The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville (Fla.) Riverfront named Joe Hindsley GM, overseeing and managing all operations, staffing and guest-satisfaction aspects of the 951-room downtown property.
Hindsley has worked with Hyatt for 37 years, beginning as a corporate management trainee at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. He served as food-and-beverage director for Hyatt locations throughout the country and has served as GM at five locations: Hyatt Regency Lisle (Ill.); Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station; Hyatt Regency Atlanta; Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch; and most recently, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio.
In 2012, he was named the Hyatt Hotels General Manager of the Year, was recognized as the Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association General Manager of the Year in 2002 and was the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association General Manager of the Year in 2006. In 2007, Hindsley received the Atlanta Business League Pathfinder Award and was recognized as an outstanding citizen by Secretary of State of Georgia Karen Handel.
“I am honored to join the exceptional team here at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, creating engaging guest experiences on the banks of the St. Johns River,” Hindsley said. “I am privileged to serve as a steward of those memories and look forward to integrating myself into the esteemed Jacksonville community.”
Hindsley is a graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in food service and housing administration.