“I am thrilled to join such a talented team here at Hyatt Regency Austin,” Johnson said. “My goal is to nurture this care-driven and purpose-led operation to the next level. Our culture of care is a reflection of our passion for creating memories for others. Our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of all we touch.”
As GM, Johnson is tasked with leading the property’s involvement in the community, as well as providing support and guidance to all of its colleagues. “As GM, it is my goal to ensure unconditional support is provided to every team member as they are so dedicated to making our hotel the very best it can be. I look forward to working with this enthusiastic group of individuals and providing guidance, leadership, and mentorship to those aspiring to develop their career within Hyatt,” Johnson said in a statement.
Johnson has worked with Hyatt Corporation for more than 23 years. He began his career as an intern at Park Hyatt Washington D.C. “My role as PBX operator really helped me to learn the inner workings of the hotel industry, and provided me with invaluable insight of how to effectively provide a positive guest experience,” Johnson said in a statement.
He moved on to work in several different positions within the company including rooms executive, front office manager, executive housekeeper and more. Johnson was promoted to GM in 2015 at Hyatt Regency Savannah, where he had oversight of a full guestroom renovation and created a restaurant/market/bar concept.
Johnson has worked at Hyatt properties throughout the country including Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Hyatt Regency Irvine, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa and Hyatt Regency New Orleans. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including being named manager of the year in 1999 and Hyatt’s rooms executive of the year in 2009.
He graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. with a bachelor of science degree in travel & tourism management. He moved to Austin with his wife, two sons and dog. In his spare time, Johnson enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, grilling and traveling.