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Austin, Texas (October 26, 2016) – Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, has announced Chris Howard as its new director of sales and marketing.  Howard joins the hotel from Hyatt Regency New Brunswick where he was the director of sales and marketing.

“We are very excited to welcome Chris Howard to Hyatt Regency Austin,” said Michael Murphy, general manager of Hyatt Regency Austin.  “Chris has invaluable experience working with Hyatt properties throughout the country, and we know he will be a great addition to our team.”

As director of sales and marketing, Howard will oversee the hotel’s marketing and sales department.  He will also manage and direct marketing efforts to drive business to the property and increase revenue.

“I am looking forward to working with the great team at Hyatt Regency Austin,” said Chris Howard, director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Austin.  “This is an exciting time for Austin as the city continues to see an incredible amount of change and growth.  It is my goal to position Hyatt Regency Austin at the forefront of the hospitality industry in order to keep it top-of-mind for both group and transient guests.”

Howard has worked with Hyatt Corporation for nearly 10 years.  He began his career as a recruit to Hyatt’s Sales Corporate Management Training Program in Indian Wells, Calif.  Following the program, he was hired on as a villas group sales manager at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.  He has worked at several Hyatt properties throughout the country including Hyatt Regency Orange County, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, and Grand Hyatt Seattle.

Howard graduated from Boston University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management.

For more information on Hyatt Regency Austin, please call (512) 477-1234, or visit www.austin.hyatt.com

About Hyatt Regency Austin

Situated on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, Hyatt Regency Austin is a modern hotel located in the middle of the vibrant downtown.  The AAA Four Diamond property is ideally located in the city’s center, allowing guests the convenience to explore the best of Austin, from the famous live music scene and eclectic shops and boutiques, to popular landmarks and lake activities, and much more.  The hotel offers more than 45,000 sq. feet of customizable function space, including the 14,138 sq. foot Zilker Ballroom, and a 3,700 sq. foot outdoor terrace.  Hyatt Regency Austin provides a variety of delicious dining options for guests at Southwest Bistro and Marker 10.  For more information on Hyatt Regency Austin, please visit www.austin.hyatt.com

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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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