Geoff Gray named GM of the Park Hyatt Aviara near San Diego

The Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa, a luxury resort on the Pacific Coast in North San Diego County, appointed Geoff Gray as GM.

Geoff Gray. Photo credit:
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Gray began his Hyatt career a decade ago at Andaz San Diego as director of rooms. In 2013, he made the move to Maui as part of the opening team for Andaz Maui at Wailea. Later, Gray became GM of Hyatt Escala Lodge. Here, he led the resort’s transition into one of the first Hyatt Centric properties in the brand’s portfolio and debuted the Hyatt Centric Park City. When Hyatt acquired the historic, luxury resort, Royal Palms in Scottsdale, Ariz., the brand tapped Gray to lead the charge as its new GM.

Before joining Hyatt, Gray served as director of rooms at The Statler Hotel at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Gray is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and serves on the School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Young Alumni Council. He formerly served on the board of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, and now looks forward to working with Park Hyatt Aviara’s local city government and community as a new resident and business leader in the area.

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“As a San Diego native, I couldn’t be more excited to be back home and working with this iconic coastal resort,” Gray said in a statement. “The Park Hyatt brand sets the bar in our industry for the highest level of luxury services and amenities, and this property specifically stands out in the portfolio with a dedicated focus on wellbeing, spa and golf. I am thrilled to join and lead our remarkable team of colleagues who care for our guests and each other with an unwavering commitment to five-star service.”

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