Savings at the Grand Hyatt DFW

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Grand Hyatt DFW Announces New General Manager

Lance Marrin
There are a lot of exciting happenings occurring at the Grand Hyatt DFW. We can see the finish line in our $13 million renovation, and leading us to it is our new General Manager, Lance Marrin. Read an excerpt from the official press release to learn more about Lance.

"Marrin brings more than 24 years of senior management experience in the hospitality industry to Grand Hyatt DFW. He began his career with Hyatt in 1987 and has held various management and executive positions throughout his career.

“I’m honored to join an award-winning hotel with a worldwide reputation for excellence,” says Marrin, who officially stepped into the position on Aug. 5, in the middle of the hotel’s $13M renovation. “I look forward to carrying the hotel’s renovation vision to completion.”

Marrin’s results-driven management style has proven successful for a number of high-profile properties.  As rooms director, Marrin played a key role in opening the 1,100 room Hyatt Regency in Denver.  He also assisted in the opening of the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad and the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.

“Lance will step into the Grand Hyatt without skipping a beat,” says Marc Ellin, senior VP of field operations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We are excited to have him lead the management of the hotel and continue to deliver the highest level of service our international and business travelers expect from the Grand Hyatt DFW,” Ellin adds."

Welcome to the Grand Hyatt DFW family, Lance!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Grand Hyatt DFW Announces New Food & Beverage Director

Matthew Brink
We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new director of food and beverage, Matthew Brink. Please see an excerpt from the press release to learn more about Matthew.

“Matthew has excelled with Hyatt for many years, and we’re excited to welcome him to our exclusive property in Dallas. The food and beverage director has a highly visible role, and we are confident in his ability to provide excellent service and meaningful experiences to our guests,” says recently appointed General Manager, Lance Marrin.

Brink has worked in the food industry since 1989 and has been with the Hyatt hotel group since 1995. He has held positions at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Koloa, Hawaii; the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort; the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in California; and most recently, the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California.

The new hire is well timed with the recently announced renovation of the M Lounge and Moka dining areas, which will include a dedicated sushi bar and 24-hour coffee bar serving illy® CafĂ© beverages, pastries, quiches, hearty sandwiches, gourmet desserts and gluten-free options.

“I’m passionate about the food industry because it incorporates directorship, management, accounting, leadership, and people skills into a single focus: food and service,” says Brink. “The Grand Hyatt DFW has an outstanding reputation, and I’m honored to be part of the team, especially at such an exciting time. The renovations are going to be jaw-dropping and will help us deliver the convenience, flavor, and quality guests expect from our brand.”

Welcome to the family, Matthew!