Andaz West Hollywood, located on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, appointed Nate Hardesty as GM. In his role, Hardesty is responsible for managing all operations of the 239-room hotel. Hardesty joins Andaz West Hollywood from Hyatt’s corporate team, where he served as regional VP of sales for the eastern region of the U.S.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nate back to the West Coast in his new role as general manager,” Jordan Meisner, SVP of operations at Hyatt, said in a statement. “Nate’s Hyatt career spans more than 17 years, over nine cities, so we are extremely fortunate to gain a leader with such an incredible track record and an individual who is so passionate about the hospitality industry. In addition to his strong business acumen and leadership skills, Nate brings his great sense of community and passion to the Los Angeles area.”
Hardesty began his career as a corporate management trainee at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, where he worked in all departments of the hotel. Throughout his Hyatt career, he worked in sales and marketing, serving as director of sales and marketing at many Hyatt hotels and resorts throughout the country, including transitioning the 1,641-room Peabody Orlando Hotel into Hyatt Regency Orlando in 2013. In his most recent role as regional VP of sales, Hardesty managed more than 60 directors of strategic corporate sales accounts. Additionally, he oversaw territory and third-party teams across the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
Hardesty is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, sports and music.
Andaz West Hollywood formerly was known as the Riot House. The property—then called Continental Hyatt House and later the Hyatt on Sunset—hosted rock stars such as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Duran Duran, The Doors and more. Rebranded as an Andaz—Hyatt’s lifestyle collection—in 2009, the hotel offers 239 guestrooms, including 20 suites and views of the Hollywood Hills on one side and the Sunset Strip and downtown Los Angeles on the other. The Andaz West Hollywood also offers professional party and event planning, weekly rooftop music and entertainment and fitness programs such as the one-hour “Yoga with a View” class set against panoramic views of the city.