual, “Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States 2016,” list. Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, developed the list according to meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one the world’s largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information, featuring approximately 240,000 hotels, resorts, and special event venues.
“We are honored to be ranked among the 50 meetings and events hotels by Cvent,” said Fred Euler, general manager, Hyatt Regency Dallas. “Earning the 40th spot validates the significant effort we put into making Hyatt Regency Dallas an attractive choice for corporate meetings and events. We listen to our customers and work hard to provide the most sought after service, capabilities and amenities for meeting and event planners and their attendees.”
Cvent evaluated hotel properties that generated business through the Cvent Supplier Network from January 2015 through December 2015. The properties were ranked on various criteria, including total requests for proposals (RFPs), awarded RFPs, total room nights, awarded room nights, major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel's unique profile visits in the Cvent Supplier Network. The criteria are designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in the U.S. and Europe.
See the full list of Cvent’s Top 100 U.S.
Hyatt Regency Dallas Ranked in Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States
DALLAS, TX – March 30, 2017 – Hyatt Regency Dallas was pleased to announce today that it has been ranked number 42 on Cvent’s annual list of the Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the United States. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, based the list on activity on the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), an online marketplace connecting corporate meeting and event planners with venues around the world.
“We are excited to once again be included in this prestigious list,” said Bryan King, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency Dallas. “This recognition is a reflection of our continuing commitment to serving group business travelers. Hyatt Regency Dallas hosts more than 1,000 conventions, banquets and events each year and our entire team works diligently to provide both attendees and organizers with the services, amenities and space needed to make every meeting a customized, engaging experience.”
Cvent evaluated hotel properties that received business through the CSN from January 2016 to December 2016. The properties were ranked based on various data points, such as major metropolitan area (MMA) market share, conversion rate, and the hotel’s unique Cvent profile visits, designed to provide the most accurate reflection of the top meeting hotels in the U.S.
See the full list of the Top 100 U.S. Meeting Hotels here.
About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 140 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 take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregencydallas.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About Cvent, Inc.
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, with tens of thousands of customers and more than 2,500 employees worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling properties to increase group business demand through targeted advertising and improve conversion through proprietary demand management and business intelligence solutions. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.