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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Names Asst DoS

Friday, June 27, 2014
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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront announced Matt Evans as its new assistant director of sales. Evans previously served as one of the hotel’s senior sales managers and has been with Hyatt since September 2012. With more than ten years of experience in the hotel industry, Evans will continue to secure major market convention groups in the Mid-Atlantic and support junior team members. He will also assist with implementation of new sales strategies while training for a director of sales position with the company.

“Matt has been a valuable asset to our team and his superior leadership skills make him a perfect fit for this position,” said Gino Caliendo, general manager for Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. “He has a drive for going above and beyond for our clients and strengthening Hyatt’s and Jacksonville’s reputation as an ideal destination for conventions and large groups.”

Prior to joining Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Evans spent eight years with Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., starting in the rooms division and moving into sales, where he held positions ranging from individual travel sales to meeting connections before becoming national sales manager. Evans attended Mercyhurst University in New York, where he majored in hotel, restaurant and institutional management with a focus in hotels.

“Since joining the Hyatt team, I’ve been impressed not only by its strong hotel and convention offerings but also by what the entire region as a whole boasts,” said Evans. “I am excited to step into this position and take on new roles that allow me to serve the market and be more involved in high-level strategy planning and mentoring our next generation of sales associates.”

Caption for Attached Photo: Matt Evans, assistant director of sales for Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

About Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Nestled along the beautiful St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in the heart of the city’s downtown business, entertainment and sports districts and only a few minutes away from more than 20 miles of soft, white sand beaches. Vacation, business and convention travelers experience unparalleled accommodations with 963 guestrooms. With more than 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space, anchored by a 28,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the hotel features outdoor terraces and event space overlooking the majestic St. Johns River.

Jacksonville is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the nation’s largest urban park system, along with more than 45 world-class golf courses, award-winning museums and exciting new dining destinations. A rooftop pool and whirlpool, deluxe indoor fitness center and sauna, and an upscale lobby bar and restaurant pamper and relax guests who never feel the need to leave the premises. For more information about Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront or to make a reservation, visit http://jacksonville.hyatt.com.

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