Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport appointed Gino Caliendo to GM of the 580-room hotel.
In this position, Caliendo is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hotel’s management. Some of his responsibilities include managing the recently opened Hyatt Regency LAX, as well as working with the hotel's 350-person staff. He is also involved with budgets and forecasting, guest satisfaction and owner/community relations.
“I am thrilled to inherit such an incredible property and team. Managing an airport hotel that sells out frequently and where the average stay is one night means that all of our associates, departments and management have to operate seamlessly, and with utmost timeliness and efficiency,” Caliendo said in a statement. “I am so impressed by the ‘unquestionably un-airport’ approach, from the mid-century modern design, outstanding culinary offerings, and the genuine connections the team makes every day that exceeds guest expectations. Nurturing this culture by caring for people so they can be their best is an approach we all embrace.”
Caliendo has a history of working within the Hyatt Hotels organization. In three years, Caliendo increased the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Fla., hotel's sales growth 20 percent. He then went on to make improvements at three other Hyatt Regency hotels in Coral Gables and Miami, Fla.; and San Antonio.
In his more than 20-year career with Hyatt Regency establishments, Caliendo has been nominated as Hyatt GM of the Year twice (2004 and 2008), and received the Global Hyatt Thrive Award for “doing it all” (2011). Caliendo plans to become involved with Gateway LA and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.